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    Breaking the Mould

    “Spontaneity is intimate, risky, and vital, and it requires a relationship with the audience,” says Rachel Fenlon in the winter issue of Art Song Canada.

    In the online magazine, which also includes articles by John Gilhooly and Iain Burnside, the soprano and pianist offers insight into her artistic practice. Her desire to forge her own musical identity through self-accompanied song recitals has sometimes meant having to move beyond standard norms – a productive process, as she describes it: “The quest for accompanying myself, questioning tradition and preconceived notions of what song should be, puts me in constant conversation with the music, in communication with text, sound, and spirit.”