Water speaks. It nourishes the earth, gives life and carries story. The memory of all landscapes, all bodies and all transformations are alive in water

Aventa Ensemble
Bill Linwood, conductor
March 1, 2020
Phillip T Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria

Lindsay Dobbin, filmmaker  |  Marcus Goddard, composer


Lindsay Dobbin is a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) – Acadian – Irish water protector, artist, musician, curator and educator who lives and works on the Bay of Fundy in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of Lnu’k (Mi’kmaq). Dobbin’s relational and place-responsive practice includes music, sound art, performance, sculpture, installation, social practices and writing, and is invested in Indigenous epistemologies and cultural practices, such as drumming.

Marcus Goddard is an award-winning composer and internationally respected trumpet player whose music has a way of connecting with and expressing the essence of the elemental forces of nature. Goddard’s orchestral works have been performed by orchestras across Canada including the Montreal Symphony. His chamber music has been performed across North and South America and Europe. Goddard is the Composer in Association and Associate Principal Trumpet with the Grammy and Juno Award-winning Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Composer-in- Residence with the Victoria Symphony.