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Available Light Cabaret: Daniel Janke + Rob Dickson

This event took place on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 9:00pm

Available Light Cabaret: Yukon Music in an Intimate Venue. Presented in partnership with Music Yukon + Jazz Yukon. Yukon Arts Centre Studio Theatre Doors at 8:30pm. Cash bar. 9pm Daniel Janke with Jesse Zubot These two gentlemen play and compose new music of such beauty it will make you weep. This duet of violin and piano promises to be an unforgettably cinematic musical experience. Daniel Janke is active as a composer, filmmaker and media artist. He is the director of the multi-media stage production Grubstake Revisited, which toured in 2013/14 and is now premiering at ALFF 2016. Daniel is also currently in production on a CD with violinist Mark Fewer. Recent concert music commissions include Quelle est la fin de tout? for Vancouver Chamber Choir; Farther Along for violinist Mark Fewer; Weather Coming for Standing Wave Ensemble; and String Quartet No. 2 for Bozzini String Quartet. Daniel's String Quartet No. 1 was recorded by Penderecki String Quartet and his music for the contemporary dance work Cinco Puntos Cardinales was released by the Centrediscs label (2011). Film scores include: The Grubstake Remix (Northern Town Films, dir. Daniel Janke, 2016), Subconscious Password [NFB, dir. Chris Landreth 2013] which was short-listed for an academy award; Touch, and The Susan Smith Tapes (dir. Jeremy Podeswa, 2001). Films credits include River (2012) and How People Got Fire (NFB, 2009). He was writer/producer on the TV series Northern Town (CBC, 2006). Daniel Janke lives near Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Jesse Zubot is a Canadian musician primarily known for his unique violin playing. Jesse Zubot is a Juno Award winning producer, composer and violinist best known for his acclaimed collaborations with Steve Dawson, Tanya Tagaq and, most recently, Dan Mangan. 10pm Rob Dickson Chronicling the unique beauty and uncertainty of moving into adulthood, Dickson's debut album, Proof of Our Years, is an ode to growth. Between 2013 and 2015, in his mid-twenties, Dickson finished school, began a full-time job, got married, moved into a new home, and started a family. Out of this period of extreme change grew a collection of songs, each stemming from and responding to the inherent challenges and immense joys of growing older, growing a partnership, and raising a child into being. With wisdom and clarity beyond his years, Dickson describes both the doubt and the wonder, imprinting his songwriting with honesty and pure emotion. He approaches his songs with a tender grasp, imbuing the clear sentiment of his writing with the nuanced intensity of his voice. Produced by Toronto's James Bunton (Donovan Woods, Evening Hymns), Proof of Our Years is spacious and magnetic, revelatory in its unaffected account of finding oneself on the other side of youth, and resonant in its embrace of the exquisite imperfection of love. This concert will be the first time Yukon audiences will have a chance to hear Rob's gorgeous songs with band accompaniment.

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