Bio

Rose Bolton is one of Canada’s most innovative and multi- faceted composers. She has an extensive track record writing music for film, having composed nine full-length documentary film scores for broadcasters such as CBC, TVO, Super Channel and Logo TV (US). 2016 saw the premiere of Song of Extinction, a 45 minute work at Toronto’s Luminato festival with 800 people in attendance. This collaboration with filmmaker Marc de Guerre and Griffin Award winning poet Don McKay; involved Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, Viva! Youth Chorus of Toronto, Music in the Barns Chamber ensemble and multiple speaker electronics. Also in 2016 was the premiere of a work for the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony with ambient electronics, controlled in real time. In 2011 she was commissioned by the Canadian Music Centre to create a sound and video installation for Toronto’s 2011 Nuit Blanche, which was produced in collaboration with Marc de Guerre, and close to 1000 people experienced the piece during the all-night event. Her concert music has been performed across Canada by Canada’s leading ensembles, including the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, the Esprit Orchestra, L’ensemble contemporain de Montréal, and the Aradia Ensemble.