Friday, April 27, 2007

Art of Time Ensemble - Music Archived on CBC Radio 2

Last week we announced CBC Radio 2's broadcast of the Art of Time Ensemble featuring Sarah Slean. For those that missed it, Normal on the forum pointed out that the show has now been archived over on the CBC Radio 2 site. Most the recordings seem to be featured from the second night of performances.

Want to hear more on this Art of Time ensemble show?
Andrew Burashko of the Art of Time Ensemble spoke and played songs with Classical 96.3 FM during the week of performances.

Sarah returns to the Enwave theatre with the Art of Time Ensemble in early May.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

New album Promo Images?

In January of this year reported that promo shots for Sarah's next album would be taken sometime in February by photographer Edwin Tse.

Two images from that shoot are available from his site. To view the portrait, visit his site and click on the 7th line shown on the left side.

Update, Dec 16 2007 :
Images now appear on the 4th line down and a 3rd image has been added. Two new images and an less cropped version from the same shoot are now on the official page as the background, under the terms of use, and privacy statement page.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Hear Sarah Cover Joni on CBC Radio 2 (Online)

Update: The Great Candian Songbook concert is now featured on the CBC Radio 2 website:

Earlier this month Sarah took the stage with CBC Radio Orchestra to where she played four songs in tribute to Joni Mitchell. CBC Radio 2 has the show set to broadcast on May 2, 2007 as part of Canada Live.
"The Great Canadian Songbook

April 15, 2007
Chan Centre at UBC

Alain Trudel, conductor
Veda Hille, vocalist
Sarah Slean, vocalist
Ron Sexsmith, vocalist
Marc Déry, vocalist

Four Great Canadian Songwriters: Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy St. Marie and Serge Fiori. Four Great Canadian Singers: Sarah Slean, Ron Sexsmith, Veda Hille and Marc Déry. Four Great Canadian Composer/Arrangers: Phil Dwyer, Glenn Buhr, Giorgio Magnanensi and Alain Trudel."
The CBC Radio 2 blog posted the songs Sarah covered for the night:
Joni Mitchell sung by Sarah Slean arranged by Phil Dwyer:
"Both Sides Now", "Woodstock", "Free Man in Paris", "All I Want"
Phil Dwyer who did the arranging appears to be also working on Sarah's upcoming tribute to Canadian artists with the May 10/11, 2007 Art of Time Ensemble concerts.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Sarah's on the Crossing Soundtrack.

Sarah Slean's song Pilgrim has landed on the Canadian movie 'Crossing'. The movie is released tomorrow but the soundtrack is out now. The version used is the same one featured on her album Day One.

Other artists on the soundtrack include: Michael Bublé, Buck 65, Champion, Lester, Oh Susanna, Philosopher Kings and Swollen Members featuring Nelly Furtado. A sampler of the soundtrack is available here.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sarah & The Art of Time Ensemble - CBC Tonight

Sarah's performance of two new songs inspired by Franz Schubert and played with members of the Art of Time Ensemble will be played on CBC Radio 2 tonight. The concerts were played on March 15, 2007 and March 16, 2007.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007, 8:00 p.m.

Catch a pair of concerts from Toronto that break down the barriers tonight on Canada Live. First, a concert in which the Art of Time ensemble asked singer-songwriters Sarah Slean, Andy Maize (of the Skydiggers), Martin Tielli (of the late Rheostatics), Danny Michel and John Southworth riffing - in their own styles and voices - on their choice of music from Franz Schubert's iconic E flat Piano Trio. Later, Sir Andrew Davis leads the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in his own arrangements of Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor. Canada Live, with Matt Galloway, tonight at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Radio Two.
-CBC Radio 2

For those outside of Canada, CBC Radio 2 does broadcast online and across as Canadian time zones. CBC Radio One, had played one of Sarah's inspired new songs 'Lonely Side of the Moon' on their show Metro Morning following the first night's concert. A clip of the rehersall was also used on the CBC television show, The Hour.

John Southworth had opened for Sarah's last concert at the Harbourfront 'enwave' theatre. Sarah and Martin Tielli shared rolls together in the film Blackwidow.

Thanks to a fan for a heads up on tonight's air date.