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from National
on July 13, 2012

"The Supreme Court has dashed the hopes of Canadian composers and music publishers with a series of rulings on copyright that includes a declaration that music publishers should not receive more money when their songs are downloaded over the Internet than when they are bought in a store.

The decisions mean...

from National
on July 11, 2012

"...In early June, in Zurich, the orchestra debuted a piece composed by Montreal's Eric Champagne, a gifted young talent who has already made a name for himself in the classical community. "He's a rising star," says Muller. "We were very lucky to have him compose something for us. I'm very proud."

Mouvement...

from Prairie
on July 3, 2012

"...Cochrane composer and University of Calgary music professor Allan Gordon Bell will be recognized “for his contributions to the promotion of Canada’s musical excellence as a composer, teacher and volunteer.”

His original compositions have been played by local and international orchestras.

from National
on July 3, 2012

Newest Order of Canada recipients:

Gilles Tremblay, O.C., O.Q., Montréal, Que.
For his contributions as a composer and teacher, whose work has shaped the evolution of contemporary music in Canada.

Allan Gordon Bell, C.M., Cochrane, Alta.
For his contributions to the promotion of Canada’s...

from British Columbia
on July 3, 2012

"Vancouver-based Stephen Chatman has become the latest composer from British Columbia to be named a member of the Order of Canada.

Known for composing in every important genre of classical music, Chapman is also one of Canada's most respected advanced teachers of composition. His students include such...

from Ontario
on June 29, 2012

"It’s mystifying that one has to leave Toronto in order to see the premiere of a new, full-length Canadian opera.

We’re lucky that Westben festival co-founders Brian Finley and Donna Bennett have had the courage to take the risk, because The Auction, a two-hour, two-act opera by composer John Burge and...

from Ontario
on June 26, 2012

In this Winter 2005 issue of Notations Ontario, Composers evaluate the role of the CMC, and composer Michael Colgrass speaks about his experience as a composer in the classroom, and the secret to creativity.

To read this issue, click...

from National
on June 26, 2012

"In the late '70s, Québécois composer and video artist Jean Piché studied electroacoustic and computer music at Simon Fraser University under Barry Truax. It was during this time the material that surfaced as Heliograms was produced and recorded, using computer, digital synthesis and acoustic instruments. This...

from Ontario
on June 26, 2012

"...The company earned two awards for its presentation of Robert Carsen’s well-travelled and widely acclaimed conception of Christoph von Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride, and one for its own new double-bill production of A Florentine Tragedy/Gianni Schicchi.

Svadba – Wedding, by Montreal composer Ana Sokolovic...