Live Solo Piano Performance
From Six Fantasy Pieces by colleague Alfred Fisher (1982) , movements 1-4
Live Duo Performance
Performance on January 9, 2020
Katie Schlaikjer, cello
Heather Taves, piano
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Elliott Carter
Recorded Solo Performance
Piano Sonata by Elliott Carter EP 2010 Caravanserai Records
Performance of Student Composition
“A Short Piece for Piano”. Heather Taves performs a composition by her Laurier student Kevin Saltarelli at Ball State University, Indiana.
Composition with Improvised Digital Media
Rising Up, by Heather Taves
Live recording from the NUMUS Contemporary Piano Summit. Structured piano improvisation employing Novation Launchpad for improvised digital media. Images by Madeleine Wright and Heather Taves Rising Up explores the life of “La Madeleine” (Mary Magdalene) as a parallel narrative to the life of Christ, portrayed in the life experiences of young women at risk.
There are 8 color-coded sections:
Composition for Soprano and Piano
“Identify Your Love”
Heather Taves, composer and pianist, Meredith Hall, soprano from the album Ocean Women, Caravanserai Records ©2008
Piano and Tenor Composition
From the song cycle As Through a Glass Darkly, a setting of poems about battling Parkinson’s disease by George Victor Toews (1930-2010).
Heather Taves, composer and pianist; Brandon Leis, tenor.
From Notes Towards, Chestnut Hall Records 2008. Album nomination for JUNO award.
Celtic-Classical Piano Composition
East Coast Suite
Heather Taves, pianist and performer
Caravanserai Records ©2013
Student Creative Project
“Wisdom” by Rebekah Cummings, composed for a course with Heather Taves
Live Improv for Santour, Piano, and Spoken Word
Creative Projects concert at the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall
Afarin Tehrani Mansouri, santour and Persian words
Heather Taves, piano and German words
A daily improv by Heather Taves, pianist
Recorded Spoken Word Improv
“Morning Song”, a structured improv by Heather Taves with spoken word artist Clara Hilts, about a run in rush hour in Vancouver.
From the album Ocean Women, Caravanserai Records ©2008.