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David Eagle: Biography

David Eagle
1955 -
Region: Prairie

David Eagle

David Eagle composes chamber, orchestral and electroacoustic music, and explores interactive computer applications in composition, improvisation and sonic arts. He is active as a composer and interpreter of interactive works, and has developed various approaches focusing on sonic transformation through gesture. A Professor at the University of Calgary, he teaches composition and sonic arts. Previously he studied music at McGill University (B.Mus 1979, M.Mus 1982), the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, and at the University of California, Berkeley (PhD 1992). He studied composition with Bengt Hambraeus, Donald Steven, Klaus Huber, Andrew Imbrie and Olly Wilson.

Performances in Canada and abroad include the Aventa Ensemble, Turning Point Ensemble, Trio Fibonacci, Land’s End Chamber Ensemble, New Adventures in Sound Art, New Music Concerts (Toronto), New Works Calgary, Ensemble Resonance, Tuning of the World (Banff), Calgary International Organ Festival, Musicacoustica 2006 in Beijing, the Winnipeg New Music Festival in 2008 and Tessera Festival in Tokyo (2016).

A recent project was Passages and Scenes, Reflection and Memory, a sonic art work based on soundscapes of western Canada. In 2012 Two Forms of Intuition for chamber orchestra and electronics was premièred by the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. His latest works are Unremembered Tongues (2013) for soprano, ensemble and computer for Toronto’s New Music Concerts, Enfolding Waves (2014) for the Rubbing Stone Ensemble in Calgary, and As mountain winds (2016) for the Aventa Ensemble in Victoria.

Eagle’s works can be heard on Centrediscs and other labels.


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