Author Archives: Scott Smallwood

SHHH!! Ensemble performs Spirits

March 4, 7:30 PMConvocation HallUniversity of AlbertaFREE (Donations Welcome) SHHH! Ensemble, with Edana Higham, piano; Zac Pulak, percussion. Featuring several newly commissioned works, structured improvisation, and creative instrumentation SHHH!! Ensemble’s innovative “Spirits” programme takes the listener on a journey through composer’s … Continue reading

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U of A Composer Concerts, Fall 2019/20

Please join us for two exciting concerts of brand new music, composed by University of Alberta undergraduate and graduate composers. On Monday, Dec. 9, the Ultraviolet Ensemble, featuring Chenoa Anderson (flutes), Allison Balcetis (saxes), Amy Nicholson (cello), and Roger Admiral … Continue reading

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XImE: eXperimental Improvisation Ensemble in Concert

Student improvisors perform new and spontaneously generated sounds. Monday, Dec. 2, 7:30 PMStudio 27, Fine Arts BuildingAdmission free

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Hildegard Westerkamp: Artist Talk Oct. 10, 3:30 PM Studio 27

The Sound Studies Institute, in conjunction with Acoustics Week in Canada 2019, brings us an artist talk and masterclass from renowned soundscape composer and acoustic ecologist Hildegard Westerkamp. Date:    Thursday, October 10, 2019Time:    3:30pm – 5:00 pmVenue:  Studio … Continue reading

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Rensonance Prism: The Music of Howard Bashaw

This concert is a celebratory retrospective concert of the compositions of Professor Emeritus Howard Bashaw. Bashaw’s dense, complex language is brought to life by virtuosic performers across many genres, including chamber, choral, solo piano, and electracoustic sounds. Friday, Oct. 19, … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

Welcome to another fun-filled year of new music and sound art at the University of Alberta! For those new to the department, this website is your one-stop resource for information about the program, concerts, visiting artists, etc. Note that the music … Continue reading

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Student Composition Concerts – April 15, 16 2019

MONDAY, April 15, 6 PM, Convocation Hall Contempo and XiME, featuring acoustic music, electronic music, improvised music, new instruments – created and composed by undergraduate composers and undergrad/graduate improvisors. Please note the time is 6 PM, not 7:30. TUESDAY, April … Continue reading

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Quasar Quartet – Sonic Territories

Join Quasar quatuor de saxophones for their residency at the University of Alberta Department of Music! Culminating in their concert on February 5th featuring all Canadian works chosen from a massive nation-wide call: Émilie Girard-Charest : BestiaireJim O’Leary: Saxophone QuartetOfer … Continue reading

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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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