First Ever National Day For Truth And Reconciliation

First Ever National Day For Truth And Reconciliation

Today is our first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, created, in the words of the website set up to commemorate the occasion, to “honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the...
Announcing The R. Murray Schafer Spatial Music Workshop

Announcing The R. Murray Schafer Spatial Music Workshop

The Canadian Music Centre in BC and Redshift Music Society are pleased to announce the first-ever R. Murray Schafer Spatial Music Workshop, a free online seminar offered to composers across the country with the goal of exploring spatial (or ‘socially-distanced’)...
Gathering in the Forest for R. Murray Schafer

Gathering in the Forest for R. Murray Schafer

Written by Jennifer Butler (Published with permission by composer Jennifer Butler. Previously published by CBC) R. Murray Schafer’s annual Wolf Project is a participants-only collaborative, experiential week of chant, music, theatre and camping in the wilderness...
Tribute to R. Murray Schafer from Jon Washburn

Tribute to R. Murray Schafer from Jon Washburn

Remembering R. Murray Schafer (Published with permission of Jon Washburn and Vancouver Chamber Choir) In my 48 years as conductor of the Vancouver Chamber Choir, my greatest privilege was to be a colleague, friend and champion of the great and genius Canadian composer...
The Music And The Light

The Music And The Light

As you may have surmised from the title, I’ve been re-reading Hilary Mantel’s glorious Booker Prize-winning Cromwell Trilogy, which culminates in The Mirror And The Light. One of the many things that struck me through this second reading was the constant...