Unknown Rivers is an interdisciplinary performance for vocal quartet and affected shortwave radio. Featuring recorded interviews with Canadian water dowsers Dawn Kirkham and Lorne Bender, the piece explores folk knowledge of divining and groundwater through voice, movement, objects, sound and text.
Performed by Katerina Gimon, Hilary Ison, Robyn Jacob, Tegan Wahlgren and Emily Millard at Sawdust Collector Series, Gold Saucer Studio, Vancouver on February 19, 2019.
Composed and directed by Emily Millard, with guidance from Peter Hannan, Heather Laura Gray, Ashley Whitehead and Marcel Sparmann. Special thanks to Resonant Bodies Residency, Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, Tatyana Tenenbaum and Andrea Young.