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from National
on August 14, 2017

Choral Composition Competition
Deadline: September 4, 2017

from National
on August 14, 2017

The Canadian Music Centre joins with the music community to mourn the death of renowned Canadian composer and CMC Associate Composer, Gilles Tremblay, who died on 27 July 2017 in Montreal.

A composer, musician, teacher and advocate, Tremblay left an indelible mark on the development of contemporary music in...

from National
on August 10, 2017

In the world of new music, CMC Associate Composer Carmen Braden’s compositions have been described as “drop-dead gorgeous” (Ottawa Citizen).

Her latest creation, Songs of the Invisible Summer Stars, formed the centerpiece of a concert featuring Toronto Symphony Orchestra Chamber...

from National
on August 8, 2017

Gaudeamus Award 2018

The Gaudeamus Award is annually handed out to a composer (younger than 30 years) and is seen as an international recognition of a young composer and his work and an important springboard into his career.

The registration for the Gaudeamus Award 2018 is now open!...

from National
on August 3, 2017

"In mid-July, the Bicycle Opera Project began its touring production of Sweat, the a cappella opera for 9 singers by composer Juliet Palmer and librettist Anna Chatterton. In this production directed by Banuta Rubess, BOP is giving Sweat its Canadian premiere, bringing to Ontario audiences the bleak story...

from National
on August 3, 2017

"Mr. Tremblay was born in the industrial town of Arvida, Que., on Sept. 6, 1932, and died on July 27 at the age of 84, after a series of illnesses."

"Quebec composer Gilles Tremblay grew up in a small town near the Saguenay River and spent much of his adult life near the St. Lawrence...

from National
on July 31, 2017

"Scientists like Helmholtz and Hertz explored the electrical essence of sound waves. Inventors like Canadian physicist Hugh LeCaine and Russian spy Leon Theremin extended that exploration to a new breed of electronic instruments. But it wasn't until Bob Moog came along and invented the synthesizer that the...

from Ontario
on July 27, 2017

Summer Opera Lyric Theatre presents two Canadian operas about magic in the village, both performed July 28 at Toronto’s Robert Gill Theatre.

"The cereus is a gangly plant, long skinny arms straggling out in all directions. But once a year, in July, it becomes beautiful when its flower...

from National
on July 19, 2017

"Canadian composer Andrew Staniland is currently a faculty member at Memorial University in St. John's, NL; there, he founded MEARL (Memorial ElectroAcoustic Research Lab), where his research team developed the - very cool - Mune digital instrument. Staniland's oratorio, Dark Star Requiem, earned him two Juno Award...

from National
on July 17, 2017

"We used the animation to bring to life the joyful energy of the music and to show a kind of story arc that we felt was already present in the music," explain Taktus Duo's Greg Harrison and Jonny Smith via email. The percussion ensemble has just released its new video for Ann Southam's...