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Toronto's Soundstreams make wave in Chinese debut

Toronto's Soundstreams make wave in Chinese debut

May 31, 2013

"...It was the first time in the festival’s 11 year history that any Canadian music had been heard and according to Soundstreams artistic director Lawrence Cherney, it was also the largest exposure ever given Canadian music in Asia.

Six Canadian composers — Dorothy Chang, Brian Current, Alexina Louie, Michael Oesterle, R. Murray Schafer and Gilles Tremblay — were featured alongside Polish composer Krysztof Penderecki, Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, Taiwanese composer Chichun Lee and Chinese composer Fuhong Shi in the pair of programs presented by the visiting Torontonians.

The programs included a new piece, Distances, specially commissioned by Soundstreams from Fuhong Shi and premiered in Toronto at Koerner Hall on the eve of the tour..."