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by Matthew Fava
on February 3, 2017

After my daughter, composer Veronika Krausas is easily the person I speak to about puppets the most. While our mutual interest in puppetry is sure to keep us distracted for ages, we also talk about music! Veronika is currently based in Los Angeles where she is an Associate Professor in the Composition Department at...

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by wilbeau
on January 24, 2017

I am thinking about the ways we teach music in private studios. Often we quickly learn how to read before proceeding to learn pieces from a graded collection. The thinking is that works of a similar level of difficulty are nice when grouped together. From an early age we study varied repertoire because that makes...

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by Matthew Fava
on January 23, 2017

David Raphael Scott is one of three composers participating in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's reading session on January 28, and this week we feature a short interview with him. David shared some details...

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by JohnBurge
on January 22, 2017

To find out recent information about John Burge and his music it is best to check the NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES section of his website: johnburge.ca

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by Matthew Fava
on January 17, 2017

This week as part of our ongoing series profiling new Associate Composers we chat with Ruth Guechtal. Ruth completed her Bachelors Degree at Wilfrid Laurier University while studying with Linda Smith, and completed graduate studies at the University of Victoria, and the University of Alberta. Her pursuit of noise—...

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by Matthew Fava
on January 17, 2017

On January 28, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s annual reading project will take place. Among the participating composers is Alison Yun-Fei Jiang. Alison spent her high school and undergraduate years in Toronto, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in composition with Justin Dello Joio at NYU. The reading...

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by wilbeau
on January 17, 2017

The next set of blog posts will reflect a recent work I have composed. Each song from the project will be presented in turn. Because singing sends thoughts into the soul of another person, the choice of text is vital. I look for texts that reflect my notion of the sacred: the wonder of life, love of children, and...

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by Ensemble Octavie
on January 6, 2017

INVITATION AU PUBLIC

Montréal, le 4 janvier 2017 – Le 12 janvier prochain, l’Ensemble Octavie vous invite à son concert-bénéfice Produits de saison.

Objet : Produits de saison
Date : Jeudi, le 12 janvier 2017
Heure : 18h
Lieu : Café-bistro La Bastringue : 1335, rue Beaubien Est,...

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by Matthew Fava
on December 23, 2016

The 2015 Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) coincided with an existential moment for me—perhaps a perpetual state of mind for us arts administrator types? I was a core organizer for TIES, and I spent part of my week questioning the legacies of various institutions in Toronto contemporary music,...

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by CMC Ontario Library Residency
on December 20, 2016

By Gloria Lipski

Pointing to black faces as an indicator of diversity is highly problematic. But so is saying that you "don’t see colour" as when folks claim to be blind to racialized differences such as skin colour. Scrolling through the faces of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC)’s Associate...