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by CMC Ontario Library Residency
on November 1, 2017

By Frank Horvat

Do you know what Earth Overshoot Day is? It’s the specific day of the year when the Earth’s inhabitants have consumed the limit of resources that the planet has available to us for that year. Any consumptive act following that date is self-destructive, given the unsustainable...

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on October 20, 2017

L’année 2017 en est une de célébrations pour le Canada qui fête le 150e anniversaire de sa confédération.
Saint-Hyacinthe le soulignera en grand le 18 novembre, alors qu’un concert rendant hommage aux plus belles compositions canadiennes sera proposé à la cathédrale.

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by CMC Ontario Library Residency
on September 26, 2017

By Frank Horvat

In 2009, Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran protesting the irregularities in their national election. Opposition leaders claimed massive corruption and many citizens were in agreement. The “Green Movement” as it became known, was relatively peaceful, but this did not...

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by Mary Knickle
on September 10, 2017

My new composition of the Halifax Explosion is December 6th at 8pm. This is a 5 movement 15 minute choral piece with a SATB chorus and Youth Choir of 100 people!

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on August 27, 2017

The voice students from the studio of Elizabeth McDonald at the University of Toronto are thrilled have a return invitation to perform at the Toronto Masque Theatre Salon.

Titled "Canada in Words and Music: a Commemoration", the recital takes place on 25 September 2017, 7:30 p.m. at The Atrium at 21...

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by CMC Ontario Library Residency
on August 22, 2017

By Frank Horvat

This month marks the 16th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. While the attacks are increasingly distant in time, the memories are vividly etched in my mind and heart.

As composers and artists, one way that we deal with heartbreaking...

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by Matthew Fava
on August 14, 2017

In this edition of Earmark we get to know CMC Associate Composer Owen Bloomfield. Owen is an active composer and music educator with a deep connection to his community in Cambridge. Increasingly, a community-engaged skill set is vital to any artist...

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by Matthew Fava
on August 10, 2017

As part of our ongoing Earmark series, we chat with new CMC Associate Composer Ian Cusson. Ian is a composer of art song, opera and orchestral work. I was delighted to get to know him a few years ago. His experience working with text was a fascinating part of...

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by Matthew Fava
on July 25, 2017

Throughout August the CMC will be hosting Turbulent Forms, an exhibit and installation from Toronto-based artist, Dan Tapper. The pieces will explore the universe through chaos and cosmology as they are inspired and derived from physical data...

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by Matthew Fava
on June 28, 2017

By Nolan Sprangers