McLuhan is a visionary on so many levels including his prophetic notions of the relationship between media and consciousness. Are his ideas in this regard, so seldom examined, still relevant today?
Join us for a an evening of ideas and music honoring one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century.
B.W. Powe is widely regarded as one of the most original and unclassifiable authors in Canadian writing. His works include The Solitary Outlaw, A Tremendous Canada of Light, Outage and The Unsaid Passing, a ReLit Prize finalist. He is also the founder of McLuhan Initiative for the Study of Literacies at York University.
The evening concludes with the world-premiere of Obsolescence Is The Beginning: The Marshall McLuhan Concerto, composed, orchestrated and programmed by Mike Dubue. Three Marshall McLuhan quotes on the theme of Conciousness Through The Advancement Of Technology interpreted and realized as three continuous movements of music for solo cello with vibraphone and eight synthesizers in sorround sound. Mike Dubue is a composer, producer and musician based in Ottawa. Primarily a film composer, Mike can also be found making pop music with HILOTRONS, The Empiricals and Socalled.