ALL, Standing Wave’s tribute to Vancouver, is a twenty minute-long collaborative film/performance piece created with award-winning filmmaker Mina Shum. We asked composers Bramwell Tovey, Alfredo Santa Ana, Veda Hille, Martin Ritter, Ron Samworth, and Brent Belke each to write a short work inspired by some physical aspect of Vancouver. We then combined these pieces into one “Vancouver Suite” which became the sonic landscape for Mina Shum’s filmic portrait of Vancouver. To create this work of cinematic theatre, Shum called on the Standing Wave community—ensemble members, board members, management, crew and the six ALL composers—to contribute personal photographs and answer philisophical interview questions. In its moving finale ALL crescendos in a swirl of of imagery, actors and music.
This project was made possible through the generous support of the Vancouver Foundation, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts and the City of Vancouver through the Office of Cultural Affairs.