54 Torn from the Pages

Dave Bidini Ontario

Dave Bidini was one of the founding members of the Rheostatics, a band that for two decades mapped new musical frontiers across Canada. Since the band stopped touring in 2007, he has released two albums with his new Bidiniband. He is also the author of 10 books, including Tropic of Hockey, Home and Away and Baseballissimo, which is being made into a feature film. His latest brainchild, Torn from the Pages, involves composing and performing original songs inspired by recent works of Canadian fiction. Read more

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 10:30pm
Backstage Lounge

Authors: Dave Bidini, Grant Lawrence, Zsuzsi Gartner, Colin Browne, Timothy Taylor
Musicians: Selina Martin, Veda Hille, Geoff Berner, Brendan McLeod, Karyn Ellis

What happens when some of Canada's leading singers and songwriters are inspired to compose and perform original songs from a recent work of fiction? You experience a once in a lifetime, late-night celebration of sound and story.Torn from the Pages is the brainchild of singer-songwriter-bestselling author, Dave Bidini, and in this Vancouver rendition of a Toronto tradition Timothy Taylor's The Blue Light Project is the inspiration. From songs to essays, new narratives to tone poems, Bidini and his outstanding line-up of musicians and writers will delight with eight new pieces provoked by Taylor's epic work of terrorism, media and sport. 

Please note, this event is 19+.

Presented in partnership with Random House of Canada Ltd.

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