VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day the world woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
Canadian composer, conductor and trumpeter Allan Rae was born in Blairmore, Alberta on 3 July 1942. He studied composition and arranging at the Berklee College of Music, and, later, electronic music and composition with Samuel Dolin at the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Based in Calgary, he is known particularly for his theatre work, including musicals, incidental music and an opera. He was composer-in-residence at Alberta Theatre Projects from 1985 until 2000. His catalogue also includes symphonic, choral and chamber works.
Life Under Quarantine - Suggestions for the classical musician, from Gordon Andrew R
Lost Music for Lost Souls - Richard Meszto tells the story of the re-discovery of Allan Rae's music for 'Charles Manson AKA Jesus Christ', a play by Fabian Jennings
The Many Hats of Allan Rae - A Birthday Greeting, by Endre Anaru
Music of the Elvish World - Gordon Rumson explores Allan Rae's 'Mirror of Galadriel'
MV3, with Gordon Rumson and Keith Bramich - the first of Music and Vision's monthly visits to the world of online music