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...
Renewal

Renewal

Renewal is very much in the air. We can see it all around us as the natural world gives birth again to abundance and plenty, ushering in entire new generations of insects and birds and animal life and the plants that sustain us all.  I’ve been working up on the...
Introducing BIPOC Voices

Introducing BIPOC Voices

CMC BC is proud to help introduce BIPOC Voices, a new resource to help opera companies, orchestras, and individuals find and program music by culturally diverse composers. BIPOC Voices is currently accepting submissions of works for voice and instruments, and looking...
What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

(Feature Photo credit: Miss604.ca) I took part in a terrific Land Acknowledgement workshop this past week put on by Nahanee Creative’s founder Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee, with a moving introduction by Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Chief Janice George. Ta7talíya is...