Stillness Falls | Chandelle Rimmer Is there a path from “Otherness” 2 days ago   12:09

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Being true to yourself is difficult enough, but add another person into the equation and it’s even harder. Performing pieces from their collaborative music research project, Chandelle Rimmer and Tom Van Seters explore musical truths through open improvisation and themes including flight and fear of facing the truth from a child’s perspective. In the process, the MacEwan University music profs discover how to be true to the new voice they are creating together. Canadian jazz musicians Chandelle Rimmer and Tom Van Seters are both well versed in the Canadian jazz scene, having shared the stage with numerous distinguished musicians over the past 25 years. Both Tom and Chandelle are faculty members in the Department of Music at MacEwan University, and recently released their first collaborative project, Stillness Falls, through the university’s record label, Bent River Records.

When they first started working together, they decided that they wanted to collaborate not only as performers, but also as composers. They were delighted to discover that in many ways it was easier than writing music in isolation. Sharing in the responsibilities for a composition’s creation and development freed them up in a way that often led to wonderfully unpredictable outcomes. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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Is there a path from “Otherness” Stillness Falls | Chandelle Rimmer 2 days ago   10:58

Tara Wilson-Jones’ background and identify have given her a unique experience with “otherness” and how it can affect our ability to care about or connect with other people. Having spent the last 13 years working for Make-A-Wish, dedicated to the mission and its power to transform lives one wish at a time – despite being in a time of heightened division in the United States, Tara still has hope. During her talk, she gives us a glimpse into the distinctive way she was formed as a person and challenges us to examine not only our preconceptions about other people, but our roles in bridging or growing our divides. Tara Wilson-Jones is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic. Tara has been with the Mid-Atlantic chapter since August of 2009 and worked previously for another chapter for 3 ½ years. In her role, Tara is responsible for running the marketing and communications team - building and implementing the department plan and strategy. With a mission based focus on the children with critical illnesses Make-A-Wish serves, the marketing and communications team for the Mid-Atlantic chapter handles all local brand awareness, media relations and coverage, (regularly assisting with national media support and engagement,) video production, website creation and management, e-communications, print and digital collateral, social media and marketing. Additionally, cause-related marketing partnerships and sports relationships are managed by the Marketing and Communications team under Tara’s leadership. Tara is passionate about the Make-A-Wish mission and the power it has to transform lives, one wish at a time. A huge Oregon Ducks football fan and Washington Capitals hockey supporter, Tara also loves reading, spending time in the outdoors, cooking and various athletic activities. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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