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Philanthropy for the community?

Community foundations leaders from across Canada gathered at The Banff Centre recently to connect and engage in conversation about leadership opportunities, social innovation and what’s next for community philanthropy. The gatherings were the beginning of a new relationship with The Banff Centre to develop the kind of smart and caring leaders that our communities need.

Gabriel Kasper detailing his ideas on philanthropy and the community

Gabriel Kasper detailing his ideas on philanthropy and the community.

In this podcast, Gabriel Kasper from the Monitor Institute shares stories from across the philanthropic sector,  unpacks the future of community philanthropy and addresses how we might re-imagine the charitable landscape leading up to Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017 and beyond.

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Science, science, learn all about it!

YouScientist

YouScientist design by Sasha Stanojevic

When the Science Communications Program participants descend on The Banff Centre, they have two weeks to meet, greet and build a multi-media “sci comm” project complete with web site, podcast, text, video and social media. Participants bring strong science backgrounds and varying levels of communications experience, and they team up with Banff Centre staff and work studies who make a snap of classy designs, audio post production, video editing and sound creation.

The final products are fun (live spoof of The Dating Game), integrated (links to maps and projects in various locations), informed (look and listen to the examples here) and sometimes yummy (yes, there was a beer tasting component this year). More than that, these projects explore how to get the who, what, when, where and why of science out into the world.

Here you can see and listen to some of the results.  Note that the projects are a mix of fact and fiction when they are built for the program.  You will hear some interviews and some budding actors; you may even recognize Canada’s Science Guy, Jay Ingram, posing as someone else.

Earth Rover:

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Pollen Planet: 

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BISQC Talks: Quatuor Cavatine

Matthieu Handtschoewercker and Marie Chilemme of Quatuor Cavatine have a laugh with broadcaster Eric Friesen. Photo: Rita Taylor.

Matthieu Handtschoewercker and Marie Chilemme of Quatuor Cavatine have a laugh with broadcaster Eric Friesen. Photo: Rita Taylor.

Broadcaster Eric Friesen met with all four members of France’s Quatuor Cavatine on Monday after their performance of works by Schubert and Dutilleux during the first Recital Round of the Banff International String Quartet Competition. Cellist Bruno Delepelaire spoke about choosing a name for their quartet:

Because of the String Quartet Opus 130 of Beethoven. The fifth movement is called the Cavatine and it’s really a beautiful movement, very slow and impossible to describe because it’s like another planet.

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BISQC talks: The Anima Quartet

Zhi-Jong Wang of the Anima Quartet. Photo: Rita Taylor.

Zhi-Jong Wang of the Anima Quartet. Photo: Rita Taylor.

In the first of our daily BISQC podcasts, with broadcaster Eric Friesen and recorded in front of a live audience, Alexandra Samedova of the Anima Quartet (Russia / China) talks about choosing Schubert’s Quartet No. 8 in B flat Major for the Recital Round on August 26.

It’s lovely music. It’s very innocent, because he wrote it when he was 16, and if I imagine when I was 16, to compose such music, it’s really great, what he did. We love it.

 

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Shhhhh, we’re listening to rock music

A crowd listens to The Eerie Green. Photo: Don Lee.

The Banff Centre staff, work studies, and visiting artists listen to The Eerie Green. Photo: Don Lee.

Over my year working here, I’ve seen some interesting things. But the large scale experiment that was attempted last week was a first.

The Banff Centre invited Canmore-band, The Eerie Green to participate in a silent concert in the Shaw Amphitheatre. You may remember The Eerie Green, they opened for Classified two months ago.

Musically, the show was great. But as you’ll hear, experimenting comes with its own challenges.

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This week’s podcasts: with Shane Koyczan, Measha Brueggergosman, Cold Specks, the Eerie Green and more…

This week on the podcast:

Local folk rock band The Eerie Green perform a “silent” concert.

Celebrated opera star Measha Brueggergosman gives us some insight into the artist’s life.

And spoken word artist Shane Koyczan, tells us why poetry is relevant today.

 

And:

The reluctant-but-captivating front woman of the band Cold Specks tells us what she dislikes about being a rock star.

And, we’ll take you into Banff’s farmer’s market and introduce you to some of the people who bring you the season’s freshest flavours.

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