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Colin Timothy Eatock: Biography

Colin Timothy Eatock
1958 -
Region: Ontario

Colin Timothy Eatock

Colin Eatock was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and began writing music as a teenager. He later studied at the University of Western Ontario and at the University of Toronto, with composers Arsenio Giron, Alan Heard, John Beckwith, Lothar Klein and R. Murray Schafer. He has written for a variety of media, including works for solo instruments, voice, chamber ensembles, choir and orchestra.

His works have been performed in Canada, the USA and several European countries, and have been included on CDs on the Furiant, Echiquier and Toreador labels. As well, in 2012, the CMC's Centrediscs label released a CD wholly devoted to his music: "Colin Eatock: Chamber Music."

From 1998 to 2002 he organized concerts in Toronto under the name "Salon des Refuses."

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 he has also written for the New York Times, the Houston Chronicle, Opera Canada, American Record Guide, Queen's Quarterly, and Words and Music, among others. Between 1991 and 1994 he was the editor and publisher of SoundNotes, a small journal about Canadian music.

Eatock is the author of two books: "Mendelssohn and Victorian England" (Ashgate, 2009) and "`Remembering Glenn Gould" (Penumbra, 2012).

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