Unvanishing: The Musical Life of Claude Vivier

November 1, 2017
National

"Nearly 35 years after Claude Vivier’s abrupt death, something about his musical spirit is in the ether.

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The Shaman | Arctic Symphony – Orchestral Music of Vincent Ho

November 1, 2017
National

"Several months ago in this column, in reference to Harry Freedman’s orchestral works, I noted that “I grew up understanding that what [identified] Canadian music as Canadian [were] aural landscapes reminiscent of the north, stark and angular, crisp and rugged, but at the same time lush and evocative.” I had that feeling again listening to The Shaman | Arctic Symphony – Orchestral Music of Vincent Ho (Centrediscs CMCCD 24317) featuring the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, of which Ho was the composer-in-residence between 2007 a

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ISCM 2017: Canada's largest-ever gathering of new-music composers embarks on an aural adventure

November 1, 2017
National

"It’s all new, and almost a hundred years old. When the International Society for Contemporary Music convenes World New Music Days 2017 in Vancouver, it will present 35 concerts, soundwalks, and seminars, along with several hundred compositions, almost all of them previously unheard in these parts. But the society itself dates back to a time when giants walked the earth—giants with names like Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Alban Berg, and Leoš Janáček, who convened the ISCM in Salzburg, Austria, circa 1922..."






Soundstreams goes cerebral, to haunting effect

October 31, 2017
National

"The Canadian contemporary music company Soundstreams, known for difficult and cerebral works, has mounted a music and theatre production about the life and ideas of admired Quebecois composer Claude Vivier (1948-1983), whose life was rough and tumultuous and whose music was cold, luminous and haunting. The production, titled Musik Für das Ende (which is the name of one of two Vivier pieces performed during the show), is at Toronto's Crow's Theatre, a glittering new building in a formerly industrial quarter..."

Related Composers: Claude Vivier





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I Play: Violin, Viola

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Born 29.10.1953, teacher, violinist, retired.
Living in Austria, Linz.

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Lucia Barcari
Region: Ontario
Lucia Barcari

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I Play: Violin

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A founding member of Decus Duo, Lucia Barcari is a versatile violinist with a special affinity for collaborative projects in diverse genres and ensembles. She enjoys an active career as an orchestral leader, recording artist, chamber and folk musician, throughout Canada and Europe. Committed to educating a new generation of musicians and audiences, Ms. Barcari has worked with Sistema Toronto, a philanthropic organization created to enhance the social development of children through music education.

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ISCM World New Music Days 2017: Vancouver Welcomes the World

October 27, 2017
British Columbia

From November 2-8, 2017, Canada welcomes the world as Vancouver hosts the ISCM World New Music Days 2017. Since its founding in 1922, the International Society for Contemporary Music has been the world’s premier network for new music. Each year, its festival is hosted in a different city around the globe.






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I Play: Piano

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A music teacher, visionary, performer, composer and an Anglican Priest. Also a business man.

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Elizabeth Reid

I Play: Viola

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Canadian-American violist Elizabeth Reid has a passionate interest in contemporary music and has been involved in numerous premieres of solo and chamber works in Canada and the United States. She has performed solo viola and chamber music at Gallery 345, most recently performing music of Rose Bolton and David Jaeger. Recently she performed a solo viola show at ArtsRiot in Burlington, Vermont, including electronic works of American, Finnish, and Canadian composers, including works by Tawnie Olson and David Jaeger. Ms.

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Luis Ramirez wins the 2018 Canadian Music Centre, Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition

October 25, 2017
Prairie

Luis Ramirez wins the 2018 Canadian Music Centre, Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition