Author Archives: Scott Smallwood

Contempo + XiMe perform new student works

Please joins us for the end-of-term composers concert featuring undergraduate composers and improvisors.  These students have worked hard to create these brand new works.  Come out and support them! Monday, Dec. 10, 7:30 PM Convocation Hall, University of Alberta North … Continue reading

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Contempo (New Music Ensemble) Concert

Active since 2000, the Department of Music’s student ensemble “contempo” will be presenting its annual fall concert on Friday, November 23 at 7:30 PM in Convocation Hall. The concert will feature music composed in the last 40 years by international … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2018-19 academic year!

Welcome Back! Welcome back to a new academic cycle!  For those who are new here, this site is maintained by the composition area, and represents the latest information about the current year’s activities.  Note that the music department pages are … Continue reading

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Graduate Composition Concert

Please join us for an evening of new works for violin + electronics, and string quartet.  Featuring works by graduate student composers Micah Hussell, Thomas Merklinger, Will Northlich-Redmond, Deepak Paramashivan, and Mark Segger.  Performed by Laura Veeze (violin), Yue Deng … Continue reading

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Fishes, electronics, cats, and saturn

An eclectic concert hosted collaboratively by XiMe (U of A’s Experimental Improvisation Ensemble), Contempo Ensemble, MUSIC 470/570 Composition and Sonic Arts 2, and MUSIC 260 Composition. Thirteen new works by Undergrad and Graduate composers will be premiered by UofA’s Department of … Continue reading

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Miguel Bellusci and the music of Mauricio Kagel

We are very excited to host a talk this Wednesday (March 21) by the renowned Argentinian conductor and composer Miguel Bellusci, who will perform selections from Kagel’s Die Stücke der Windrose as part of New Music Edmonton’s 7th festival of new … Continue reading

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Echo of Nothing: Faculty Composers Concert 2018

Please join us for an evening of new works by University of Alberta faculty composers. Faculty composers, Howard Bashaw, Mark Hannesson, Scott Smallwood and Andriy Talpash with new works for Guillaume Tardif, Roger Admiral, and the Edmonton Saxophone Quartet. March … Continue reading

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Salomé Voegelin Talk: Performing Audible Fragment of Political Possibility

The Sound Studies Initiative pleased to host Dr. Salomé Voegelin. Salomé Voegelin is an artist and writer engaged in listening as a socio-political practice. Her work deals with the aesthetic, social and political realities that are hidden by the persuasiveness of a visual point of view. She … Continue reading

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Music Through The Eyes – XiMe in concert

Join us in a evening of graphic scores and free improvisation. Music by: Earle Brown, Isael Huard, Rio Houle, Greg Mulyk and Emily Casavant. Performed by XiMe 2017: – Malaya Bishop, Throat singing and other delights. – Ashley Weckesser, Cello and surprising … Continue reading

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Composition Forum – Weds Oct. 25

Mark Hannesson will present on the music of the Wandelweiser Collective.

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