Sounds of Silence: composers, poets and U of T students collaborate for Canada 150 event

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“Perspective, empathy and education – I always say are the most important things anyone could give or have access to. This project is proof of that for me.”

At poetry slams and salons around Toronto last summer, Daniel Robinson was scouting the scene, looking for writers to collaborate with U of T music students for his Sounds of Silence project.

The project premieres on Friday with 15 poets, all from underrepresented – and often marginalized – communities, who are working with 15 composers and 15 singers from U of T’s Faculty of Music to create musical pieces to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary. (photo: Hannah James)

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