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Dec 9th 2016 @ Knox College Chapel, University of Toronto

Toronto, Canada
I Was There
Friday, December 9th, 2016
4:00 PM
Knox College Chapel, University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
A Treasury of Historic Music in Four Recitals
"The organist's performance effused emotion, giving chills to old and young alike."- Bordeaux Sud-Ouest"The playing is can hear the organ breathing, even weeping, as if it were almost human."- Radio CanadaNow in its fouth season, ORGANISTA is a series of free Friday afternoon concerts on the historic meantone organ at Knox College, University of Toronto.
Kevin Komisaruk is a Canadian-American historical keyboard musician based at the University of Toronto since 2003.  His scholarship explores intersections between performance practice, rhetoric, flow theory, and improvisation, and how these impact the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of artists and listeners.  In practice he develops applications for advanced musical performance in medicine, especially palliative care, exploring the relevance of minute interpretative variables such as timing, phrasing, instrument tone, and performer intention in developing complementary therapies for pain and anxiety.