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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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by Matthew Fava
on July 25, 2017

Throughout August the CMC will be hosting Turbulent Forms, an exhibit and installation from Toronto-based artist, Dan Tapper. The pieces will explore the universe through chaos and cosmology as they are inspired and derived from physical data...

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by Matthew Fava
on June 28, 2017

By Nolan Sprangers

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on May 30, 2017

VOICES OF CANADIAN WOMEN

Blythwood Winds, champions of Canadian new music for wind quintet, celebrate the diverse output of Canada’s women composers with VOICES OF CANADIAN WOMEN, Saturday, June 10th...

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by Matthew Fava
on April 18, 2017


by Nick Storring

Canada is a downright odd country. Yet, whether you're Canadian, or from elsewhere, "odd" isn't likely the...

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by Matthew Fava
on April 13, 2017

By Michael Purves-Smith

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by wilbeau
on April 10, 2017

Editing creates more and more sense out of a work or text. Everything in a piece is there for more than one reason; a chord might support the melody and develop a counter melody. An inner voice might give breathing room to the main tune but add a small, unexpected surprise to the texture.

I have just re-...