composer

Events

Concerts

  • May 13, A Short, Slow Life, Vancovuer Symphony Musicians, Vancouver, BC
  • April 24-27, four performances of Gliese 581c and selections from Minute Etudes (books I and II), Shiau-Uen Ding, CA
  • March 24, premiere of Summer Wassails, with poetry by Forrest Pierce, by the Midlands Chorale, with Daniel Galbreath conducting, at the Catholic Cathedral in Shrewsbury, England
  • February 25, Social sounds form whales at night, performed by James Turnbull, St Andrews, Scotland
  • February 21, premiere of Conversations, with poetry by Eleonore SchönmaierSt Andrews New Music Ensemble, conducted by Bede Williams, St Andrews, Scotland
  • February 3, falling still, Craft Ensemble, Third Life Studio, Somerville, MA

Talks and Conferences

  • May 17-18, I’ll be leading a discussion on parenthood and creativity at the Eavesdropping at Oxford House Symposium
  • May 14, invited speaker, University of Birmingham Music Department
  • January 12-13, Roundtable discussant ant Critical Theory for Musicology Conference at University of London, London, UK

Concerts

  • November 21, preview-premiere of Potato Wassail, with poetry by Forrest Pierce, University of Glasgow Chapel Choir, conducted by Katy Lavinia Cooper, University of Glasgow Chapel, Glasgow, Scotland
  • October 27, Vocalise (for bees), ACWC, Heliconian Club, Toronto, ON
  • October 18, Field Guide, the Fair Trade String Trio, New York, NY
  • October 8, European premiere of Social sounds from Whales at night, Freddi Börnchen, Fat Cat, Berlin, Germany
  • September 16, Social sounds from whales at night, Bethany Hynes, London, ON
  • September 16, US premiere of Sapling, Annette-Barbara Vogel and the Bismarck Symphony, Bismarck, ND
  • July 31, Sorex, Ferretti and Lau Duo, Music on Mondays, Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto, ON
  • July 26, Field Guide, Fair Trade Trio, Old Church, Portland, OR
  • July 25, Field Guide, Fair Trade Trio, KidsQuest Museum, Seattle, WA
  • July 23, Field Guide, Fair Trade Trio, Soma Towers, Bellevue, WA
  • July 21, Field Guide, Fair Trade Trio, Church of St Mary the Virgin, Victoria, BC
  • July 20, premiere of Field Guide, Fair Trade Trio, Church of St Mary the Virgin, Victoria, BC
  • June 4, US premiere of Seal Songs, San Francsisco Girls Chorus, Herbst Theater, San Francisco, CA
  • May 28, selections from Playing, piano students, Conrad Grebel Chapel, Waterloo, ON
  • May 19 and 21, green/blue, Beaverton Symphony, Beaverton, OR
  • April 21, falling stillEnglish Symphony Orchestra, Harriet MacKenzie and the , Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK
  • March 25, Sapling, Carissa Klopoushak and the Saskatoon Symphony, Saskatoon, SK
  • March 9, 10, and 11, falling still, AURA Ensemble and Psophonia Dance, University of Houston, Houston, TX
  • March 5, migrations, Lewis and Clark New Music Ensemble, Portland, OR
  • March 1, Vocalise (for bees), Mimmi Fulmer, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
  • February 15, Suppose I was a marigold, Norm Adams and Barb Pritchard, The Music Room, Halifax, NS
  • January 28, falling still, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, BC
  • January 22, Why the parrot repeats human words, The Muses’ Workshop, Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, South Bend, IN

Talks

  • March 22, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Composers Forum, presentation on my music, Glasgow, UK

Concerts

  • December 1: A Short, Slow Life, Suzie LeBlanc, Robert Kortgaard, and the Blue Engine String Quartet, Jane Mallett Theatre, Toronto, ON
  • November 13: A Short, Slow Life, premiere of version for soprano and piano quintet, Suzie LeBlanc, Robert Kortgaard, and the Blue Engine String QuartetSt Cecilia series, Maritime Conservatory of Music, Halifax, NS
  • October 27 and 30: Minute Etudes (book 2), Ensemble for These Times, Laney College Music Department, Oakland CA, and Berkeley Piano Club, Berkeley, CA
  • October 15: Sapling, Annette-Barbara Vogel and Magisterra, Gallery 345, Toronto, ON
  • October 8: Jan Tait and the Bear, Ensemble Thing, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK
  • October 6: Jan Tait and the Bear, premiere, Ensemble Thing, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK
  • August 24 – September 2: Sapling, Annette-Barbara Vogel and Magisterra, 6-concert tour of Brazil
  • May 27: Social sounds from whales at night, Sound of Late, NW Folklife, Second Inversion, Seattle, WA
  • May 8: Sapling, Annette-Barbara Vogel and Magisterra, Guelph Youth Music Centre, Guelph, ON
  • May 6: Col, Storm Maquis, Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • May 5: Social sounds from whales at night, Sound of Late, Headwaters Theatre, Portland, OR
  • April 30: Premiere of string version of Sapling, Annette-Barbara Vogel and Magisterra, Windermere on the Mount, London, ON
  • April 29: Social sounds from whales at night, Sound of Late, The Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle, WA
  • March 27: Sorex, New Muse Piano Duo, McIntosh Theater, University of Michigan, MI
  • March 12: Sorex, New Muse Piano Duo, Women Composers Festival of Hartford, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT
  • March 5: Songs from Child’s Play and Airs of Men Long Dead, Olwyn Supeene, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
  • February 25: lonely, from minute etudes (Book I), A Very Small Consortium, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI
  • February 14: Sorex, Ferretti and Lau Duo, Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, KWCMS Music Room, Waterloo, ON
  • February 13: Social sounds from whales at night, Composers Concordance, West Park Presbyterian Church, NYC, NY
  • February 7: Green/Blue, English Symphony Orchestra, Hereford, UK
  • January 10: Ruby-Throated Moment, Kate Egan, Anchorage Festival of Music, Anchorage, AK

Talks and Posters

  • April 2: Poster presentation, Music Theory is For the Birds: How Interdisciplinary Analysis can Enhance our Understanding of Birdsong, Scottish Conference for Animal Behaviour, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK

Concerts

  • December 27: minute etudes, Rachel Iwaasa, MACHiNENOiSY, The Post, Vancouver, BC
  • November 27: minute etudes, Rachel Iwaasa, Open Space, Victoria, BC
  • October 30: …and some fireworks, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Seattle, WA
  • October 23: Virelais, Rachel Stott and Rachel Godsill, Berlin, Germany
  • October 20: minute etudes, Rachel Iwaasa, Music on Main, Fox Theatre, Vancouver, BC
  • September 18: Social sounds from whales at night, Tilly Kooyman, Conrad Grebel Chapel, Waterloo, ON
  • August 22: Social sounds from whales at night, Classical Revolution, Portland, OR
  • August 1: Gliese 581c, Rachel Iwaasa, Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver, BC
  • July 31: Premiere of Jan Tait and the Bear, ffancytunes, Shetland, UK
  • July 24: Sorex, New Muse Piano Duo, Missou International Composers Festival, Columbia, MO
  • June 21: migrations, Musings Ensemble, Arnhem, the Netherlands
  • June 19: Premiere of migrations, based on poetry by Eleonore Schönmaier, Musings Ensemble, Splendor, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • May 3: Sorex, JunctQín Keyboard Collective, Canadian Music Centre, Toronto, ON
  • April 27: SorexDuo CardAssis, DMU Auditorium, Florianopolis, Brazil
  • April 23: Sorex, Duo CardAssis, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • April 18: Sorex, New Muse Piano Duo, Western Illinois University, IL
  • April 16: Sorex, Duo CardAssis, Vitoria, Brazil
  • April 14: Sorex, Duo CardAssis, São João del Rei, Brazil
  • April 13: Sorex, New Muse Piano Duo, Spotlight UB Series at University of Baltimore, MD
  • March 20-22: Why the parrot repeats human words and ColNow Hear This Festival, Edmonton, AB
  • February 17: Sorex, New Muse Piano Duo, University of Wisconsin, Stout, WI
  • February 5: minute etudes, Jennifer King, Shattering the Silence Festival, Wolfville, NS
  • February 1: Pianist Flora Tzanetaki, performing Gliese 581c at Wellington Church in Glasgow, Scotland
  • January 25: Sorex, New Muse Piano Duo, First Christian Church, Jefferson City, MO
  • January 23: Vocalise (for bees), Mimmi Fulmer, SoundWaves, University of Wisconsin,  Madison, WI
  • January 10: Sorex, Fung-Chiu Duo, Performing Arts Centre Camrose Theatre, Camrose AB
  • January 9: Sorex, Fung-Chiu Duo, Westlock Cultural Arts Theatre Series, R.F. Staples High School, Westlock, AB
  • January 8: Sorex, Fung-Chiu Duo, City of Fort Saskatchewan, Shell Theatre, Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Talks

  • September 11: International Bioacoustics Congress 2015, Murnau, Germany
  • April 18: Panelist, Composing Environmental Awareness, American Musicological Society Regional Conference, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
  • February 12-13: Talks in the Biology and Music Departments, Bowdoin College, ME
  • February 8: ArtVenture (workshop for 6-10 year old kids and their families) at the Henry Museum, Seattle, WA

CDs

  • All Spring, chamber music of Emily Doolittle, performed by the Seattle Chamber Players and friends, recorded on Composers Concordance Records
  • Suppose I was a Marigold, recorded on Piano and Erhu Project, vol. 2, performed by Nicole Li and Corey Hamm, recorded on Redshift

Concerts

  • December 12-14: Music for Magpies, Leanne Zacharias, New Music Co-op, Austin, TX
  • December 6: Sorex, New Muse Piano Duo, University of Missouri, Faculty Recital, Columbia, MO
  • November 28: Seven Duos for Birds or Strings, Annette-Barbara Vogel and Dan Sweaney, International Viola Congress, Porto, Portugal
  • November 24: Social sounds from whales at night, Helen Pridmore, Riddell Centre, University of Regina, SK
  • November 15: Sorex, Fung-Chiu Duo, Whitehorse Concerts, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, YT
  • November 10: Sorex, Fung-Chiu Duo, Golden Plains Arts Council, Carman Collegiate Community Theatre, Carman, MB
  • November 9: Sorex, Fung-Chiu Duo, Regina Musical Club, University Theatre, Riddell Centre, Regina, SK
  • November 8: Sorex, Fung-Chiu Duo, Biggar & District Arts Council, Majestic Theatre, Biggar, SK
  • November 7: Sorex, Fung-Chiu Duo, Station Arts Centre, Rosthern, SK
  • November 6: Sorex, Fung-Chiu Duo, Watrous Area Arts Council, Watrous Civic Centre, Watrous, SK
  • November 5: Sorex, Fung-Chiu Duo, Shaunavon Arts Council, Centre Street United Church, Shaunavom, SK
  • November 3: Sorex, Fung-Chiu Duo, Estevan Arts Council, Trinity Lutheran Church, Estevan, SK
  • November 2: Sorex, New Muse Piano Duo, Friends of Music, St. Louis, MO
  • November 1: Sorex, Fung-Chiu Duo, Yorkton Arts Council, Anne Portnuff Theatre, Yorkton Regional High school, Yorkton, SK
  • October 18: falling still, English String Orchestra, St. Lukes, London, England
  • October 7: Sorex, Fung-Chiu Duo, Ravna House Concerts, Snow Lake, MB
  • October 5: Sorex, Fung-Chiu Duo, Canadian University College Auditorium Theatre, Lacombe, AB
  • September 27: green/blue, Kamloops Symphony, Kamloops, BC
  • September: Social sounds from whales at night, Catherine Lee, Wilamette University, OR
  • July 5: Utah, 1996, performed by Jamie MacLaren and the Musings Ensemble, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • June 29: Utah, 1996, performed by Jamie MacLaren and the Musings Ensemble, Arnhem, Netherlands.
  • June 12: Sapling, performed by violinist Annette Barbara Vogel and Orchestra Simfonică a Filarmonicii de Stat Arad, Lake Padurice, Arad, Romania
  • June 8: Reeds, Sound in the Land 2014, Columbia Lake, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
  • June 7: Social sounds from whales at night, Sound in the Land, Conrad Grebel University, Waterloo, ON
  • May 17: Songs of Seals, performed by narrator Alexa Kirste, the Fifth Wind Quintet, and The Halifax Boys Honour Choir conducted by Pamela Burton, Podium2014 Choral Conference, Halifax, NS
  • February 19: Songs of Seals, performed by narrator Alexa Kirste, the Fifth Wind Quintet, and The Halifax Boys Honour Choir conducted by Pamela Burton, Spatz Auditorium, Halifax, NS
  • April 29: Night Black Bird Song, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
  • April 27: Why the parrot repeats human words, Philharmonia Northwest, Seattle, WA
  • April 15: Sapling, premiered by violinist Calvin Dyck and the Vancouver Island Symphony, Harbour Theatre in Nanaimo, BC
  • March 22: Reeds, performed by the Wind Rose Trio at the Now Hear This festival of new music in Edmonton, AB

Talks

  • December 3: “Thrush or Human: Who Sets the Tone?” Glasgow University/RSPB, Graham Kerr Building, Glasgow, UK
  • November 10: “Music Theory is For the Birds,” St. Andrews University, Animal Behaviour Discussion Group, St. Andrews, UK
  • November 4: Talk about my compositions, Glasgow University, Glasgow, UK
  • October 27: “Animal Songs, Animal Music?” Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Exchange Talk, Glasgow, UK
  • June 5-8: “Animal Songs, Animal Music?” and “A Music Theoretical Approach to Birdsong,” Sound in the Land, Waterloo, ON
  • May 17: Presentation about my composition Seal Songs, Podium 2014, Halifax, NS

Concerts

  • December 6: Suppose I was a marigold, Nicole Li and Corey Hamm, Vancouver, BC
  • November 7: Folie à deux, Kate Clark and Cleo Palacio-Quintin, IAMA Conference, Montreal, QC
  • October 24: Sarah HagenGliese 581c, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON
  • October 16, Suppose I was a marigold, Paige Stockley Lerner and Roger Nelson, PONCHO Hall, Seattle, WA
  • June 22, Social sounds from whales at night, Catherine Lee, Classical Revolution, Star Theater, Portland, OR
  • May 23: Catherine Lee, Social sounds from whales at night, College Music Society Regional Conference, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA
  • May 18 and 19: Catherine Lee and friends, Reeds, a site-specific, outdoor work for reed trio and dancer, Portland Audubon Sanctuary, Portland, OR
  • April 23: Corey HammMinute Etudes, University of Western Washington in Bellingham, WA
  • April 20, Social sounds from whales at night, Helen Pridmore, New Music Edmonton, L’UniThéâtre, Edmonton, AB
  • March 30: Corey HammMinute Etudes, Washington Composers Forum Transport Series, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle, WA
  • March 4: Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemblefalling still, Beall Concert Hall, Eugene, OR
  • March 2: Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemblefalling still, Portland, OR
  • February 24: Concert of my chamber music, performed by the Seattle Chamber Players and friends, PONCHO Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
  • February 19: Viola d’amorist Marianne Rônez Kubitschek and soprano Albena NaydenovaVirelais, Haus Hofmannsthal in Vienna, Austria
  • February 13, minute etudes, Corey Hamm, Roy Barnett Hall, Vancouver, BC
  • February 9, Social sounds from whales at night, Helen Pridmore, Open Space, Victoria, BC
  • February 8,  Social sounds from whales at night, Helen Pridmore, Voice Over Mind Festival, Vancouver, BC
  • February 5, Social sounds from whales at night, Helen Pridmore, Transport Series, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle, WA
  • January 26, minute etudes, Corey Hamm, University of Victoria, BC

Talks

  • November 26: San Francisco Art Institute
  • November 4: University of Western Washington
  • October 26: University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
  • June 12: Colin McEnroe Show, WNPR, invited guest

Concerts

  • November 30: Shimmering, 60×60 (2012) Composers Concordance Mix, Evolution Festival, Spectrum, New York, NY
  • November 8: Soprano Patricia Green and pianist Stephen RungeAirs of Men Long Dead, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
  • November 15: Duo Fiolûtröniq, in concert with harpsichordist Katelyn Clark, Folie à deux on a concert of new Canadian works inspired by La Folia, Open Space, Victoria, BC
  • November 9: Duo Fiolûtröniq, in concert with harpsichordist Katelyn Clark, Folie à deux, Net Loft, Gabriola Island, BC
  • November 8: Duo Fiolûtröniq, in concert with harpsichordist Katelyn Clark, Folie à deux,  Western Front, Vancouver, BC
  • November 2: Duo Fiolûtröniq, in concert with harpsichordist Katelyn Clark, Folie à deux, Alberta College in Edmonton, AB
  • October 28: Oboist Catherine LeeSocial sounds from whales at night, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, OR
  • October 13: Soprano Patricia Green and pianist Stephen RungeAirs of Men Long Dead, Université de Moncton, Moncton, NB
  • October 11: Soprano Patricia Green and pianist Stephen RungeAirs of Men Long Dead, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
  • October 10: Soprano Patricia Green and pianist Stephen RungeAirs of Men Long Dead, St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB on October 10.
  • September 29: Kimberly Gratland James, premiere of Vocalise (for bees), University of Montana Faculty Recital, Missoula, MT
  • September 21: Paolo Bortolussi, AubadeNu:BC Collective, Vancouver, BC
  • August 19: Harpsichordist Katelyn Clark and violinist Emily RedheadFolie à deux, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON
  • June 23: Keith Eisenbrey,  Minute Etudes, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle WA
  • June 16: Viola d’amorist Marianne Rônez Kubitschek and soprano Albena NaydenovaVirelais16th International Viola d’Amore Congress, Innsbruck, Austria
  • June 3: Catherine Lee with the Tardis EnsembleSocial sounds from whales at night, Eugene, OR
  • June 2: Catherine Lee with the Tardis EnsembleSocial sounds from whales at night, Portland, OR
  • May 7: Why the parrot repeats human words, Continuum‘s New Music 101 series, Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, ON
  • May 4: Keith EisenbreyMinute EtudesComposer’s Salon, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle, WA
  • April 29: Why the parrot repeats human words, performed by Fifth Wind Quintet, Parkhill United Church, Halifax, NS
  • March 27: Rachel IwaasaGliese 581 c, Music on Main, Vancouver, BC
  • March 8: Tilly Kooyman,  Social sounds from whales at night, Women’s Voices festival, Guelph, ON
  • February 18: Soprano Helen PridmoreSocial sounds from whales at night, Oscillations 2012 vocal festival, Halifax, NS

CDs

  • Soprano Helen Pridmore recorded Social sounds from whales at night on a CD of Canadian vocal music, Janet, released on the Centrediscs label in May.
  • falling still was recorded by oboist Ashley Barret on her CD of oboe music by women composers, also entitled falling still, released on the Centaur label in March.
  • Gliese 581 c, performed by Rachel Iwaasa, was included on Redshift’s 10th Anniversary Celebration CD Redshift X, and is downloadable here.

Concerts

  • December 14: Musicians from the Bavarian State Opera, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.: concert of 4 of my pieces, Munich, Germany
  • December 3: The Paragon Ensemble and the Voice Factory, Songs of Seals on, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye, Scotland
  • November 12: Helen PridmoreSocial sounds from whales at night5-Penny New Music Festival, Sudbury, ON
  • Soprano Erica Iris Huang, winner of the 2011 Eckhardt-Gramatté competition, performing Airs of Men Long Dead on a cross-Canada tour. Concerts include:
    • November 23: Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, Calgary, AB
    • November 20: Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
    • November 18: Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon, MB
    • November 14: St. Peter’s United Church, Sudbury, ON
    • November 13: Hart House, University of Toronto, ON
    • November 8: Dr. Steel Recital Hall, Charlottetown, PEI
    • November 6: Acadia University, Irving Centre, Wolfville, NS
    • November 5: St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg, NS
    • November 3: Brunton Auditorium, Sackville, NB
    • November 1: Tanna Schulich Hall, McGill University, Montreal, QC
    • October 25: Jean McNulty Recital Hall, Thunder Bay, ON
    • October 20: Maurreen Forrester Recital Hall, Waterloo, ON
  • October 26: Paragon Ensemble and the Voice Factory Youth Choir, conducted by Mark Evans, Songs of Seals, written in collaboration with Gaelic poet Rody Gorman, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland
  • October 16: Judith Shoepflin and Roberta Bottelli, Suppose I was a marigold, Whitworth University Recital Hall, Spokane, WA
  • October 9: Jack Chen, Aubade, Parkhill United Church, Halifax, NS
  • May 24: Fung-Chiu DuoSorex, Montreal International Piano Competition, Montreal, QC
  • May 22: Musicians from the Vancouver SymphonyFour Pieces About Water, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, BC
  • April 13: Catherine Lee and Lisa MarshSuppose I was a Marigold, Old Church, Portland, OR
  • April 2: Kimberly Gratland James, Airs of Men Long Dead, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  • March 31: Cellist Angela Stevenson and pianist William Stevenson, Suppose I was a MarigoldCowdray Hall, Aberdeen, UK
  • March 12: Clarinetist Szymon Kaca, Field Music, Théâtre de l’Ouest Parisien, Paris, France
  • March 8: Katelyn Clark and Cléo Palcio-Quintin, premiere of Folié a Deux, for flute and harpsichord, Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montréal, QC
  • March 6: Sophia Yanminute etudes (book 2), Composer’s Voice, Jan Hus Church, New York, NY
  • February 10: Suzie LeBlanc and Symphony Nova ScotiaA Short, Slow Life, based on a poem by Elizabeth Bishop, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax, NS
  • February 5: Viola da Gambist Joëlle MortonMusic for Magpies, Scaramella concert “Birds Bewigged,” Victoria College Chapel in Toronto, ON

Talks

  • April 10: Animal Songs and Music, Port Townsend School of Athens, Port Townsend, WA

Concerts

Talks

CDs

  • Rachel Iwaasa “Cosmophony,” recorded on Redshift, which includes my piece Gliese 581c, as well as pieces by 9 other Canadian composers.

Concerts

  • November 29: Canadian Contemporary Music Workshop, falling still, Music Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • November 29: Cellist Jamie McLaren and poet Eleonore Schonmaier, program of poetry and music about birds, including Music for Magpies and Utah, 1996, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • November 6: Cliff Dunn, Music for MagpiesSeattle Composers’ Salon, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle, WA
  • November 1: Soprano Helen PridmoreSocial sounds from whales at night for voice and tape, Brunton Auditorium, Sackville, NB
  • October 23: TalespinThe Wise Daughter, Mariazell, Vienna, Austria
  • August 6: Cellist Jamie McLaren and poet Eleonore Schonmaier, an evening of poetry and music about birds, including Music for MagpiesBiscuit Eater Cafe, Mahone Bay, NS
  • August 4: Cellist Jamie McLaren and poet Eleonore Schonmaier, an evening of poetry and music about birds, including Music for MagpiesThe Music Room, Halifax, NS
  • July 25 and 26: Talespin, premiere of The Wise Daughter, Kultursommer Nordhessen festival, Kassel, Germany
  • Elin Söderström will be performing Music for Magpies on May 19th at 3:00 at Salle Serge-Garant, Université de Montréal.
  • May 8: Elin Söderström, Music for Magpies, Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montreal, QC
  • March 1: The Tan Trio, Col, Church of St. John the Divine, Victoria, BC
  • February 18: Suppose I was a marigold, Angela Stevenson at 1:00 at Younger Hall, St. Andrews, UK
  • February 15: Suppose I was a marigold, Angela Stevenson and Bernd Brackman, Stadhuis, Weesp, the Netherlands
  • January 8: Airs of Men Long Dead, Patricia Green and Midori Koga, CD release concert, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Talks

  • On November 13 I’ll be part of a panel on ecomusicology at the American Musicological Society Conference in Philadelphia.
  • On June 1 I presented some of my research on birdsong at the Listening to Birds symposium in Aberdeen.
  • On February 20 I’ll be giving a presentation on my music and animal song research at Aberdeen University.
  • On January 14 I’m giving a presentation on my music and animal song research at Jack Straw in Seattle.

CDs

  • Airs of Men Long Dead, recorded by Soprano Patricia Green and pianist Midori Koga on The Ice Age and Beyond, Blue Griffin Records

Concerts

  • November 22: Paths for flute and harp, premiered by Tacye Phillipson, Quaker Meeting House, Airton, England
  • October 17: Suppose I was a marigold, Lynn Stodola and Phillippe Djokic, Dalhousie University Music Department 40th Anniversary Alumni Concert.
  • September 26: Waiting (from Airs of Men Long Dead, 1998) and glassy (from minute etudes, book II, 2002), College Music Society 50th Anniversary conference in Atlanta, GA
  • September 25: Rachel Iwaasa, Gliese 581c, Simon Fraser University, BC
  • August 3: TalespinWhy the parrot repeats human words, Theater am Spittleberg, Vienna, Austria
  • June 30: Rachel Iwaasa, premiere of Gliese 581c, H. R. MacMillan Space Centre Planetarium Theatre, Vancouver, BC
  • April 2, May 22, 26 and 28, and June 2, 19, 20, 23, 24, and 2: TalespinWhy the parrot repeats human words, OFF Theater in Vienna, Austria
  • April 4: Helen Pridmore, premiere of Social sounds from whales at night, Sackville Curling Club, Sackville, NB

Talks

  • June 12 and 13: talk on nightingale song structure, Nightingala conference, Kallio Kuninkala, Järvenpää, Finland
  • June 5 and 8, 2008: “From Ethnomusicology to Zoomusicology,” Canadian University Music Society conference, Vancouver, BC

Other

Upcoming Events

  • The Craft Ensemble will be performing falling still on February 3, 2018 at 7:30 at the Third Life Studio in Somerville, MA
  • The St Andrews New Music Ensemble, conducted by Bede Williams, will premiere Conversation, with words by Eleonore Schönemaier on February 21, 2018 at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews, Scotland, as part of St Andrews New Music Week
  • Oboist James Turnbull will be performing Social sounds from whales at night on February 25, 2018 at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews, Scotland, as part of St Andrews New Music Week.
  • The Midlands Chorale, conducted by Daniel Galbreath, will be giving the official premiere of Three Summer Wassails, with texts by Forrest Pierce on March 24, 2018 at the Catholic Cathedral in Shrewsbury, UK.

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