Dr. Robert Riseling, University of Western Ontario
Robert Riseling, professor emeritus from the University of Western Ontario, presents a 50-minute work incorporating visual and aural arts in "Motor City Memoir" by Alan Torok.
"My 'Motor City Memoir' is a group of pieces that tell short stories of my time in Detroit from 1960 to 1969. They are meant to be a coherent whole and are inspired (if that is the right word) by a visit in 2012, to my old home during those years, at Outer Drive and Gratiot Avenue. The dereliction and destruction I saw there gave impetus to my writing of this music" -Alan Torok