2018 DOCTalks Festival & Symposium

Wednesday June 13 @ 7:30pm Room 53 Amphitheatre UNB MacLaggan  - Documentary Film Screening & Talk

Through the lens of professional classical musicians, Composed explores the many ways we experience and can address performance anxiety. Through their stories, valuable lessons are learned over a lifetime of professional performance, and find that we are not alone in our quest to overcome the fear of failure and embarrassment. watch trailer

 John Beder: Director & Co-Producer, Bedrock Productions
Katie DeRoche: Co-Producer & Editor, Bedrock Productions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Moderator: Richard Hornsby, Director of Music, University of New Brunswick

 NOTE: This is a public event with a $5 cash admission fee charged at the door for non-registered attendees. A Meet & Greet Social will take place afterwards at Isaac's Way,  which the public is invited to.

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John Beder
Determined to make a feature documentary, first-time filmmaker John Beder, turned to his past as a musician to try and understand how and why we experience performance anxiety. Tapping his roots in classical music John asked musicians from orchestras around the country to share their wisdom and experiences addressing stage fright. Through persistence and a brave cast of artists John found musicians willing to share an open and honest conversation in the hopes that it would inspire similar conversations with all kinds of performers. Breaking from a career in IT John now hopes to pursue filmmaking full-time and share more stories through documentary films. 

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Katie DeRoche
A classically trained musician, Katie DeRoche joined the Composed team in full during the post-production stage of the project. Drawing on years as a detail-oriented musician, Katie was able to learn the ropes of editing without any formal training. Katie was born and raised in Prince Edward Island where early production for Composed began. Enthralled by editing and motion-graphics Katie now splits her time between editing additional Composed Extras and helping to organize Composed Tour.


Richard Hornsby - Moderator
Richard Hornsby is an active performer, educator, arts administrator and arts advocate. A specialist in clarinets and saxophones, he has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Canada the U.S. and Europe. He has also performed with major Canadian orchestras such as the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony. On saxophone, he was a member of the Canadian Saxophone Quintet and a member of New Brunswick’s new music ensemble, Motion, with which he has toured most of Canada, performed at major music festivals and recorded several CDs. He is also the founder and artistic director of Atlantic Sinfonia, eastern Canada’s professional chamber orchestra. In demand as a performer, conductor, teacher, clinician, adjudicator and speaker, Richard maintains an active performing career while holding the position of Director of Music at the University of New Brunswick where he teaches conducting, Canadian music history, music technology and conducts ensembles. He is also Conductor in Music Director of the Fredericton Symphony Orchestra.