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)
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

 

Awards and Grants (For commissioning grants see “Commissions” below)

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1995

Canadian Music Centre New Music in New Places, to fund a work for electronics and video for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Canada Council Grant to Professional Musicians (Individuals) to write two major electro-acoustic works. This grant funded the creation of works for a new Centrediscs EP, to be released in Fall 2012

Selected to represent Canada in the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM). Short listed for the 2008 ISCM World Music Days in Lithuania.

Winner of the Norman Burgess Memorial Fund annual award/commission.

Ontario Arts Council, Chalmers Professional Development Grant.

Canada Council for the Arts, Grant for Specialized Sound Recording.

Finalist in the League of Composers/ISCM 2002 Composers Competition, U.S. division.

Winner of the 2002 Toronto Emerging Composer Award, administered by the Canadian Music Centre.

First prize in the 1999 SOCAN awards for young composers for Incidental Music of my Mind, 3rd prize for Jade Flower Palace.

Canada Council, Grant to Musicians-Classical Music of All World Cultures program to attend the New Music Symposium at the Domaine Forget.

The H. C. Aitken prize in the New Music Concerts’ Young Composers’ competition.

 

Commissions

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Joint commission by Continuum and New Adventures in Sound Art. Funding pending.

New work for Montreal’s Les Amusements de la Chambre: Emily Redhead, violin; Katelyn Clarke, harpsichord/piano.

One hour documentary score for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation main network: Why Men Cheat Produced by Shaftesbury Films; directed by Marc de Guerre. Broadcast date November 2012.

Solo work for violist Pemi Paull.

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

Multiple speaker installation with video. Presented at the Canadian Music Centre on October 1, as an official part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Funding granted by the CMC’s New Music in New Places initiative.

A second commission by the Aradia Ensemble, directed by Kevin Mallon; funding pending.

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

The Gallery Players of Niagara. (Ontario) to write a chamber work. Collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Elizabeth Chitty. Funding from the Ontario Arts Council.

New Adventures In Sound Art. Kew Beach: a work for headphones and video. Presented in August 2010.

Crown of the Bell (I), commissioned by the Aradia Ensemble, directed by Kevin Mallon.

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

The Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Open Ears Festival, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; joint commission. Funding from the CBC for the creation of a work for symphony orchestra. Premiere date: April 30, 2009.

The Lotus Trio: Pemi Paull, viola; Yuki Isami, flute; Sarah Page, harp. Financial assistance granted from the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

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

Redshift Music Society, Vancouver. A work for ten flutes, performed on March, 14, 2008 as part of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

The Norman Burgess Commission; Royal Conservatory of Music grade 7 work for viola and piano.

New Adventures in Sound Art, Toronto. Financial assistance granted from the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council. Work for piano and eight channel speaker system. John Kameel Farah, piano.

Tapestry New Opera Works, Opera to Go program, Toronto, Canada. Funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Montreal/Brussels based Trio Fibonacci, Funding from the Ontario Arts Council.

Toronto based Sound Travels festival, curated by Darren Copeland and Nadene Terriault. (Six channel speaker system)

The Esprit Orchestra, conducted by Alex Pauk, with assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts.

A work for saxophonist Wallace Halladay, assisted by the Laidlaw Foundation.

Netherlands group Rosa Ensemble, premiered December 9, 2004 in Utrecht. (saxophone, percussion, clarinet, piano)

The Newfoundland Sound Symposium. A work for six synthesizers and two narrators

 

Other Qualifications (Classical and New Music)

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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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2004-9

Sonic Landscapes and Music for Headphones: A New release of electronic and electro-acoustic music, on Centrediscs

Pemi Paull: An upcoming CD of new works for solo viola. Tentative release date: November 2012

Musicworks cd for edition #113

Kew Beach (2010) three other electronic compositions to be released on the CMC Centrediscs label

ISCM Canadian Section 2008 Selected Works

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

ISCM Canadian Section CD, 2007 Selected Works Compilation

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

Rose 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.