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The Canadian Music Centre: Supporting Canadian Composition

The Canadian Music Centre: Supporting Canadian Composition

April 24, 2012

"On a recent visit to The Chalmers House, the Ontario branch of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC), I was surprised to find that what I imagined would a be stuffy archive is much more than a library of scores and CDs of Canadian compositions. That evening the winding Victorian heritage building was host to a twelve hour, multimedia installation for Nuit Blanche, Toronto’s all-night Contemporary Arts Festival. The installation, entitled Crown of the Bell, featured music by CMC associate composer Rose Bolton and video by filmmaker Marc de Guerre. A stream of musicians, CMC members and thousands of curious-minded Nuit Blanche-ers milled about the library stacks and offices into the wee hours of the night, enjoying the unfettered creativity that abounded..."


Related Composers: Rose Bolton, John Weinzweig