Jennie Punter

The Intimacy of Summer Listening One Friday evening in early May, I jumped on my bicycle and dipsy-doodled to the Music Gallery along Toronto’s pothole-ravaged streets. Musician–producer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh was premiering a new work by Jerusalem In My Heart, the evolving performance project he founded in 2005....

Jennie Punter

What is an instrument? One late November day last year, during a family visit to Amsterdam, I stepped out after dinner and took the tram to Oostenburg, a former harbour hub near the city centre and now being redeveloped as a mixed-use area. After several wrong turns I found the trail-markers (pink birdhouses!)...

Jennie Punter

Community Muse As I approach the finish line of my first issue as editor of Musicworks, I am keenly aware of the sonic geography that surrounds me. Pharoah Sanders’ Message From Home is playing in the background. My dog is snoring nearby. The kitchen appliances are humming. But beyond the familiar sounds...

Jennie Punter

True Confessions Of A Church-goer That’s me in the spotlight . . . or, more accurately, that’s me in the third pew, left of centre aisle. In the photograph, I am the small mass of auburn hair lit up by the white glare of the big screen at the opening night gala of the 2013 Images Festival, the...

Jennie Punter