Interview with Rita Ueda

Canadian composer Rita Ueda sits down with us to talk about her career as a composer and about her latest work, a cantata entitled ‘Debris’ based on the documentary with the same name by John Bolton. The documentary is about Tofino based park ranger and “inter-tidal” artist Pete Clarkson, and his memorial entitled “Swept Away” which honours the victims of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Rita’s new work, with libretto by Rod Robertson, receives its world premier on May 27th and 28th at the Vancouver Civic Theatres Annex in Vancouver Canada. We would like to extend a big thank you to the Vancouver Civic Theatres and the SOCAN Foundation for their generous support.