The Inside Story: Yoko Hirota and SCHOENBERG PIANO MUSIC AND HIS 17 FRAGMENTS

Having been praised by the press as “precise and keenly projective” and demonstrating “the highest level of proficiency,” Japanese-Canadian pianist Yoko Hirota is considered one of the leading interpreters of contemporary piano repertory of her generation. Yoko received her doctoral degree in piano performance under Louis-Philippe Pelletier at McGill University. She is a strong advocate of contemporary music,... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Garth Baxter and RESISTANCE

Composer Garth Baxter is noted for his modern traditionalist style of writing. This style combines the traditions of form and clear melodic writing with the use of contemporary approaches to harmonies and other elements. He is recognized as one of the preeminent composers of art songs and has been described as an unabashed lyrical tonal... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Jeff Morris and WITH STRINGS

Jeff Morris creates experiences that pop audiences’ minds out of the ordinary, to realize new things about the sounds, technology, and culture around them. His performances, installations, lectures, and writings appear in international venues known for cutting-edge arts and for asking deep questions in the arts. He has won awards for making art emerge from... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Phil Salathé and IMAGINARY BIRDS

Phil Salathé spent his formative musical years playing jazz trumpet, making homemade musique concrète on an old tape deck, and getting in trouble for surreptitiously composing in chemistry class. His music has been performed in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia. It ranges widely in scale and scope, from multi-movement orchestral works... Continue Reading →

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