Fresh Sounds

The Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects (ACNMP) presents “Fresh Sounds”, an online podcast series featuring ACNMP Board Member and composer Alex Eddington and a host of Canadian composers.  Join us for some fresh sounds and new names!

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Episode 6 (Part 2): with Juliet Palmer

Episode 5 (Part 1): with Juliet Palmer

New Zealand-Canadian composer Juliet Palmer is known as a “post-modernist with a conscience” (The Listener) whose work “crosses so many genres as to be in a category of its own” (Toronto Star). Juliet is the artistic director of Urbanvessel, a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration.  Her 2010 boxing opera Voice-Box was acclaimed as a “performance piece that smashes the boundaries between disciplines and leaves them sprawled out on the mat, down for the count” (Musicworks). Recent recordings include: small excesses, pianist Sarah Watkins and violinist Andrew Beer (Atoll CD release); and rivers, solo CD release (Barnyard Records, 2018).

Episode 4: with Daniel Gardner

Daniel Gardner is a Canadian composer, percussionist and teacher currently based out of London ON. Daniel is interested in the application of electroacoustics as an analogue for collaborative relationships in performance and how this could ultimately be used to overcome socioeconomic barriers to youth accessing music education. His master’s thesis, Prufrock: a monodrama for baritone and electronics, is an operatic work fully performable by a single singer that uses modular electronics influenced by Universal Design principles.

Episode 3: with Katerina Gimon

Named as one of Canada’s ‘hot 30 classical musicians under 30’ by the Canadian Broadcasting Company; composer, improviser, and vocalist Katerina Gimon‘s uniquely dynamic, poignant, and eclectic compositional style is rapidly gaining her a reputation as one of the most distinctive emerging voices in contemporary Canadian composition and beyond. Katerina’s music has been described as “sheer radiance” (Campbell River Mirror), “imbued…with human emotion” (San Diego Story), and capable of taking listeners on a “fascinating journey of textural discovery” (Ludwig Van).

Episode 2: with Dean Burry

Dean Burry is a composer, librettist, and story teller. In addition to his extensive work in the opera and concert music fields, he has become one of the world’s leading composers of children’s opera, his works receiving performances across Canada, the United States, Europe, China and Brazil.

Episode 1: with Laura Hawley

 Laura Hawley is a Canadian musician known for her distinctive compositional voice, compelling approach to leadership and artistic programming, and multi-faceted community engagement.