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by Matthew Fava
on August 10, 2017

As part of our ongoing Earmark series, we chat with new CMC Associate Composer Ian Cusson. Ian is a composer of art song, opera and orchestral work. I was delighted to get to know him a few years ago. His experience working with text was a fascinating part of our early conversations as he explores the intersection of Western and Indigenous cultures.

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by Matthew Fava
on August 14, 2017

In this edition of Earmark we get to know CMC Associate Composer Owen Bloomfield. Owen is an active composer and music educator with a deep connection to his community in Cambridge. Increasingly, a community-engaged skill set is vital to any artist establishing their practice. Artists in dense urban centres can on occasion confine themselves to “professional” spaces, and neglect developing arts facilitation skills with folks of varying abilities and skill levels.

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by CMC Ontario Library Residency
on August 22, 2017

By Frank Horvat

This month marks the 16th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. While the attacks are increasingly distant in time, the memories are vividly etched in my mind and heart.

As composers and artists, one way that we deal with heartbreaking and emotionally complex moments is to create—myself and many others generated works in the months immediately following the 9/11 attacks. I am thankful for these creative expressions as they have helped me to comprehend and move past the trauma experienced that day.

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on August 27, 2017

The voice students from the studio of Elizabeth McDonald at the University of Toronto are thrilled have a return invitation to perform at the Toronto Masque Theatre Salon.

Titled "Canada in Words and Music: a Commemoration", the recital takes place on 25 September 2017, 7:30 p.m. at The Atrium at 21 Shaftesbury Avenue.

Repertoire includes selections from Alexina Louis' opera "The Scarlet Princess", Norbert Palej's "The Poet and the War", as well as songs by Jocelyn Morlock, Matthew Emery, John Greer, John Beckwith, John Weinzweg, Harry Somers, and Claude Vivier.