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PREVIEW | U of T Faculty of Music Brings Salvatore Sciarrino to Toronto

By Tyler Versluis on January 27, 2017

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.
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PREVIEW | The Music Gallery Gears Up For The Viking Of 6th Avenue

By Tyler Versluis on November 25, 2016

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.
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SCRUTINY | Esprit Orchestra Salutes The Legacy Of R. Murray Schafer

By Tyler Versluis on October 28, 2016

Esprit Orchestra distils the immense legacy of R. Murray Schafer with a focus on his vulnerable side.
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FIVE MINUTES | Pinning Down The Music Of Allison Cameron

By Tyler Versluis on October 11, 2016

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.
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FIVE MINUTES | Falling Between The Cracks With Jason Doell

By Tyler Versluis on September 26, 2016

"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.
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FIVE MINUTES | On The Speed, Energy And Colour Of Brian Current

By Tyler Versluis on September 7, 2016

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.
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FIVE MINUTES | Anna Höstman: "Sketch, Revise, Work Quickly And Slowly"

By Tyler Versluis on August 30, 2016

"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.
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FIVE MINUTES | Norbert Palej: "While Snobs Argue About 'Qualitative Values', Art Lives And Bleeds"

By Tyler Versluis on August 19, 2016

Composer Norbert Palej explains where his music comes from.
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FIVE MINUTES | With A Very, Very Busy Monica Pearce

By Tyler Versluis on August 8, 2016

Both an arts administrator and a composer, Monica Pearce explains how she manages to find a balance.
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FIVE MINUTES | On Cutting The Musical Path With Gary Kulesha

By Tyler Versluis on August 2, 2016

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...
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