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Colin Timothy Eatock: Biography

Colin Timothy Eatock
1958 -
Region: Ontario

Colin Timothy Eatock

Colin Eatock was born in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1958, and began writing music as a teenager. He developed his skills as a composer through studies at the University of Western Ontario (London, Canada) and the University of Toronto. His instructors included Alan Heard, John Beckwith, Lothar Klein and R. Murray Schafer.

Currently, Eatock lives in and composes in Toronto. He has written in a variety of media, composing works for solo instruments, voice, chamber ensembles, choir and orchestra. His music is chromatic and fluid in its tonality.

Eatock’s works have been performed in Canada, the USA and Europe; presented by Rome’s Accademia Filarmonica, the Houston Chamber Choir, Toronto’s Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan, Vancouver's Erato Ensemble, Ottawa’s Music and Beyond Festival, and many others.

In addition to writing music, Eatock also writes about music. He has contributed many articles on music to Toronto’s Globe and Mail newspaper, and has also written for the New York Times, the Houston Chronicle and the Kansas City Star. He is the author of two books: Mendelssohn and Victorian England, and Remembering Glenn Gould. Between 1991 and 1994 he was the editor and publisher of SoundNotes, a small journal about Canadian music.

For more information see his website, www.colineatock.com

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