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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 Chamber Orchestra (gCO), in collaboration with the Toronto Chinese Orchestra.

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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-imagined a set of songs originally written over 20 years ago and observe that the harmonies were chosen often to clash with the vocal line. They were chords and clusters selected with joy, I was happy just to play them so long ago, but now I work to meld them into a cohesive shape.

Matthew Fava's picture
by Matthew Fava
on April 13, 2017

By Michael Purves-Smith

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by Matthew Fava
on April 19, 2017

by Nick Storring

Canada is a downright odd country. Yet, whether you're Canadian, or from elsewhere, "odd" isn't likely the first word that the springs to mind when tasked with describing it. However I'd argue that it's actually as apt as any.