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by CMC Ontario Library Residency
on December 13, 2017

By Debashis Sinha

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on December 4, 2017

By Frank Horvat

On December 6, 1989, I was 15 years old—a grade 10 student at Nepean High School. Growing up under the care of two loving parents in a quiet, upper middle class neighborhood in Ottawa, life was predictable and somewhat sheltered. Watching the news with my parents on that fateful night shattered all that seemed good and innocent about the world.
 

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on November 1, 2017

By Frank Horvat

Do you know what Earth Overshoot Day is? It’s the specific day of the year when the Earth’s inhabitants have consumed the limit of resources that the planet has available to us for that year. Any consumptive act following that date is self-destructive, given the unsustainable level of extraction from the planet.

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on September 26, 2017

By Frank Horvat

In 2009, Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran protesting the irregularities in their national election. Opposition leaders claimed massive corruption and many citizens were in agreement. The “Green Movement” as it became known, was relatively peaceful, but this did not stop Iranian police and paramilitary troops from cracking down on protestors with an iron fist: thousands were rounded-up, tortured, and killed.

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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 March 21, 2017

By Debashis Sinha

The directions, written originally on the back of a postcard, are punishingly simple: play an extended roll on an undefined percussion instrument for an undefined period of time, from silence to a peak of quadruple fortissimo and back again.

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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 Composers, there’s literally not much colour to be seen; there are a handful of black composers, whereas there are hundreds of white faces—white men in particular.

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on November 10, 2016

By Gloria Lipski

Pour moi, créer de la musique a été une réponse a la violence.
For me, creating music was a response to violence.
-Antoine Ouellette (Musique autiste, p. 113).

Halloween may be behind us, but the spirits are still in the air with Antoine Ouellette’s L’Esprit envoûteur.

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on September 10, 2016

by Nick Storring

I don't know who concocted that silly unspoken rule in Music School in the first place. The one that dictates that the contents of any classically-trained musician or composers' record collections should remain their dirty little secret.

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on August 25, 2016

By Gloria Lipski

You can hear a performance of Mother Too by using your free CMC account and listening to an archived performance on Centrestreams.