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Tom Graff

Tom Graff is an art curator who also conducts and sings, classical to folk "world" musics. Until recently, his writing has been confined to curatorial essays, art articles, performance art scripts, or books on Readers' Theatre (historical quotations in performance in (mostly) museums). He makes a living by curating both in Canada and abroad, teaching voice, with a particular emphasis on "deeply vocal" thinking patterns while physically embodying one's singing or speaking. As well, he has recently found himself coaching artists and musicians how to master the business portions of their careers, from the shaping of their art and public persona, to writing and honing grants and budgets.

Articles

Jan 19th, 2010
Reid Farrington’s The Passion Project is an electrifying work that compresses the entirety of Carl Dreyer’s classic silent film "The Passion Of Joan Of Arc" into a 30-minute concentration...
Nov 30th, 2009
Two-timing tenor causes all the fuss as opera creates Norma manga, passes out memory sticks to the media, and blogs the night away.
Nov 24th, 2009
From Vedran Smailovic, the cellist who played Bach in the cross-fire erupted streets of war-torn post-Olympics Sarajevo, to the non-jingoistic Country & Western ballads (and the responses to...
Nov 24th, 2009
Celebrated author Haruki Murakami, born in 1949, is one of many artists pointing outside Japan for inspiration to exist in the modern world. Isolation is his enemy.
Nov 21st, 2009
When outsiders look at Vancouver, what do they see? (Read on.)
Nov 19th, 2009
Count yourself lucky if you are there this weekend to hear the best of Estonian choral singing meeting the best of Canadian men’s choirs in an unforgettable evening of music.  This weekend...
Nov 19th, 2009
Take a movie and add some more famed Irving Berlin songs, some great tap dancing and perform it live. Put a creatively integrated band, enhanced with well-sampled and performed digital keyboards,...
Nov 6th, 2009
What a difference a decade makes. The Eastside Culture Crawl officially began in 1997 with 45 artists in 3 Strathcona area studio buildings and was attended by a few hundred people, me amongst them...
Oct 27th, 2009
BC is the province with the largest per capita opera audience in the country. Lots of us cannot get enough opera, big or small. As the curtain rises and thrills us with the prospect of singers, costu
Oct 17th, 2009
They are not sure if it was scarlet fever or meningitis, but 19 months after her birth, Helen Keller could no more see or hear. Some 60 years later a play was written about Annie Sullivan joining the...
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