Poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar’s award-winning book of poetry, children of air india: un/authorized exhibits and interjections (2013), has inspired Irish composer Jurgen Simpson to create an epic production of music, voice, poetry and visual projections. This work, supplemented by the composer’s extensive research into Air India Flight 182, will be performed by the Turning Point Ensemble from November 6 to 11 at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
“I’m grateful that my poetry found a way to speak to people—and much thanks is due, not only to my family, but to my editor at Nightwood Editions, Silas White, for support and encouragement. This tragedy calls us to witness and that call is one I ultimately answered and that people from across Canada, Ireland and India have responded to, in often profound ways, including music, theatre, and photography: air india [redacted] is an immersive experience that envelopes the listener and I’m looking forward to sharing that with others.”
—Renée Sarojini Saklikar
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