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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THE IETHBRIDCE HERALD Wednesday, September I, 1971------------------------ Composer plans musical mosaic ol Canada Open your ears., eyes and nostrils to today By JI1CIIAEI. HKNXETT Canadian PITSS Staff Writer Composer Ilrcnl Slraughan wants serious nni-sic lovers to trade in (heir century acoustic equipment and open their ears, eyes and ncairils (o today. His Enlilony, a complex three years in Uie combines film, environment and sym- phony should do just Iliat if lie can raise for rehearsals and its 40-mmulc performance. He calls it a musical mosaic of Canada, a multi-senscry ex- ploration of our national ident- ity. His music explores the cul- ture and conflict of this coim- jry, from virgin beauly to in- dustrial and social blight: a Maritime jig i; superimposed on a jazz Indian rhythm, a so- norous Doukhobor hymn pre- faces a chorale-chant on the agony of Quebec, acrid pulp fumes waft over the audience to accompany a cacaphony of unbearable sound. "I want (o give Canadians something that's them, that talks about their says Straughan, 24. who came lo Sinicn Fraser University in Vancouver with a zoology de- gree and convinced SFU offi- cials his composition was the basis for a behavioral science (hcsis. "But I'm not happy compos- ing for one il's silly in the 20lh cenlury. If Beethoven were around, he'd have video tape recorders going in the background." SCOUHEl) COUNTRY Grants t o t a 11 i n g helped Knfilony become a reality. S'.raughan and his younger b'cther spent "75 gruelling days" scorning the country as far east as Louis- burg on Cape Breton Island with a IG-millimetrc camera to get the footage he wanted. In July, the remainder of the feet was shot on a trip to Yellowknifc. N.W.T. AlMtit one-third of it will lie used in the actual presenta- tion, flashing on four 11- by 22-foot overhead screens. Straughan calls himself a mediocre performer, a stale of mind acquired from piano lessons he attended regularly in Jasper, Alta., the milk and cookies" and later from a violin leacher with a penchant for rapping knuckles, in Ed- nicmliiii. "What people didn't under- sland was that interest was making new sounds all (.he lie "Tint's where I'm radically different from the performer. In fact, I feel very aliena'.cd from performers they can get great kicks out of doing something over and over and over until its' per- fect. "I can't sUind lo hear it twice. I'm not interested in perfecting it at all. I know I have to use [hose people and it's through hem that other people understand -ny work, but there's a horrible man- gling of sort of composer identities, or whatever, in these performance syn- dromes, like the standard music schools." STARTED IN EDMONTON Straughan discovered the world of sounds with the Ed- monton Junior Symphony, sit- ting in the second violin with his mouth open. His apprecia- tion of "this whole way of communicating thst I'd never been a part of was enhanced during his four years at the University of GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME Rev. Douglas Schweyer, of the Si. Thomas Re- deemer Lutheran Church in St. Thomas, Ont., rides his son's bicycle lo church every sun- day "to fighf pollution." Rev. Schweyer claims "ils greal exercise first ihing in the morn- ing." Vatican denies report VATICAN CITY (AP) Tire Vatican denied Tuesday that it had anything to do with the hid- ing of Eva Peron's body. Breaking its silence on the un- expected return of the body of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron in Madrid last Friday, the Vatican secretariat of state issued a statement that the Holy See was not involved in the transporting and the secret bur- ial of the body in Italy, and had nothing to do with its return to Pcron in Madrid. Italian press reports Sunday HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd Ave. Lethbridge THURSDAY, SEPT. 9th SALE STARTS P.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE Nice light wood dining room suite with table, 6 chairs, and china cabinet; radio-record player; good crib and mattress; Viking fridge; gold armless lounge; nice green chrome suite; fireplace; sink and metal cabinet; beds: selection of wringer washers; propane bottie; wood table and 4 chairs; good paint outfit with compressor, lank, hose and gun; tool box; tools; Gain- aday mangle; wicker baby buggy; portable typewriter; h.p. motor; tape recorder; portable electric sewing machine; barbecue; sealers; crocks; power mowers; comp. bed; Astral fridge, aulomafic washers; chairs; good Winchester .2-1.1 rifle; bicycles. Windows- baby buggy; 2-singlc headboards; nice green 3-piccc sectional chesterfield; Philco TV; .sink and counter; old buffet; nice spico rack; sump pump; Admiral portable TV; table saw; trikc; wagon; vacuums; chrome chairs; stock racks; vanity dresser and stool; chest of drawers; Lawn Boy power mower. MANY OTHER ITEMS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION For Further InFormalion Contact: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. Phono 328-4705 1920 2nd S. AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN lit- No. 41 Lie. No. said that the late Pope Pius XII gave permission fcr the remains to be brought here from Argen- tina at the request of Gen. Pedro Aramburu. Aramburu helped overthrow Peron in 1955, three years after Eva's death. The reports said the body was shipped lo Italy 15 years ago, disguised as that of a nun, and plficed in a church cemetery on ths outskirts of Rome. An undertaker in Milan said Monday that Eva's body had been buried in a local cemetery in the name of Maria Magistris for 14 years. A local hearse driver said he took a body bear- ing that name to Spain last week. At the same time, the Vatican officially stated for the first time Uiat the excommunication of Pcron had been lilted in 19G3. Pcron was excommunicated by Pope Pius XII shortly before the Argentine dictator was top- pled in 1955. The reason was the Pcronist government's arrest of two bishops. The Vatican said today that it kept the move quiel in 19GH be- cause of the "delicate political" situation in Argentina at the time. SI'XT.S JKWKLRY LONDON (CP) The Urilish Museum has gone inlo the jew- elry business to raise revenue and provide good-quality souve- nirs. One of ils best sellers is a gilt brooch reproducing n Roman embossed head of Me- dusa, Ihc mythological lady with snakes instead of hair. Washington, where he re- ceived his zoology degree, just barely. "I played in the symphony there under Dr. Stanley Chap- pie, who is one of Ihe last links with the 19th century. He Richard Strauss, and he and Kousscvilzky started Tanglcwood. "He got his out through fear and iron. You were scared to death of mak- ing a mistake, I mean if a second violinist played through a rest, it was nn epi- cal moment. "I all eyes and cars for that and I learned much of what I about Ihe orches- tra." His parents, hoping he'd fr'- low in his doctor-falber's foot- steps, put lu'm on "a sort of relative blacklist ''When they started brag- ging to relatives about what each kid is doing, Ihey'd say: 'Miclnel is at such-and-such university doing such and Bruce is at such-and-such, got hcncrs this year.' "And Ihey'd say; 'Oh, what about 'Well, we don't like lo lalk about it. He dccsn'f know what Ire's doing and we don't really know either.' A 35-page paper he pre- ps-red for the SFU behaviural scientists gathered dust for six months before liis mother would read it. "But I knew what I wanted to do, discover my own world of scunds and make it or starve at it. I'm stuck with it, I'm going lo live from idea to idea, that's the only way I can do it." OCEAN TRIP CONTINUES Hans Tholslrup, 26, of Middlefarl, Denmark, 51. John's, Nfld., on last leg of voyage fro.n Copenhagen 1o New York in a 20-foot fibreglass speedboat. The first miles took 27 days with stops in Ihe Shetland Is- lands, Faroe Islands 'and Iceland. Record Ray Conniff "The Impossible Dream" Johnny Cash "I Walk The Line" Elvis "C'mon Everybody" Andy Williams Johnny Cash "Rock Island Line" Johnny Morton "Battle Of New Orleans" Jim Nabors "Somewhere My Love" O. C. Smith "Sitting on ihe Dock of the Bay" Tammy Wynette "Send Me No Roses" Elvis "You'll Never Walk Alone" 3-DAY SALE ON NOW STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 a.m. lo 5.-30 p.m. Wednesday 9 n.m. lo p.m. Thursday anil Friday 9 a.m. lo 9 p.m. Ccnlro Village. Tclophono 328-0231 ;