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Lia Pas
Saskatoon

lia@liapas.com
www.liapas.com
 

Bio

  • Lia Pas is a multidisciplinary creator-performer who has worked in the fields of music, writing, and theatre. Born in Saskatoon, Lia studied music at York University, Toronto (BFA 1995) and completed her MA in Devised Theatre at Dartington College of Arts (October 2006) in Devon, UK. Lia taught English in Japan from 2003-2005 and currently lives in Saskatoon.

    Lia has written poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and scripts. In addition to her volumes of poetry: Husk (JackPine Press, 2008, with artist Ed Pas), what is this place we have come to (Thistledown Press, 2003) and vicissitudes (Underwhich Editions, 2001), her literary work has been broadcast on CBC Radio and widely published in literary periodicals. She was a member of the editorial collective of JackPine Press in 2009.

    Lia is an accomplished musician (oboe and piano), composer, and vocalist, working in contemporary, improvisational, and classical forms. She is an in-demand vocal coach and her compositions have been performed by soloists and ensembles and broadcast on CBC Radio. Her two interdisciplinary shows, The Descent of Inanna (2001) and Baba Yaga's Hut (2002), for which she wrote or co-wrote the scripts and music, and in which she performed leading roles, played to sold-out audiences in Saskatchewan.

    Her current project-in-progress, splanchnologies, is an interdisciplinary performance piece exploring anatomy as image. As part of this project she created a videopoem, susurrations in 2009.

Genres

  • Music-Related » Librettos, Other
  • Poetry » Literary, Performance/Sound
  • Scriptwriting » Stage

Publications

  • susurrations (videopoem). self-published, printed by Plainclothes Press, 2010
  • Husk. JackPine Press, 2008
  • what is this place we have come to. Thistledown Press, 2003
  • vicissitudes. Underwhich Editions, 2001

Periodicals

  » Literary Journal
  • Backyard Ashes
  • Canadian Writer's Journal
  • Grain
  • Spring
  • Transition Magazine
  • zygote
  » Newspaper, Magazine, & Trade Journal
  • Musicworks Magazine
  • The Alberta New Music & Arts Review

Productions of Plays

  • Baba Yaga's Hut, Lapis Productions, Saskatoon, 2002
  • The Descent of Inanna, lazuli productions, Saskatoon, 2001

Broadcast Works

  • Poetry Postcard, CBC Radio 2, 2003
    • Poetry and Music “Poetry Postcard” broadcast on CBC Radio 2’s “Out of the Blue”. A reading of my own poetry accompanied by me improvising piano and voice. Poems were: "the taste of wind", "crow's place", and "underspace".
  • Kali, CBC Radio, 2003
    • Kali for flute/alto flute, cello and piano, recorded April 17, 2003 at the Regina Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival broadcast on CBC Radio One and CBC Radio Two.
  • vicissitudes, CBC Radio, 1998
    • vicissitudes (a poem cycle of 9 poems: acolyte, initiation, mate, need, the making, conception, ripening, transition, child). Read by Michele Sereda. Broadcast on CBC Radio Saskatchewan's Gallery.

Workshops Offered

  • voicing
    • Group Size:
      • 5-12
      Voicing workshops are designed to help you enhance the range, depth, power and resonance of your voice. Using games, exercises, text, and song, these workshops are recommended for everyone interested in public speaking, singing, acting, or just being comfortable with your voice and how you use it.

Audience Age Groups

    • Adults
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