Nuyamł-ił Kulhulmx / Singing the Earth

December 4–5, 2013
7pm film screening
8pm concert
Wychwood Theatre
Studio 176
76 Wychwood Avenue, Toronto, ON, CA, M6G 2X7 map

Nuyamł-ił Kulhulmx, or Singing the Earth, is a response to the people, environment and spirit of the Bella Coola Valley of coastal British Columbia. It draws on historical and contemporary sources in four languages - Nuxalk, Norwegian, English and Japanese - to create 11 short pieces about an isolated and beautiful place.

Singing the Earth is the collaborative artistic effort of Anna Höstman (composer), Dylan Robinson, Patrick Nickleson and Marion Newman, with the kind support and assistance of the people of the Bella Coola Valley.


  1. Anna HöstmanCA

* Canada Council Commission
† Ontario Arts Council Commission
‡ Toronto Arts Council Commission
§ Premiered by Continuum

This is the World Premiere performance of Singing the Earth.

Watch the Singing the Earth preview video
Hear Ryan Scott's interview with Anna Höstman
Read Musicworks Magazine's interview with with Anna Höstman
Read The Toronto Star's interview with Anna Höstman
Read the barczablog review of Singing the Earth


Continuum’s ensemble, with Marion Newman (mezzo-soprano), Wallace Halladay (saxophone), Joseph Macerollo (accordion), Kristen Bruya (bass) and Gregory Oh (conductor).


$30 adults / $20 seniors & arts workers / $10 students. Available at the door on the night of the performance.


Singing the Earth (Anna Höstman, CA)
Marion Newman (mezzo-soprano), Max Christie (clarinets, recorder), Wallace Halladay (saxophones), Carol Lynn Fujino (violin), Kristen Bruya (bass), Laurent Philippe (piano, organ), Joseph Macerollo (accordion), Ryan Scott (percussion), Gregory Oh (conductor)


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council The McLean Foundation European Research Council Indigeneity in the Contemporary World Steinway Piano Gallery The Institute for Contemporary Music
at the University of Toronto

Nuyamł-ił Kulhulmx / Singing the Earth