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ISCM 2017: Local composing stars Jocelyn Morlock and Lisa Cay Miller weigh in with World New Music Days picks

ISCM 2017: Local composing stars Jocelyn Morlock and Lisa Cay Miller weigh in with World New Music Days picks

November 3, 2017
National

"It’s not the ISCM World New Music Days’ push for gender parity that makes Jocelyn Morlock and Lisa Cay Miller two of the busiest people in Vancouver: it’s that each is an exceptional composer (and, in Miller’s case, pianist). As composer in residence with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Morlock will present That Tingling Sensation at the Orpheum on Sunday (November 5) and has a piece on the bill for the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s opening-night gala (see page 14).

Miller will help present some of the festival’s most provocative sounds when the NOW Society Ensemble blurs the line between composition and improvisation at the Orpheum Annex on Saturday (November 4). She’ll also contribute a score to Redshift Music Society’s presentation of spatial music for 18 guitars, at the Vancouver Public Library central branch atrium at 1 p.m. and 10: 15 p.m. on Tuesday (November 7). Busy as they are, the two creators found time to list their first-choice pick for festivalgoers..."

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