A few weeks ago, the duo Rideau had the opportunity to work with Canadian Composer Christine Donkin on a work called Cats and Patterns.
"Cats & Patterns is a set of six pieces inspired by the work of late British artist and illustrator Louis Wain. Wain was well known and loved during his lifetime for his cartoon-like drawings of cats. Later in life his mental health deteriorated, and he spent his last fifteen years in hospitals, but he continued to produce artwork. No longer limited by the constraints of commissioned work, he was free to experiment with different artistic styles, and one recurring theme in his output from this time involves combinations of cats and patterns."
It was a great session for the duo and we are now looking forward to perform excerpts on this work in a concert this coming week.