Good Gravy, September is a busy month

So busy that I shouldn’t even be on this blog. Gah! More than slightly overbusy. Yes. October looks better, sort of….

So, here is a semi-pithy list of concerts that I am involved in, in some way or other.


UBC, Wednesday Sept 19 – noon-hour concert of Fringe Percussion with guest Bob Becker. (A very percussive concert. My piece is “I Love Paul Klee” for percussion quartet.)

Canadian Music Centre (837 Davie Street, Vancouver), 1-3pm – From the CMC’s email: Nu:BC Collective – Living Sounds – Celebrating Kaija Saariaho at 60 – Roundtable Discussion – free admission. “Join CMC Associate Composers Dorothy Chang, Jocelyn Morlock, Jennifer Butler, Emily Doolittle, and soprano Carla Huhtanen in a pre-concert roundtable discussion moderated by Vancouver Sun reviewer David Gordon Duke. Hear how five remarkably successful Canadian musicians shape their music and their careers in our current shifting political and cultural contexts. A wine and cheese reception will follow the panel discussion.”

UBC, Friday Sept 21, 8pm – Living Sounds – The Nu:BC Collective in Concert. (UBC music events calendar is here.) From their page: “It will be a great event celebrating the music of Kaija Saariaho as well as terrific composers Dorothy Chang, Jocelyn Morlock, Jennifer Butler, Emily Doolittle, and Ana Sokolovic.” (My piece is “Halcyon” for cello and piano.)


Music on Main’s Modulus Festival!!! My first Modulus as Composer-in-Residence! I have two new songs, with text by Tom Cone, performed by Melanie Adams and Rachel Iwaasa, on the opening-night concert – Thursday, September 27. There are two concerts on Friday which feature the Calder quartet (8pm show), and Mei Han and Michael Red (10:30pm), the much-anticipated Kaija Saariaho One-Night Stand concert on Saturday night (8pm) and a free one on Sunday afternoon that involves more bicycles than you can shake a stick at! And we all know you shouldn’t shake a stick at too many bicycles, or, um, something will happen, and then something else will happen. Yes.

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