PREVIEW | U of T Faculty of Music Brings Salvatore Sciarrino to Toronto
Salvatore Sciarrino, the highly respected and widely performed Italian composer, is coming to Toronto and is bringing with him a whole week of new music.
PREVIEW | The Music Gallery Gears Up For The Viking Of 6th Avenue
There is no one quite like him. Percussionist Russell Hartenberger recounts a fateful meeting with Moondog — one of the most original composers of the last century.
SCRUTINY | Esprit Orchestra Salutes The Legacy Of R. Murray Schafer
Esprit Orchestra distils the immense legacy of R. Murray Schafer with a focus on his vulnerable side.
FIVE MINUTES | Pinning Down The Music Of Allison Cameron
Whether it is recording calving icebergs in Norway, or writing minimalist works for the Contact Contemporary Music ensemble, Toronto-based composer Allison Cameron is a voice in constant search for innovation.
FIVE MINUTES | Falling Between The Cracks With Jason Doell
"As a listener and a composer, I tend to gravitate towards music that falls in the cracks." Jason Doell on the when, how and why of his music.
FIVE MINUTES | On The Speed, Energy And Colour Of Brian Current
Speed, energy and colour seem to be central ideas in Current’s music, but successfully bringing these qualities to life in a piece of music can be a long, scrutinizing process, filled with revising and re-calibrating.
FIVE MINUTES | Anna Höstman: "Sketch, Revise, Work Quickly And Slowly"
"Some works pass in, other works pass out, some seem to remain, existing in perfect balance" — Anna Höstman on her process and everything in between.
FIVE MINUTES | With A Very, Very Busy Monica Pearce
Both an arts administrator and a composer, Monica Pearce explains how she manages to find a balance.
FIVE MINUTES | On Cutting The Musical Path With Gary Kulesha
Continuing with our interview series with Toronto-based composers, we catch up with Gary Kulesha, whose music is distinguished by astringency and internal coherency. Here's what he had to say...