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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...

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by Matthew Fava
on February 11, 2019

In this installment of the Earmark series we speak with CMC Associate Composer Parisa Sabet about hidden pianos, that moment when you experience O Superman for the first time, and composing music...

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by Matthew Fava
on February 4, 2019

In this installment of the Earmark series we speak with CMC Associate Composer Daniel McConnachie about Saturday night parties, music in Kingston, and mentors such as Istvan Anhalt....

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by Matthew Fava
on February 4, 2019

This is the third excerpt in a six-part series that explores Gayle Young’s musical practice, drawn from the interview that took place with Camille Kiku Belair on December 14th, 2017 at the...

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by Matthew Fava
on January 25, 2019

In this installment of the Earmark series we speak with CMC Associate Composer Steven Webb about childhood pianos, and those musical encounters that allow us to tread the meandering path of an artist with greater confidence....

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by Matthew Fava
on January 22, 2019

In this installment of the Earmark series we speak with CMC Associate Composer Tova Kardonne about her interests in music, and some significant moments that affirmed her love of the art form.

Canadian Music Centre: What got you excited about music at a young age?

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by Matthew Fava
on January 10, 2019

By Camille Kiku Belair

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

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by christopher.moore
on January 9, 2019

Call for Papers
Study Day: Transnationalism and Transculturalism in Canadian Music, 1969-2019
University of Ottawa
School of Music
Friday, 27 September 2019

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by Matthew Fava
on December 18, 2018

By: Camille Kiku Belair

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