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The Tar Sands Songbook

Presented by Better Future Project and Biodiversity for a Livable Climate at Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, Cambridge MA

Apr 13 2019
The Tar Sands Songbook

A documentary performance about music, memory and oil written and performed by Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola/voice), with Ted Reichman (accordion).

Tanya Kalmanovitch, born in Fort McMurray, Alberta near the site of the Athabasca Oil Sands, weaves together a chorus of voices with an original, improvised score which explores the unseen relationship we all have to oil.

Kalmanovitch decided to become a musician as a teenager because “it had nothing to do with oil,” and was drawn to ethnomusicology to explore the ways in which music can speak to the world’s biggest problems. She has been a faculty member at the New England Conservatory

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Tickets available at the door. For advance tickets:

$25, $10 for students All proceeds go to Biodiversity for a Livable Climate and Better Future Project.

Contact: 617-299-0771


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Following the performance, the audience is invited to join a discussion with the performers and members of Better Future Project and Biodiversity for a Livable Climate.


Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church

1555 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138


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