Erin Donovan

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Percussionist, pianist and composer Erin Donovan presents interdisciplinary site-specific events with her organization, Hear Here Productions. 

Recent projects include Woodlight (Field and Tree) (a short film with Susanne Chui of Mocean Dance and poet Alice Burdick), Arrival (interactive sound environment with live performance), Burnwater: Alchemy (immersive dance theatre event that toured Nova Scotia 2016-18), Filament (with dancer, two musicians and poetry by Alice Burdick), and Burnwater (a site-specific work in East Dover, NS featuring the iron sound-sculptures of blacksmith John Little). Co-productions with the Banff Centre and Parks Canada and Hear Here include Two Jack Wish at Two Jack Lake in Banff and The Bankhead Project, a large-scale site-specific event at Lower Bankhead, a ghost town just outside of Banff. 

As a freelance percussionist, Erin has performed regularly with Symphony Nova Scotia, the Calgary Philharmonic, the Canadian Opera Company, the Banff Centre and many other contemporary ensembles. Her work has been supported by the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Banff Centre, Parks Canada and Arts Nova Scotia. Erin is passionate about supporting other artists of any discipline (emerging or established) to find ways to present their work.