Music from the inside: the 'flow' of live performance

Alexandra Pohran-Dawkins
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
UVic's Human and Social Development Building, Room A240

Staging musical performance in the era of personal playlist.

Music is an integral part of human experience. Today, we can carry our entire music libraries in a back pocket. Has this changed the way we experience music? How does today’s musician incorporate this new reality and still experience ‘flow’ and spontaneity in live performance? Alexandra Pohran Dawkins will play live and recorded music and share stories from her 40-plus years as a musician and teacher.

About Alexandra Pohran-Dawkins

Alexandra Pohran-Dawkins

Prior to her 30 year association with UVic's School of Music, Alexandra Pohran Dawkins was the principal oboe of the National Ballet Company. She enjoyed an active career with the Canadian Opera Company, Esprit Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony, Toronto New Music Concerts, Vancouver New Music and many other live performing ensembles.

She maintains her long-standing leadership role in chamber music production and a lively interest in recorded as well as improvised music. Currently she is the Artistic Director of the newly-formed Victoria Chamber Players.