2020's New Music Festival will have six events in four different venues that take advantage of the dark, dull, post-holiday time of the year to offer something exciting and extraordinary. "From to time music organizations decide to make important announcements with a certain extra amount of fanfare. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra took that high profile [...]
Every year, the Friends of Canadian Music Award honours those who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment, on a national scale, to Canadian composers and their music. The Canadian Music Centre (CMC) and the Canadian League of Composers (CLC) jointly administer and present this award. The Friends of Canadian Music Award is in the amount of $2000. [...]
Congratulations to all five nominated CMC Associate Composers: Allan Gordon Bell, Carmen Braden, Farshid Samandari, Laurie Radford, and Owen Underhill! BreakOut West Facebook Page breakoutwest.ca
"It’s hard to describe an opera without any hard answers to the most basic of questions: Where are we? When are we? Who are these people onstage? And what on earth are they doing? Claude Vivier, the Canadian composer who is as imaginative as he is exasperating, named his opera Kopernikus, after the famed astronomer; [...]
"On April 5, New Works Calgary will mark their 35th anniversary with Alberta Double Bill. In addition to closing out their 2018-19 season, Alberta Double Bill will honour New Works co-founder Quenten Doolittle, who passed in March 2018 at the age of 92. A noted musician and former professor of music at the University of [...]
"For proof that Vancouver is no longer the wild and crazy place it once was, consider the course of the Sonic Boom festival. In its early, unjuried days, the annual celebration of local composers sometimes strayed into performance-art territory, with pieces that used tarot cards to determine what would be played, or that featured a [...]
Associate Composer John Kameel Farah and video artist Sahar Homami (A.K.A. S A H A R) win Best Music Video at the 2018 Experimental Superstars Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia.
Michael Ducharme’s X-1 (2015) will be performed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) led by Resident Conductor, Julian Pellicano. The concert is part of the 2017 Winnipeg New Music Festival.
Our celebrations of the 40th Anniversary of the Canadian Music Centre in British Columbia this November 2 are taking three forms — musical, social, and historical.
The Canadian contemporary music company Soundstreams, known for difficult and cerebral works, has mounted a music and theatre production about the life and ideas of admired Quebecois composer Claude Vivier.