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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...

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by wilbeau
on December 19, 2016

I was thinking about Narciso Yepes going blind at the end of his career and how he must have learned music differently. He would have needed to memorize chunks of it after first reading and this reading would have been by looking at the score with a large magnifier. Doing he would have registered the music as...

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by rhannah
on December 14, 2016

On April 4, 2017, my new opera, "The Illuminator", will be premiered in Yerevan, Armenia!

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by bcregion
on December 6, 2016

Langley Community Music School is inviting young composers to participate in our Young Composers’ Competition. Composers will have the opportunity to work with the Rose Gellert String Quartet during a workshop where their pieces will be performed and critiqued by the ensemble and jury. Winning works will receive...

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by Matthew Fava
on November 24, 2016

By: Martin Chandler

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by Matthew Fava
on November 24, 2016

The fourth in our series of posts about New Associate Composers, this week we hear from Dan Brophy. There are a number of composers who straddle musical contexts such as rock, metal, and classical, but Dan seems to be the only one who appears in his...

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by CMC Ontario Library Residency
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...

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by Matthew Fava
on November 10, 2016

This week we get to know another composer taking part in the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra project, David Bergeron. David lives in Windsor which has been the centre of his artistic output. I met David just over a year ago when he travelled to Toronto as a participant in Contact’s Music From Scratch...

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by Matthew Fava
on November 2, 2016

Saman Shahi works hard. I can say that with confidence having witnessed the unfolding of his career over the past 5 years. At the point that I met Saman he had completed a masters in composition at the University of Toronto. In my position at the CMC I...