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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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FIVE MINUTES | On Reaching Beyond With Rose Bolton

By Tyler Versluis on July 15, 2016

With this series, we push some of Toronto’s best composers to the centre stage and pry into their creative practice. This week, we meet Rose Bolton.
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FEATURE INTERVIEW | A Cape Breton Summer: The Bells Of Baddeck

By Joseph So on June 28, 2016

The Bells of Baddeck: Soprano/Voice Teacher/Librettist/Producer Lorna Macdonald talks about her labour of love.
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FEATURE | Stratford Summer Music Makes A Promise To Music

By Michael Vincent on June 17, 2016

While many festivals struggle for years establish themselves against dwindling attendance and funding, Stratford Summer Music seems somehow, to make it all look so easy.
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PREVIEW | Tafelmusik Goes Au Natural At The Hearn For Luminato

By Ieva Lucs on June 16, 2016

The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra prepares to take the stage at The Hearn, acoustically naked but unafraid.
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INTERVIEW | Reflections: James Ehnes @ Forty

By Joseph So on June 5, 2016

James Ehnes @ 40: Canadian superstar violinist shares his thoughts on career and life.
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