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Sounding Thunder: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow

Livestream Film and Virtual Artist Reception

Great Artist Music Series

7:00 pm EDT

Commissioned by the Festival of the Sound in 2018, Sounding Thunder is a musical journey into the life of the renowned Ojibwe WWI sniper and decorated officer of the Canadian military,  Francis Pegahmagabow. Composed by Tim Corlis and written by Ojibwe poet Armand Garnet Ruffo, it is a complex work divided into three acts, exploring Pegahmagabow’s early years immersed  in the world of the Anishinaabe spirits, his extraordinary accomplishments in the trenches of WWI, and finally his political life as Chief of the Wausauksing Ojibwe and founder of the early  Indigenous political movement in Canada.

Join this week to stream the phenomenal work that is Sounding Thunder: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow. The recording includes a short documentary on The Making of Sounding Thunder, intro remarks from Brian McInness (Pegahmagabow’s great grandson), and a the professionally-produced filmed debut of this seminal work at The Festival of the Sound. We welcome you to the live-online Zoom Reception, as we hear from the creators and curators of this work in a lively and informative panel event.

Film Premiere: Thursday, February 3rd, 2022, 7:00pm
The livestream link will be accessible through February 10th, 7:00pm
A musical journey into the life of renowned Ojibwe WWI sniper and decorated officer of the Canadian military, Francis Pegahbagabow, captured on film.
Virtual Reception: Thursday, February 10th, 2022 7:00-8:00 PM
Join us for an open roundtable discussion with composer Timothy Corlis, author Dr. Brian D. McInnes and Festival of Sound artistic director Jim Campbell as explore how this powerful story was brought to life.


Livestream Film and Virtual Reception: $15.00 (HST included)

Only one ticket needed per household.

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