A collaboration of Rachmaninoff's Opus 32 Preludes with spoken word artist Brendan McLeod.
"All We Will Miss," a collaborative music and storytelling show centred around Rachmaninoff’s Opus 32. Pianist Sarah Hagen performs all 13 preludes, interspersed with stories and poems inspired by the music from storyteller Brendan McLeod. The resulting journey travels through topics as diverse as family dynamics, creativity, and grieving, in a show that provides an exciting window into the worlds of spoken word and classical music. Ultimately, it is a new experience of each – a novel form of cross-disciplinary collaboration aimed at celebrating Rachmaninoff’s music.
Brendan McLeod is a Canadian writer, spoken word artist, and musician. He is the author of one novel, The Convictions of Leonard McKinley, a one woman play, The Big Oops, and two monologues, the most recent of which is his award-winning piece on consciousness Brain. He is the founder of The Fugitives, a folk group signed to Light Organ Records, that tours internationally and have been nominated for multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards and a Western Canadian Music Award. He is a former Canadian SLAM poetry champion and World SLAM runner-up. He’s taught spoken word at Langara College, and is an active youth educator with a variety of organizations, including: Wordplay, Prologue, and the Vancouver Biennale. He was the 2012 Poet of Honor at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and the 2015 Poet of Honour at the Victoria Spoken Word Festival.