solo piano [5'30"] 2017. Commissioner: Stephen De Pledge Funder: Creative New Zealand and NZ On Air Recording: RNZ Concert & SOUNZ Premiere: New Zealand International Festival, 27 February 2018 [audio mp3="https://www.julietpalmer.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/burl.mp3"][/audio] Program note: Of all the movements in J.S. Bach's Partita no.3 in A minor, it's the burlesca that speaks most compellingly to me. I love its obsessive ornamentation and the...

for violin, shamisen, voice, bass koto, percussion, piano & & video projection [28′]. Funding: The Canada Council for the Arts Premiere: Thin Edge New Music Collective & Urbanvessel.  Ongaku Festival, September 22, 2019 at 918 Bathurst, Toronto Ukiyo, floating world is a poetic contemplation of the detritus of our disposable economy, inspired by improvisations with marine plastic pollution...

vn & pno [11'] 2019. 11 Frames by Andrew Beer | Sarah Watkins Commissioner: Sara Watkins Funder: The Toronto Arts Council Recording: 11 Frames  (Rattle Records D093 2019) with Sara Watkins piano & Andrew Beer violin Program note: small excesses is the name of the I Ching hexagram no. 62: “flying birds leave behind their sound.” The composition was initially inspired by...

imaginary composition of indeterminate duration, 2020. Commission: Decolonial Imaginings series produced by of-the-now with the Vancouver Foundation and the Canadian Music Centre BC region, October 2020 Imagined Compositions (2020) by of-the-now Excerpt: "Come with me to the edge of the tracks, through the rotting wood and rusting metal of the train turntable, where under the Manitoba maples and aspens...