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Wende Bartley: Biography

Wende Bartley
1951 -
Region: Ontario

Wende Bartley

Wende Bartley (b. 1951) lives in Toronto and is a composer of electroacoustic music, writing in a variety of media, including concert music, computer music, soundtracks, and music for dance. She received her M. Mus. degree in composition from Montréal's McGill University and has worked in the studios at Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. She has received several commissions for electroacoustic compositions through the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council, and her works have been broadcast and performed at concerts and festivals throughout North America and Europe.

She recently completed the score for Still Moon on Fire, a music theatre work written for mezzo-soprano, cello, alto saxophone, percussion and prerecorded tape. Recent collaborations with video artists b.h. Yael and Amy Gottlieb have created award-winning experimental narratives. Four of her electroacoustic works are available on the empreintes DIGITALes label. In her creative work, she explores images important in the collective story of woman, developing new timbral boundaries while giving voice to women's cultural experience.

Daniel Foley, 1998



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