ANNOUNCEMENT OF 8 SELECTED COMPOSERS

8 COMPOSERS ON MORE THAN 100 CANDIDATES FROM ALL OVER CANADA

Quasar is very pleased to announce the names of the eight composers selected who will make up the group presenting new works to be included in the project “Territoires sonores” realized with the support of the “New Chapter” program of the Canada Council for the Arts.

The composers were chosen from a national call for artists that generated some one-hundred applicants.

Quasar would like to first and foremost thank the composers from across the country who submitted works for the project.

Quasar would also like to thank the members of the selection committee who studied the submitted dossiers with great interest and attention. The committee members have expressed how impressed they were by the quality of the proposals as well as the creativity and diversity of the submissions.

THE SELECTED COMPOSERS

Rebecca Bruton (Alberta)

Émilie Girard-Charest (Quebec)

Alec Hall (Ontario)

Jim O’Leary (Prince Edward Island)

Ofer Pelz (Quebec)

Ana Dall’Ara-Majek (Quebec)

William Kuo (British Columbia)

Hiroki Tsuromoto (Ontario)

SELECTION COMMITTEE

National :

Lori Freedman
Marie-Chantal Leclair (artistic director, Quasar)
Philippe Leroux
James O’Callaghan

Regional committees :

Debbie Boyko (British Columbia)
Brian Current (Ontario)
Laurie Radford (Prairie Provinces)
Andrew Staniland (Maritime Provinces, Newfoundland and Labrador)

Next steps:

A two-week creative development workshop with the composers and the musicians of Quasar in the Fall of 2017.

  • · 6-10 October: Western Front (Vancouver)
  • · 11-15 December: Le Vivier at the Gesù (Montreal)
Premieres

The eight new works will be presented on May 30-31, 2018 in Montreal.

Various activities both live and on the Web will allow the public to follow the project's development.

 

 

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.