Deborah Schuurmans + Bathwash: Mother/Daughter Album Release
Part of the 6th Annual
WOLFE ISLAND GARDEN PARTY
a celebration of Culture and Agriculture
June 8 – 18, 2023
TICKETS: $20, available at the door
This show will be in the Piano Room, with Deborah playing the 1951 Steinway.
Deborah Schuurmans, the soulful Canadian composer and pianist, creates music that is a journey for the heart and soul. Her cinematic piano pieces rise and fall with emotive intensity, evoking a sense of peace and presence in the moment. With each note, Deborah takes her listeners on a captivating and deeply personal journey through sound, creating strong visual imagery that transports them to another place and time.
Growing up, Deborah’s musical influences included Chopin, Debussy, and Tin Pan Alley. Drawing on her classical training and her own natural creative instincts, she blends these influences to create her own unique and intrinsic harmonies and melodies.
Deborah’s first series of songs, such as Spinning in Time, Light Spectrum, Sinking into Air, Riding with the Wind, and Falling In, are infused with her love of nature, the universe, and spirit. Created from her subconscious, these pieces are a beautiful manifestation of connectivity between nature, humanity, and the heart.
Her other series of pieces were born from her personal experiences of love and loss. These emotive pieces are a reflection of the human experience and serve to remind us of the importance of feeling deeply and connecting with our hearts.
Deborah’s ultimate dream is that her music will contribute to creating a universal love for all souls. Her intention is for her listeners to feel their hearts stir with emotion and to be moved by the beauty and power of her music.
Deborah will also be performing classical piano at the Market, 10am on Saturday June 10th.
Bathwash is Jazmine Wykes — daughter of Deborah Schuurmans. Her newly-released EP, Solar Farm, was recorded at the Tragically Hip’s studio, The Bathouse.