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by wilbeau
on January 12, 2016

An author was asked about the idea[s] behind her new book. She - Fred Vargas - replied that though she planned her books and set out to write about certain things the words themselves directed the work in the end. While working she found certain phrases wound up on paper and forced the work to follow. You don’t...

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by wilbeau
on January 12, 2016

My most profound musical memories are of playing in large ensembles and I was lucky to have been able to sing Vivaldi’s Gloria in high school. Privileged to have played through a Beethoven’s third Symphony later that same year. Reflecting upon this, the fact that all of my previous recording projects have included...

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by CMC Ontario Library Residency
on December 21, 2015

By: Chris Mayo

“The performance must take place in total darkness; the musicians have individual lights, just enough to...

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by ARTerra
on December 4, 2015

Deadline: 15th February 2016
Location: Portugual, Lobão da Beira

ARTErra is a multidisciplinary artistic residency placed in the green and friendly village of Lobão da Beira. We began our project with the aims of hosting artists by providing them with accommodations, work place and cultural and ideas...

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by CMC Ontario Library Residency
on November 26, 2015

By: Chris...

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by wilbeau
on November 6, 2015

This box we play, made of wood from various places in my own case: cedar top from British Columbia. rosewood back and sides from Brazil, ebony fingerboard from Africa and mahogany neck from Mexico. This range is remarkable, the result of international trade but the masterful skill a luthier uses to finish a guitar...

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by Matthew Fava
on October 30, 2015

In a series of blog posts, we get to know the four composers featured in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) Orchestral Reading session that took place on Saturday, October 24. Today we hear from Kamyar Mohajer about his compositional background, and what he appreciated having participated in the...

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by JamesNovick
on October 27, 2015

Welcome everybody,

The name is James, a canadian expat writing to you from TEB
where I am currently teaching music.

I have stumbled upon your website recently and decided to join discussion.

Hope to find some great people here!

Regards...

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by Matthew Fava
on October 22, 2015

In a series of blog posts, we get to know the four composers featured in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) Orchestral Reading session, taking place on Saturday, October 24. Today we hear from Chris Meyer about his compositional background, and what he is looking forward to with the reading session....