Events

A woman's hands touch the charred trunk of a tree

fire break for orchestra
Symphony Nova Scotia with conductor Holly Mathieson

Rebecca Cohn Hall
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
February 15, 2024

Past Events

A woman with long blonde hair sings into a handheld microphone

5 poets breaking into song

Premiere of five new songs to poetry by George Elliott Clarke, Mansour Noorbakhsh, Giovanna Riccio, Armand Garnet Ruffo, and Yeshim Ternar. With singer Laura Swankey.

Canadian Music Centre
Toronto
December 15, 2023

A man in semi-fetal position on the floor spins amidst a layer of foam

Bubble Life

audio/video installation, dance & bubble choir, with choreographer Julia Aplin

Charles Street Video
Toronto
September 23 & 24, 2023

A standing tree - dead, grey and without bark, towers over us, reaching to the sky.

Wood Play

Geolocated audio with Jean Martin, for riverMOUTH, Urbanvessel

August, 2022

Close up of a twisting tree trunk without bark in silver and grey

fire break for orchestra
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Patrick Dupre Quigley

FirstOntario Concert Hall
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
May 14, 2022

A collage still from an animated film: an older woman gestures in front of a painting of two girls ina still life art class.front

Visiting Ben Shemen [16′] score, director Miriam Harris

T.O. International Women’s Film Fest (Best Composer); New Media Film Fest, LA (Best Short Documentary); Jewish Film Festival, UK; Documentary Edge, NZ; Antimatter Media Arts Festival; Indie Shorts Awards NY

January, 2022

Ayelet and Juliet perform with voices and amplified objects

Four Rooms with Ayelet Rose Gottlieb

Evergreen Brick Works live performances & geolocated audio

December 18-22, 2021

A woman holds her hands together in a prayer position. The words on top read capture something you see

CAPTURAMOS EL MOMENTO [8′] music video featuring photography by participants in the Without Borders, Without Limits program. With vocalist Mingjia and guitarist/vocalist Alejandra Nuñez.

Koffler Gallery

October 18, 2021

piano action close-up

Piano Action Finish

for Decolonial Imaginings (of-the-now)
Online conversation discussing the project hosted by of-the-now and the Canadian New Music Network

October 22, 2020

Black and white close up photo of New Zealand flax leaves

Swerve for symphony orchestra
Victoria Symphony

Conducted by Bill Linwood. Featuring works by Anna Höstman, Eve de Castro-Robinson, Leonie Holmes and Analia Lludgar.

April 25, 2020, 8pm Postponed

Close up of a twisting tree trunk without bark in silver and grey

fire break for orchestra
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

FirstOntario Concert Hall
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
March 14, 2020 Postponed

Marie Annick Beliveau

Morse for mezzo-soprano & four electric guitars
Marie-Annick Béliveau & Instruments of Happiness
Text by Simin Behbahani (Iran)

New Works Calgary, Festival Hall, Calgary

Mar 8, 2020

A lizard in dry sand and pebbles with the shadow of a human surrounding it.

Every Word Was Once An Animal performance installation
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Interdisciplinary creation with Carla Bengtson, Darion Smith, Jessie Rose Vala and Peter Wetherwax

1430 Johnson Lane
Eugene, Oregon, USA
March 7 – April 18, 2020

relfections of light on a deep blue water

Choreography of Trauma for ensemble, improvising choir and percussion; and Inside Us for vocalist, choir, audio & video.
Continuum Contemporary Music & Christine Duncan’s Element Choir with soloist Laura Swankey

Inside Us
918 Bathurst
Toronto, Canada
February 9, 2020

A length of cutwork lace in white on a black background

Cutwork for chamber orchestra
Auckland Chamber Orchestra

Composer Portrait Concert
Raye Freedman Arts Centre
Auckland, New Zealand
October 20, 2019

a tangle of string and fishing lines at the edge of the sea. Foam mixes with styrofoam beds. The sand is golden.

Ukiyo, floating world for chamber ensemble & video
Thin Edge New Music Collective

ONGAKU Festival
The Music Gallery
918 Bathurst
Toronto, Canada
September 22, 2019

A large black dumpster sits in the desert of the Southwest, a mesa in the background and blue sky with a smattering of light clouds

Foundry for chamber ensemble
Ensemble des étudiants SON

Neue Klänge Sommerkonzert
Eglise du Pasquart
Biel/Bienne
Switzerland
September 9, 2019

a tree burl

burl for piano solo
Stephen De Pledge

Dartington International Summer Festival

Dartington Great Hall
Totnes, Devon, UK
August 22, 2019

Poster for Stitch the opera presented by Third Eye Ensemble show a woman's hand with machine-stitched embroidery in her skin.

Stitch for 3 women and 3 sewing machines [35′]
Third Eye Theatre
Prop Theatre
3502 N. Elston, Chicago

Friday, June 14, 2019 — 7:30PM
Saturday, June 15, 2019 — 7:30PM 
Water protectors with improvised shields at night silhouetted by a powerful light lean into the force of a water cannon. They are separated from helmeted police officers by a tangle of barbed wire

Oil & Water for symphony orchestra [18′]
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Friday, June 7, 2019 — 8:00PM
Saturday, June 8, 2019 — 8:00PM 
Sunday, June 9, 2019 — 3:00PM

Sweat a cappella opera [70′]
CalArts School of Theater and Herb Alpert School of Music
Directed by J. Bonnell
Music Direction By Tanner Pfeiffer

Thursday, March 21, 8 pm
Friday, March 22, 8 pm
Saturday, March 23, 2 pm
Saturday, March 23, 8 pm

Toca Loca perform at two grand pianos and percussion

Five for vocalizing piano duo & percussion [8′]
Soundstreams Ensemble
Gregory Oh & Midori Koga, pianos
Ryan Scott, percussion

Shanghai New Music Week
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Six Pianos, Soundstreams Canada
Koerner Hall, Toronto
October 12, 2018

Morse for mezzo-soprano & four electric guitars
Marie-Annick Béliveau & Instruments of Happiness
Text by Simin Behbahani (Iran)

Mar 22 – New Music Concerts – Music Gallery, Toronto
Mar 27 – Sala Rossa – 4848 St. Laurent, Montréal
Mar 29 – Erreur de Type 27, Québec City

burl for piano solo
Stephen De Pledge
NZFestival
February 27, 2018
St Mary of the Angels, Wellington, New Zealand

Secret Arnold
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 @8pm, Orpheum Theatre
Monday, Jan 29, 2018 @8pm, Centennial Theatre

Inside Us
Installation and performance
Western Front, Vancouver
Exhibition: Feb 2-10
Opening: Feb 1, 7pm
Performance: Feb 8, 8pm
303 East 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC


Quarry
Soprano Sarah Albu, Continuum and Jumblies Theatre

Evergreen Brick Works
June 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
June 4, 2017, 2:00 pm
Interactive installation 60 minutes prior to each show



Invicta
Text by Zaccheus Jackson as part of The Unsilent Project
Performers: spoken word artists Zoe Pricelys Roy and Lindsay Eekwol Knight with The National Youth Orchestra
Director: Falen Johnson
July-August, 2017


Sweat
a cappella chamber opera
Bicycle Opera tour
July-August, 2017

Vermillion Songs
Loft at Q, 305 Queen St, Auckland, New Zealand
November 13, 2016 @ 5pm
November 15, 2016 @ 6:30pm
The Arts Centre, Christchurch
November 17, 2016 @ 7pm

A new song cycle for superstar tenor Simon O’Neill and NZTrio with lyrics by Emily Dickinson. Composed with the generous support of CreativeNZ.

The Man Who Married Himself

Crow’s Theatre, Toronto, Canada

March 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
March 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
March 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

A new work for Toronto Masque Theatre in collaboration with writer Anna Chatterton and choreographer Hari Krishnan. With singers Alex Samaras, Subhiksha Rangarajan & Scott Belluz.

Sweat
National Sawdust, Brooklyn, New York
October 26 & 27, 2016

A cappella opera for 5 soloists and chorus created with librettist Anna Chatterton. A Center for Contemporary Opera production in co-operation with Urbanvessel. Commissioned by Soundstreams Canada with funding from the Ontario Arts Council. Production funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Director: Giselle Ty
Conductor: Lydia Yankovskaya
Featuring: Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Larissa Koniuk, Shabnam Kalbasi, Eric McKeever, and Patrick McNally

Boots
Opera Peep Show, Campbell House Museum, April 28-30, 2016

Doors open 6:30pm; performances from 7pm onwards

A 15-minute chamber opera exploring obsessions and possessions.

Composer and Musical Director: Juliet Palmer
Dramaturge: Baņuta Rubess
Performers: Jean Martin & Christine Duncan
Lyrics: Emily Dickinson and Gertrude Stein with additional found and verbatim text

A Passage to India

Toronto Masque Theatre Salon
Monday 29 February 2016, 7:30 pm
The Atrium at 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Summerhill subway

TMT’s latest commission, The man who married himself, is  based on a Karnataka folk tale. We look at the dance, music and poetry of India that inspire this new work by composer Juliet Palmer, librettist Anna Chatterton and choreographer Hari Krishnan, drawing parallels between the music theatre traditions of India and the masque tradition of the West. Hosted and sponsored by TMT patrons Walter and Marina Unger, the evening will include snacks, tea, coffee, and a cash bar.

The Truth & The Truth

Aventa Ensemble
Sunday, February 7th, 2016 8pm
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, Victoria, B.C.

Stone’s Secret
Choirs of Victoria & Emmanuel Colleges

Wednesday October 14, 7:30pm
Isabel Bader Theatre, Toronto

Stone’s Secret is a setting of the poem by Toronto poet Margaret Avison. Commissioned by Victoria College on the occasion of the installation of the 7th President William Robins.

Singing River
An Urbanvessel production in collaboration with Aanmitaagzi, Pan Am Path, Evergreen Brick Works and Native Earth Performing Arts.
Lower Don Trail between Riverdale Bridge and Pottery Road, Toronto July 4-5, 2015

the truth & the truth
Aventa Ensemble — Corey Rae, percussion
Auckland School of Music, New Zealand, March 6, 2015 @7:30pm

Warsaw, January 2011

New York Independent Film Festival Official Selection

Crown Theater, New York City, October 17, 2014 @1pm