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by Matthew Fava
on June 28, 2017

By Nolan Sprangers

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on May 30, 2017

VOICES OF CANADIAN WOMEN

Blythwood Winds, champions of Canadian new music for wind quintet, celebrate the diverse output of Canada’s women composers with VOICES OF CANADIAN WOMEN, Saturday, June 10th...

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by Matthew Fava
on April 18, 2017


by Nick Storring

Canada is a downright odd country. Yet, whether you're Canadian, or from elsewhere, "odd" isn't likely the...

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by Matthew Fava
on April 13, 2017

By Michael Purves-Smith

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by wilbeau
on April 10, 2017

Editing creates more and more sense out of a work or text. Everything in a piece is there for more than one reason; a chord might support the melody and develop a counter melody. An inner voice might give breathing room to the main tune but add a small, unexpected surprise to the texture.

I have just re-...

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by Matthew Fava
on April 5, 2017

Workshop Presentation: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Location: The Canadian Music Centre (CMC), Toronto

The CMC hosted a special workshop-demonstration by Dr. Chih-Sheng Chen and the Little Giant Chinese...

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on March 22, 2017

Now the dust of my PhD has settled (I'm a Dr. now they tell me), I have time to participate in the world outside. I have meant to make contact with the CMC for a long time. I have a number of ideas for libretti at present and am always keen to collaborate. While my subject has been war, I have a body of work on the...

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by Matthew Fava
on March 22, 2017

By: Michael Schulman

In his long career, R. Murray Schafer composed a total of seven works with a prominent role for the harp. They’re all here, presented in chronological order, in this stunning new two-CD compilation of archival recordings, performed by the artists for whom they were...

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by Matthew Fava
on March 22, 2017

Earlier this year I was at the Tranzac for an event, and afterwards went out for sushi with Patrick McGraw and a mutual friend. We were walking to the nearest subway station at the end of our night, and in the midst of a conversation Patrick said—in an entirely sincere voice—“It is a lot easier being a raccoon in...

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by CMC Ontario Library Residency
on March 21, 2017

By Debashis Sinha

The directions, written originally on the back of a postcard, are punishingly simple: play an extended roll on an undefined percussion instrument for an undefined period of time, from silence to a peak of quadruple...