Author Archives: Scott Smallwood

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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Paolo Bortolussi & John Oliver: Birds of Paradise Tour

On Weds, Sept. 27, flutist Paolo Bortolussi will perform a concert of new music for flute and electronics, and he will be accompanied by composer John Oliver. Both will offer an artist talk/master class at 4 PM, followed by a … Continue reading

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Welcome back! The 2017-18 academic year starts Sept. 5, 2017!

Welcome Back! Welcome back to a new academic cycle! This year we are launching this new site intended to encapsulate all of the information about composition and sonic arts at the University of Alberta, for both current and prospective students. … Continue reading

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