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by Matthew Fava
on November 24, 2016

By: Martin Chandler

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by Matthew Fava
on November 24, 2016

The fourth in our series of posts about New Associate Composers, this week we hear from Dan Brophy. There are a number of composers who straddle musical contexts such as rock, metal, and classical, but Dan seems to be the only one who appears in his...

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by CMC Ontario Library Residency
on November 10, 2016

By Gloria Lipski

Pour moi, créer de la musique a été une réponse a la violence.
For me, creating music was a response to violence.
-Antoine Ouellette (Musique autiste, p. 113).

Halloween may be behind us, but the spirits are still in the air with Antoine...

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by Matthew Fava
on November 10, 2016

This week we get to know another composer taking part in the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra project, David Bergeron. David lives in Windsor which has been the centre of his artistic output. I met David just over a year ago when he travelled to Toronto as a participant in Contact’s Music From Scratch...

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by Matthew Fava
on November 2, 2016

Saman Shahi works hard. I can say that with confidence having witnessed the unfolding of his career over the past 5 years. At the point that I met Saman he had completed a masters in composition at the University of Toronto. In my position at the CMC I...

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by Matthew Fava
on October 26, 2016

Earlier this year the CMC and the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra (WSYO) established an orchestral reading program for early career composers. In this series of blog posts we are profiling the composers who are taking part in the first edition of...

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by wilbeau
on October 24, 2016

I am sometimes impressed by how much emphasis players put on fingering a passage a certain way. As if there is only one manner to produce a phrase that will give it the right personality. Keeping a melody on single string is one of those habits, as if the melody lived on the strings, not in the imagination of the...

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on October 16, 2016

The New Millbank Trio played at the Riverside Entertainment Center in Miramichi, NB in July 2016, Tineke Veenhoven on alto flute (jazzy improvisation).

Here is the link to the performance: https://www....

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by wilbeau
on October 10, 2016

Two of the teachers who influenced me the most had the grace to listen as full participants. They took the score in their hands and proceeded to live it along with each player they listened to. Players usually responded by playing better - it is much easier to play well when the person beside you is having a...

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by Matthew Fava
on October 7, 2016

The third in our series of posts about New Associate Composers, this week we speak with Sophie Dupuis. Although she is studying in Toronto, and has an affiliation with Ontario Region, she comes from the only officially bilingual...