Curriculum Vitae

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Affiliations

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
American Federation of Musicians (member of local 149: Toronto Musician’s Association)
Screen Composers Guild of Canada
Associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre
Member of the Canadian League of Composers

 

Formal Education

1996-1998:  M. Mus. (Composition) McGill University
1995-1996:  Studied with Juno award winning Toronto composer Alexina Louie
1990-1994:  Hon. B. Mus. The University of Western Ontario

 

Concert Music: Selected Works, Commissions and Performances

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Firewall, performed by Eve Egoyan, (April 6), Cheryl Duvall, The Thin Edge Music Collective (May 24 in Toronto, May 26 in Montreal). Performance by Cheryl Duvall at the Waterloo Region Contemporary Music Sessions, Waterloo ON, August 24.

New Work: Commission by percussionist David Schotzko, funded by the Toronto Arts Council, premiere date: March 2018.

Performance of Transported by Ensemble Paramirabo, Salle multimédia du Conservatoire, Montreal, September 23 and commission of new work in 2018.

The Memory of Waves (2014), Fragile Geographies (2017) performed by Pemi Paull, April 6th, at the Canadian Music Centre, Toronto.

Premiere of Song of Extinction (www.songofextinction.com) at Toronto’s Luminato Festival: a 45 minute multimedia work for choir, chamber ensemble and electronic music. Video by Marc de Guerre. Libretto/text by Don McKay (Order of Canada), Produced by Music in the Barns.

Transported (2013-16), Orchestra and multiple speaker surround sound electronics version, performed by the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, conducted by Edwin Outwater, on a concert featuring Nunavut vocalist Tanya Tagaq, on February 5, 6th.
Transported (2013) Chamber version, performed by Ensemble Paramirabo at Salle Multimédia du Conservatoire, Montréal, September 23.

The Memory of Waves (2014) performed by Elizabeth Reid, March 23, at ArtsRiot, Burlington, VT, second performance November 18, 2016 at Gallery 345, Toronto.

Preview of four new works from Song of Extinction, and The Coming of Sobs performed by Music in the Barns: October 2015, Feast in the East, Toronto.

Time Eternal (10’); violin and electronics, release on CMC Centretracks as an EP in November (Created in 2012).

The Memory of Waves (12’30); solo viola. Commission from Pemi Paull. Premiere: August 1, Heliconian Hall, The Toronto Summer Music Festival, Shuffle Series.

Transported (14’); flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, cello, piano and live diffused electronics. Premiered February 10, The Citadel, Toronto. Commission by Continuum, assistance from the Toronto Arts Council, and the Ontario Arts Council.

Place-Time-Space, Bird Circus, the Journey, Crown of the Bell (see 2011); adapted for violin, multiple speakers and video by Marc de Guerre at the Music Gallery’s X Avant Festival. Opening set for acclaimed minimalist performer Charlemagne Palestine (US).

The Journey (10’); violin and electronics. Speaker installation at Grow Op, the Gladstone Hotel in a collaboration with installation artist Karen Abel. Second version with video by Marc de Guerre at the Music Gallery’s X Avant Festival, October, 2013.

The Coming of Sobs (15’); string quartet. Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble: March 1, the Academy of Lions, Toronto.

Internal Time (12’); electronics and recorded ambient sounds for multiple speaker installation.

The Coming of Sobs; Premiere by Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble, Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto, February 25.

Time Eternal (10’), The Descent (10’), Night Road (9’30); suite of three pieces for violin/viola and live electronics, premiered by the composer in Toronto at the Musideum, 401 Richmond St.

The Bell (see 2011); adapted for Baroque violins, viola, cello and harpsichord. Feburary 18, 2012. Glen Gould Studio, Toronto, by the Aradia Ensemble.

The Crown of the Bell (9’30); eight speaker installation with video by Marc de Guerre. Presented at the Canadian Music Centre on October 1, an official part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Funding granted by CMC’s New Music in New Places initiative.

The Distance of Their Mouths (22’); voice, violin, cello, recorder, and live video and narration by artist Elizabeth Chitty. Commissioned by the Gallery Players of Niagara with funding from the Ontario Arts Council. Premiere: Jan 28, St. Catherines, ON.

The Bell (5’) Harpsichord, strings, recorder, bassoon. Commissioned by The Aradia Ensemble, directed by Kevin Mallon. Premiere: Feburary 3, 2011. Glen Gould Studio, on Baroque Idol, a concert of new works by the Aradia Ensemble.

Rose Petal (6’), Space Time Place (5’), Kew Beach (13’), Shoreditch Distant Memory (2’); a suite of four compositions for electronic and ambient sounds, for listening to through headphones, funded by a Canada Council Grant to Individual Musicians.

Kew Beach presented as a sound/video installation by New Adventures in Sound Art, Aug 4, Wychwood Barns, Toronto. Soundscape by Rose Bolton, video by Marc de Guerre.

Lotus (15’); commissioned by Pemi Paull, viola; Yuki Isami, flute; Sarah Pagé, harp. Financial assistance granted from the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

To the Birds and Animals of the World (5’); 10 flutes, situated throughout an atrium. Commissioned and premiered by Redshift Music, March 14, 2010, and at the Vancouver Cultural Olympiad, followed by a second Vancouver performance in April.

A Day of Infinite Time (10’); jointly commissioned by the CBC and the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, conducted by Edwin Outwater. Funding from the CBC. Premiered April 30, 2009. The Humanities Theatre, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

Unheard Message (5’34); ambient electronic work with modified violin, piano and found sounds. Created for a compilation on Hypnos, an ambient music label based in Portland, OR, USA.

Very Near the Edge of the Flat Earth (7’); RCM grade 7 work for viola and piano. Funded by the Norman Burgess Commission. Premiere: Arts and Letters Club, Toronto. Performances from 2010-14 by numerous professional and student ensembles.

 

Film Scores: Composed and Produced

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Family Camera: One hour documentary for TVOntario, produced by Subject Chaser Films, directed by Marc de Guerre. Broadcast date: September 28

Beauty and Ruin: music for 90 minute documentary for Superchannel, produced by Films à Cinq and Subject Chaser Films, directed by Marc de Guerre.

Transforming Gender: One hour documentary score for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) main network. Produced by Mad Hive Media; directed by Marc de Guerre. Broadcast date: 2015

Life After Digital: One hour documentary score for TVO. Producer: Mad Hive Media; directed by Marc de Guerre.

How We Got Gay: One hour documentary score for CBC main network and LOGO network (US). Produced by Mad
Hive Media; directed by Marc de Guerre. Broadcast date: November 28, 2013

Why Men Cheat: One hour documentary score for CBC main network and LOGO network (US). Produced by
Shaftesbury Films; directed by Marc de Guerre. Broadcast date: January 24, 2013

Who’s Sorry Now?: One hour documentary score for CBC main network. Produced by Shaftesbury Films; directed by Marc de Guerre. Broadcast date: February 2012

End of Men: One hour documentary score for CBC main network. Produced by Frantic Films; directed by Marc de Guerre. Broadcast date February 3, 2011

Surviving the Future: One hour documentary electronic score for CBC main network. Produced by Frantic Films; directed by Marc de Guerre. Broadcast date October 21, 2010

The Disappearing Male: One hour documentary electronic score for CBC main network. Produced by Red Apple
Entertainment; directed by Marc de Guerre. Broadcast date fall 2008

 

Other Qualifications (Classical and New Music)

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Founder and director of EQ: Women in Electronic Music. A cross genre series of electronic music workshops for women (trans/cis/non binary) electronic music creators. Produced in collaboration with the Canadian Music Centre, and Matthew Fava, CMC Ontario Regional Director.

Featured artist in Musicworks #113. Article by Nick Storring.

Composer in residence at Music in the Barns inaugural season. Carol Gimbel, artistic director.

Shoreditch Distant Memory, featured on VoxNovus’s 60×60 and has been diffused throughout the US and Canada.

Very Near the Edge of the Flat Earth featured on the Bradyworks series (Montreal) by Pemi Paull, viola, January 22.

Breakdown of System, short listed for the ISCM World Music Days, and featured on a CLC CD.

Performance of Incidental Music of my Mind (small orchestra) by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on January 20.

Co-producer, with Toronto Music Gallery and composer Wende Bartley, of a concert featuring soprano Janice Jackson Works by Rose Bolton and Wende Bartley, assisted financially by Roger D. Moore, June 9.

Featured composer on the New York MATA (Music At The Anthology) festival, with travel assistance by grants from the Canadian Consulate and the Canada Council.

 

 

Selected Discography (Classical and New Music)

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2018The Coming of Sobs (string quartet), to be released on a CD of works performed by the Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble

2017Opacity of Dreams (When a Dream is Needed) released on a compilation by the Singularities label (Toulouse, France)

2014Time Eternal EP, CMC Centretracks

This is This, on Bluffers Lookout, a double album by the Canadian Electronic Ensemble

2013John Farah Distances (Rose Bolton Remix) released on The Distances EP

2012Musicworks cd for edition #113

ISCM Canadian Section 2008 Selected Works

2008Hypnos Label (Portland, Oregon, USA) Echoes of Polyhymnia, a compilation of works by ambient women composers.

ISCM Canadian Section CD, 2007 Selected Works Compilation

2005Joseph Petric: Euphonia Solo Works for Accordion (Audio Ideas) AI-CD-016 (two works)

2004Rose Bolton: Elements (Independent) RB0401 (A 50 minute original work in 5 parts)

Janice Jackson, Simon Docking: City Night: Haiku for the 21st Century (Independent)

Created string and violin arrangements for songs on 13 pop albums, working with producers Moe Berg (The Pursuit of Happiness), Juno award winner Norman Barker (The Irish Descendents) and Stew Crookes, (Doug Paisley) among others.