There is a long history of composers being inspired to tell stories through instrumental music, with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons being a famous example. In 2018, the SPO in partnership with its ensemble-in-residence, the Odin String Quartet, embarked on the Drying Ink project to create new Canadian music for the quartet. Interestingly, each of the composers involved created music with an embedded story. This episode will look at ways composers can tell stories using music and why this type of creation is appealing. Featuring interviews with members of the Odin String Quartet and 7 Canadian composers connected to this project.

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