Kati's work was commissioned by five orchestras: Symphony Nova Scotia, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and the Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra.
Rosemary Mountain's life has been characterized by exploration – geographical, cultural, scholarly, and creative. Her musical output is varied in style and ensemble, including electroacoustics and mixed works as well as occasional collaborations with other art forms (film, dance, theatre), and has been performed in Canada & Europe. Early exposure to Indian music led her [...]
“Symphony Nova Scotia made sweet music with Sarah Slean, which has earned the orchestra a Juno nomination for 2021 Classical Album of the Year:Vocal and Choral. The album Ecstasy also grabbed an East Coast Music Award nomination for Classical Recording of the Year. Slean says CBC producer Jeff Reily was the mastermind behind the collaboration, [...]
Newfoundland and Labrador-based composer Andrew Staniland tells us about his latest work, Ramadan 20 vs. Covid 19, commissioned for the 2021 NYC songSLAM Festival by Sparks & Wiry Cries. The work premiered on January 22 to great acclaim, and here Andrew and pianist Erika Switzer reflect on the process of creating this new art [...]
Essential Opera has announced the digital premiere of their original holiday piece, December. The short film goes live on Monday, December 21 at 8:00 p.m. AST during a hosted YouTube event. CMC Atlantic caught up with composer Monica Pearce about her new one-act opera for three sopranos and string quartet, soprano Erin Bardua and Essential [...]