Welcome to Timelines
a collaboration by Debra Grass and Beverley McKiver
The Timelines Project was initiated by two musicians/composers/music teachers in the Ottawa area. Their paths crossed early in life and then again in January of 2019 when they found that their lives so far had been eerily similar despite very diverse roots.
Beverley McKiver and Debra Grass embarked on a musical project together, in the spirit of reconciliation, that would explore the past while acknowledging a future bound together in this place known as Canada. They researched history and shared personal experiences, creating together a collection of pieces for two pianos reflecting their responses to learning about each other’s heritage.
The pieces explore themes of connections to the land, treaty-making,
destruction, political satire and the hope for reconciliation.