Juno Tour of Canadian Art pairs musicians with art
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) have an innovative project pairing Canadian art with Canadian music: The JUNO Tour of Canadian Art.
JUNO award-winning musicians Alpha Yaya Diallo, Buck 65, Dan Hill, Gord Downie, Hawksley Workman, Jane Bunnett, Measha Brueggergosman and Tanya Tagaq each selected an artwork that resonated with them and paired it with their own music that complements their selection.
Alpha Yaya Diallo selected J.E.H. MacDonald’s Falls, Montreal River | 1920, oil on canvas.
Hawksley Workman selected Tom Thomson’s Decoration: Autumn Landscape | 1915 – 1916, oil on canvas.
The musicians also recorded their rationale and personal interpretation of the artwork. Visitors can watch and listen to these recordings while admiring the art in the Canadian collection and in the Henry Moore gallery until August 31st.
My favourite pairings are that of Buck 65 and Measha Brueggergosman. Below is a preview of the project.