Festival hosted Western Canadian Music Awards Thursday night in Whitehorse

“Yellowknife composer Carmen Braden had something to celebrate in Whitehorse Thursday night — she was named classical Composer of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards.

The ceremony is part of BreakOut West music festival, which runs through this weekend.

Braden said it feels good to win the award. Much of her music is experimental, using ambient sounds gathered from nature, so the accolade is a reinforcement that she’s doing something worthwhile…”