TORQUIZ!!!

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Musica Reflecta and the Canadian Music Centre are working with TorQ percussion quartet for the upcoming edition of Opus: Testing. The members of TorQ have performed together for over 10 years, so we decided a great way to get to know them is to see just how well they know each other! We asked each member (Jamie Drake, Richard Burrows, Dan Morphy, and Adam Campbell) to offer up some personal trivia—obscure, odd, and amusing. Each member got a personalized quiz with the questions from the other three members, and we tallied up the scores! The winner gets 7-11 Nachos and a Slurpee of their choice!

Who will win? What flavor of sugar-infused ice beverage will they dispense! Time for the TorQuiz…

TorQuiz 1:
Name: Jamie Drake
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

1) What city was Adam born in? Central Bedeque (INCORRECT!)
2) During undergrad, Adam was part of another quartet: what kind of group was it, and what was their name? A Capella/barbershop group, “VoiceMale” (voicemail?). Also he had a rock band called “Count Spatula,” best band name ever. (CORRECT! And thanks for the added trivia!)
3) What does Adam consider to be the worst board game of all time? Scrabble (CORRECT!)
4) What is Richard’s favourite 90’s band? Blind Melon (INCORRECT!)
5) If Richard could only have one food for the rest of his life what would it be? Steak? Does “Malbec” count as a food? (INCORRECT! And as for your second question, it might depend on the situation)
6) What was Richard’s first job in high school? Working in the kitchen of a restaurant (INCORRECT!)
7) What is inscribed on Dan’s custom made TorQ shoes? “morphy” (CORRECT!)
8) What year did Dan start growing his beard? 2005 (but he shaved it 2011 – twice I think – then grew it back) (INCORRECT!)
9) What is the number of marathons that Dan has signed up for, versus marathons he has actually run? 1/0 (INCORRECT!)

Jamie! You got 3/9 and you made us laugh!

TorQuiz 2:
Name: Rirchard Burrow
Date: Monday, February 22, 2016

1) What city was Adam born in? Charlottetown (INCORRECT!)
2) During undergrad, Adam was part of another quartet: what kind of group was it, and what was their name? Vocal quartet called Voice Male (CORRECT!)
3) What does Adam consider to be the worst board game of all time? Scrabble (CORRECT!)
4) What is Jamie’s favourite GTA micro-brewery?  Great Lakes Brewery (CORRECT!)
5) What is the name of Jamie’s high school? Clarkson Secondary School (INCORRECT!)
6)  What was Jamie’s most frequent childhood family vacation destination? Williamsburg, Virginia (CORRECT!)
7) What is inscribed on Dan’s custom made TorQ shoes? Morphy (CORRECT!)
8) What year did Dan start growing his beard? 2009 (INCORRECT!)
9) What is the number of marathons that Dan has signed up for, versus marathons he has actually run? 2 (SORTA!)

Good work Richard! You got 5.5/9!

TorQuiz 3:
Name: Dan Morphy
Date: Monday, February 22, 2016

1) What city was Adam born in? Sherbrooke. PDI. Yes, PDI (NO!)
2) During undergrad, Adam was part of another quartet: what kind of group was it, and what was their name? Barbershop quartet. air male (HALF-CORRECT!)
3) What does Adam consider to be the worst board game of all time? Scrabble (CORRECT!)
4) What is Richard’s favourite 90’s band? Twisted sister…I mean nirvana (INCORRECT!)
5) If Richard could only have one food for the rest of his life what would it be? Steak frites…is that two foods? (technically, yes, but your answer is INCORRECT!)
6) What was Richard’s first job in high school? Line cook, some dive restaurant. (INCORRECT!)
7)  What is Jamie’s favourite GTA micro-brewery?  Great Lakes (CORRECT!)
8)  What is the name of Jamie’s high school? Lauren Park Secondary (CORRECT…mostly!)
9)  What was Jamie’s most frequent childhood family vacation destination? Fort something….USA…Virginia (HALF-CORRECT!)

4/9 Dan, thank you for air male.

TorQuiz 4:
Name: Adam Campbell
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

1) What is Richard’s favourite 90’s band? Blind Melon (INCORRECT!)
2) If Richard could only have one food for the rest of his life what would it be? Italian (HALF-CORRECT…sort of!)
3) What was Richard’s first job in high school? Prep cook in Kitchen (INCORRECT)
4)  What is Jamie’s favourite GTA micro-brewery? Great Lakes Brewery (CORRECT!)
5)  What is the name of Jamie’s high school? Cawthra Park (INCORRECT!)
6)  What was Jamie’s most frequent childhood family vacation destination? Colonial Williamsburg (CORRECT!)
7) What is inscribed on Dan’s custom made TorQ shoes? Morphy (CORRECT!)
8) What year did Dan start growing his beard? 2013 (INCORRECT!)
9) What is the number of marathons that Dan has signed up for, versus marathons he has actually run? 2 (SORTA!)

4/9 Great work Adam, but…

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Congratulations, Richard! You are entitled to a nacho and slurpee extravaganza at the 7-11 down the street from the Canadian Music Centre. None of the other members got ANY Richard questions fully right! I can only assume he offered the most difficult questions.

Here are the responses to questions that NO ONE answered correctly! Adam was born in Halifax! At least there is consensus that he is an east-coast phenomenon.
Richard’s favourite 90s band is Pearl Jam! Clearly his fandom must be a private one, but his love for No Rain is unbriddled. If he could only eat one food, Richard would eat pizza…which is Italian enough for Adam to have gotten partial credit. Richard’s first job was as a gas station store clerk.

I will be writing a paper on the historiography of Dan Morphy’s beard. For now, you should know that Dan started growing his beard in 2006. And if you are wondering about Dan’s marathon history: he signed up for 2, and he ran 1!

Everyone knows Jamie’s favourite local brewery! Thanks, Jamie for working hard to promote the answer to that question.

Join Musica Reflecta and the Canadian Music Centre at the CMC (20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto) at 3pm on Sunday, March 13 for the Opus: Testing public workshop! The session gets underway at 3pm, and will include new miniature works written especially for TorQ.

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