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Grand Philharmonic Choir's picture
by Grand Philharmonic Choir
on December 4, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Our annual composition contest for young composers closes on Dec. 20, 2019 (submissions must be postmarked by this date if mailed). $1500 prize. Calling all composers 30 and under to submit a composition suitable for children's choirs. See the entry guidelines...

Rejean Marois's picture
on November 21, 2019

Finished my arrangement of the Parade of the Wooden Soldiers for Ding Dong! – musica intima’s irreverent Christmas, St. James Community Square, Dec 19, 8 pm. Can't wait!

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on October 21, 2019

The School of the Arts is proud to feature Women on the Verge as a free lunchtime concert event! Part of the Concerts at McMaster 2019-2020 season, Women on the Verge was formed in 2016 by American soprano Emily Martin, Canadian soprano Elizabeth McDonald and Canadian pianist Kathryn Tremills. The trio is connected...

Women on the Verge's picture
on October 21, 2019

Women on the Verge are excited to announce their next commission with composer Cecilia Livingston and Toronto Poet Laurate Anne Michaels who will create a new song cycle for two sopranos and piano that will highlight the forgotten lives of historical women. Premier is set for Winter 2021.
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by wilbeau
on September 6, 2019

Haze of the Sun is my third work for looping pedal and solo guitar. It is easiest if the guitar has an internal pickup. The lineout from the pickup goes to the looping pedal, and then from the looper to an amplifier.

My approach is to set up a two or four measure loop and subsequently let the loop record...

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by wilbeau
on September 6, 2019

This is a programmatic piece that opens with slow and simple melodic figures, which are introduced and stacked upon one another with the looping pedal. This section comes to an end as the work starts to speed up in stages.

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by Matthew Fava
on March 4, 2019

This is the fourth excerpt in a six-part series that explores Gayle Young’s musical practice, drawn from the interview that...

Matthew Fava's picture
by Matthew Fava
on February 27, 2019

Noise, (Dis)enchantment, and (Re)birth
Juro Kim Feliz
 
wilbeau's picture
by wilbeau
on February 16, 2019

This piece was inspired by a quote from Solar Storms – one of Linda Hogan’s novels: “tears have a purpose, they are what we carry of the ocean, and perhaps we must become the sea, give ourselves to it, if we are to be transformed.” One of the greatest living poets, Hogan can in one phrase dissolve the barriers...

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by wilbeau
on February 16, 2019

I was going through my Facebook notifications in November 2018, when I noticed that Frank Wallace had come through a difficult year of health issues. Through Frank’s postings over the years, I noted that we shared similar interests, like writing for guitar and voice, or being inspired by medieval music, so I was...