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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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FIVE MINUTES | On The Enigmatic Music Of Linda Catlin Smith

By Tyler Versluis on July 29, 2016

Minimal without being minimalist, avant-garde without the garde, Linda Catlin Smith's music frequently works with the simplest of musical materials.
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FIVE MINUTES | Adam Scime On The Creative Process

By Tyler Versluis on July 25, 2016

Talking to Adam Scime reveals a mind heavily concerned with harmonising artistic integrity and discipline in the creative process.
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FIVE MINUTES | With Kevin Lau: "And I know when I’m there"

By Tyler Versluis on July 19, 2016

This week, we spend five minutes with composer Kevin Lau.
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