“Everything stays the same,

Everything is yet to be discovered.”

Quarry excavates layers of memory and place through song and sound. The lyrics intertwine words from community members across Canada into a dreamscape that hovers between the present, the past and the future. What do we discover if we dig deep — beneath the ground where we stand, back into the bedrock of time, below the tangle of our everyday thoughts? 

Quarry was given its world premiere on June 3, 2017 as part of Four Lands.

Juliet Kiri Palmer CA

Composer Juliet Palmer is known as a “post-modernist with a conscience” (The Listener) whose work “crosses so many genres as to be in a category of its own” (Toronto Star). Recent premieres: Vermillion Songs for tenor Simon O’Neill and NZTrio; and Sweat (Center for Contemporary Opera, New York). Juliet is the Artistic Director of Urbanvessel, a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration: Boots (Opera Peepshow); Singing River (Pan Am Path); Stitch (Dora nominations Best New Opera and Best Production); Slip (Best Experimental Short, Toronto International Short Film Festival); and Voice-Box (Harbourfront World Stage). Upcoming: Invicta (NYO Canada tour with spoken word artists Pricelys and Eekwol); Sweat (Bicycle Opera tour); On the Brink (Urbanvessel, Toronto); Inside Us (Western Front, Vancouver); The Iran Project (Instruments of Happiness).

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Juliet Kiri Palmer