I distinctly wanted the audience to have a contemporary experience of what war is.
by Matt Jones
this image of young men so far from home, fighting in Berlin and Tokyo, really inspired me
CHARPO: Why the sudden leap across time and space?
CHARPO: You had personal experience of First Nations soldiers, but how did you approach the Iraqi situation?
CHARPO: That speaks well to the trans-historical or universal experience of war that you’re talking about. I wonder about the opposite: the use of distinct cultural music that is tying these specific experiences together through their uniqueness. I’m thinking of the way that at the preview of the show at the Music Gallery, John Gzowski’s music was borrowing from Middle Eastern music and First Nations rhythms and American blues.