|• Oboist Catherine Lee and friends will be performing Reeds, a site-specific, outdoor work for reed trio and dancer, at the Portland Audubon Sanctuary in Portland, OR on May 18 and 19.|
|• Pianist Corey Hamm will be performing Minute Etudes on the Washington Composers Forum Transport Series at the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle, WA on March 30 and at University of Western Washington in Bellingham, WA on April 23.|
|• Oboist Catherine Lee will perform Social sounds from whales at night at the College Music Society Regional Conference at Bellevue College on May 23.|
|• The Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble will be performing Four Pieces About Water in Portland, OR on March 2 and at Beall Concert Hall in Eugene, OR on March 4.|
|• I'll be having a concert of my chamber music, performed by the Seattle Chamber Players and friends, at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle on February 24.|
|• Viola d'amorist Marianne Rônez Kubitschek and soprano Albena Naydenova will be performing Virelais at the Haus Hofmannsthal in Vienna, Austria on February 19.|
|• Soprano Helen Pridmore will be performing Social sounds from whales at night on the Washington Composers Forum Transport Series at the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle, WA on February 5, in Vancouver, BC at the Voice Over Mind Festival on February 8, and in Victoria, BC at Open Space on February 9.|
|• Pianist Corey Hamm will be performing Minute Etudes at University of Victoria on January 26 and at Roy Barnett Hall in Vancouver on February 13.|
|• Shimmering will be included on the 60x60 (2012) Composers Concordance Mix, to be performed at the Evolution Festival at Spectrum in New York City on November 30.|
|• Soprano Patricia Green and pianist Stephen Runge will be performing Airs of Men Long Dead at University of Guelph at a noon hour concert on November 8.|
|• Duo Fiolûtröniq, in concert with harpsichordist Katelyn Clark, will perform Folie à deux on a concert of new Canadian works inspired by La Folia at Alberta College in Edmonton, AB on November 2, at the Western Front in Vancouver, BC on November 8, on Gabriola Island, BC at the Net Loft on November 9, and in Victoria, BC at Open Space on November 15.|
|• Oboist Catherine Lee will be performing Social sounds from whales at night in concerts with the Tardis Ensemble at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, OR on October 28.|
|• Soprano Patricia Green and pianist Stephen Runge will be performing Airs of Men Long Dead at Université de Moncton in Moncton, NB on October 13, Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB on October 11, and St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB on October 10.|
|• Kimberly Gratland James will be premiering Vocalise (for bees) on a University of Montana Faculty Recital on September 29.|
|• Flutist Paolo Bortolussi will be performing Aubade on the Nu:BC Collective concert in Vancouver, BC on September 21.|
|• Harpsichordist Katelyn Clark and violinist Emily Redhead will be performing Folie à deux at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto on August 19 at 2:30 and at Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal, date TBA.|
|• Keith Eisenbrey will be performing Minute Etudes in a recital at the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle on June 23.|
|• Viola d'amorist Marianne Rônez Kubitschek and soprano Albena Naydenova will be performing Virelais at the 16th International Viola d'Amore Congress in Innsbruck, Austria on June 16.|
|• Oboist Catherine Lee will be performing Social sounds from whales at night in concerts with the Tardis Ensemble in Portland, OR on June 2 and Eugene, OR on June 3.|
|• Why the parrot repeats human words will be performed at the Toronto Reference Library on Continuum's New Music 101 series on May 7.|
|• Keith Eisenbrey will be performing Minute Etudes at the Composer's Salon at the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle on May 4.|
|• A new version of Why the parrot repeats human words for narrator and wind quintet will be performed in Jollimore, Halifax on April 29.|
|• Rachel Iwaasa is performing Gliese 581 c at Music on Main in Vancouver on March 27.||• Clarinetist Tilly Kooyman will be premiering the clarinet version of Social sounds from whales at night at the Women's Voices festival in Guelph on March 8.|
|• On February 18, soprano Helen Pridmore will be performing Social sounds from whales at night at the Oscillations 2012 vocal festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia.|
|• Soprano Helen Pridmore recorded Social sounds from whales at night on a CD of Canadian vocal music, Janet, released on the Centrediscs label in May.|
|• falling still was recorded by oboist Ashley Barret on her CD of oboe music by women composers, also entitled falling still, released on the Centaur label in March.|
|• Gliese 581 c, performed by Rachel Iwaasa, was included on Redshift's 10th Anniversary Celebration CD Redshift X, and is downloadable here.|
|• On December 14, musicians from the Bavarian State Opera will be performing 4 of my pieces in a concert presented in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.|
|• The Paragon Ensemble and the Voice Factory will be performing Songs of Seals on December 3rd at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye.|
|• Helen Pridmore will perform Social sounds from whales at night at the 5-Penny New Music Festival in Sudbury, Ontario on November 12.|
|• Soprano Erica Iris Huang, winner of the 2011 Eckhardt-Gramatté competition will be performing Airs of Men Long Dead as part of her cross-Canada tour. Concerts include: |
Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, Calgary on November 23.
Winnipeg Art Gallery on November 20.
Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon, Manitoba on November 18.
St. Peter's United Church, Sudbury, Ontario on November 14.
Hart House, University of Toronto on November 13.
Dr. Steel Recital Hall, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on November 8.
Acadia University, Irving Centre, Wolfville, Nova Scotia on November 6.
St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on November 5.
Brunton Auditorium, Sackville, New Brunswick on November 3.
Tanna Schulich Hall, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec on November 1.
Jean McNulty Recital Hall, Thunder Bay, Ontario on October 25.
Maurreen Forrester Recital Hall, Waterloo, Ontario on October 25.
|• The Paragon Ensemble and the Voice Factory Youth Choir, contucted by Mark Evans, will be premiering Songs of Seals, written in collaboration with Gaelic poet Rody Gorman on October 26 at the CCA in Glasgow.|
|• Judith Shoepflin and Roberta Bottelli will perform suppose I was a marigold at Whitworth University Recital Hall in Spokane, Washington|
|• Jack Chen will perform Aubade at Parkhill United Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 9.|
|• The Fung-Chiu Duo will be performing Sorex at the Montreal International Piano Competition on May 24.|
|• Musicians from the Vancouver Symphony will be performing Four Pieces About Water at the Roundhouse Community Center in Vancouver on May 22.|
|• Catherine Lee and Lisa Marsh will be performing Suppose I was a Marigold at the Old Church in Portland at noon on April 13.|
|• Kimberly Gratland James will be singing Airs of Men Long Dead at University of Idaho on April 2.|
|• Cellist Angela Stevenson and pianist William Stevenson will be performing Suppose I was a Marigold at Cowdray Hall in Aberdeen, Scotland on March 31.|
|• Clarinetist Szymon Kaca will be performing Field Music at Théâtre de l'Ouest Parisien in Paris at 6:00 on March 12.|
|• Katelyn Clark and Cléo Palcio-Quintin will be premiering Folia, for flute and harpsichord on March 8 at Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montréal.|
|• Sophia Yan will be performing minute etudes (book 2) on a Composer's Voice concert at Jan Hus Church in New York on March 6.|
|• Suzie LeBlanc and Symphony Nova Scotia will be premiering A Short, Slow Life, based on a poem by Elizabeth Bishop on February 10 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.|
|• Viola da Gambist Joëlle Morton will be performing Music for Magpies at the Scaramella concert "Birds Bewigged" on February 5th at Victoria College Chapel in Toronto, Ontario.|
|• On April 10 I'll be speaking on animal songs and music at the Port Townsend School of Athens.|
|• The Fung-Chiu Duo will be performing Sorex in Ontario and Quebec as part of a 14-concert Jeunesses Musicales tour in November and December, 2010.|
|• Cellist Kevin Davis will perform Social sounds from whales at night as part of Technosonics XI at Live Arts in Charlottesville, VA on Noveber 19th.|
|• Dawn Clements will be performing playful (minute etudes, book I) at the Seattle Asian Art Museum on the afternoon of October 31.|
|• Aubade and Child's Play will be performed as part of the New Frontiers Festival of Contemporary Music in Laramie, WY on September 20.|
|• Soprano Martina Prins and pianist Oresta Cybriwsky will perform Airs of Men Long Dead at Schloss Vagen, Germany on September 11.|
|• Aubade will be performed at the Composer's Voice concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 17.|
|• The Umbrella Ensemble and dance Camille Renarhd will premiere my new work Reeds at the Newfoundland Sound Symposium on July 9 and 10.|
|• Rachel Iwaasa will perform Gliese 581c and the 8 other new Canadian pieces which make up Cosmophony, as well as George Crumb's Makrokosmos at her CD Release at the Western Front in Vancouver on June 27 at 8:00.|
|• My first ever purely electronic piece, shimmering, will be played at 60x60 Dance: Order of Magnitude at FoFA Gallery at Concordia University on May 31, sometime between 10:59 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.|
|• Cliff Dunn will perform Music for Magpies at May Day! May Day! at Town Hall in Seattle at 11:48 P.M. on May 1.|
|• Several pieces of mine will be performed at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, on April 15 at 8:00.|
|• Maureen Sorrenson and Theresa Bogard (member of the ensemble SPaNK) will perform Child's Play at the composers concert at the CMS conference at Seattle Pacific University at 5:00 on April 9.|
|• Pianist Rachel Iwaasa will perform Gliese 581c as part of Cosmophony at the following venues:
Silk Purse Arts Centre, West Vancouver on July 13.
St. Lawrence Music Centre in Toronto on March 18.
Vancouver Airport on February 21.
Cornish College Music Series on February 6.
St. John's College, UBC on January 21.
|• Transpectra will perform Body of Wood at the Bohlen-Pierce Symposium in Boston on March 9.|
|• The Affinity Ensemble will perform Four Pieces About Water in Seattle on March 6.|
|• On June 30 at 7:30 I'll be a panelist on Beautiful Noise: The science and evolution of music, part of the Royal Society's "See Further" festival of science and art, at the Weston Pavillion in Royal Festival Hall in London.|
|• One June 28 I be on the BBC show "Start the Week" talking about my animal song research.|
|• On April 15 at 8:00 I'll be giving a talk about my music at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA.|
|• This summer Rachel Iwaasa will be releasing the CD "Cosmophony" which will include my piece Gliese 581c, as well as pieces by 9 other Canadian composers.|
|• The Canadian Contemporary Music Workshop will be performing falling still at the Music Gallery in Toronto on November 29.|
|• Cellist Jamie McLaren and poet Eleonore Schonmaier will be presenting a program of poetry and music about birds, including Music for Magpies and Utah, 1996 in Rotterdam on November 29.|
|• Flutist Cliff Dunn will be performing Music for Magpies at the at the Seattle Composers' Salon on November 6 at the Good Shepherd Center.|
|• Soprano Helen Pridmore will be performing Social sounds from whales at night for voice and tape on November 1 at the Brunton Auditorium in Sackville, NB.|
|• Talespin will be performing The Wise Daughter on October 23 at 10:00 AM at Mariazell in Vienna, Austria.|
|• Cellist Jamie McLaren and poet Eleonore Schonmaier will be presenting an evening of poetry and music about birds, including Music for Magpies, at The Music Room in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 4, and at the Biscuit Eater Cafe in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia on August 6.|
|• Talespin will be premiering The Wise Daughter on July 25 and 26 at the Kultursommer Nordhessen festival in Germany.|
|• Elin Söderström will be performing Music for Magpies on May 19th at 3:00 at Salle Serge-Garant, Université de Montréal.|
|• Elin Söderström will be performing Music for Magpies at Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montreal at 8:00 on May 8, on a program shared with Cléo Palacio-Quintin.|
|• The Tan Trio will be performing Col at the church of St. John the Divine in Victoria, Canada on March 1.|
|• Suppose I was a marigold will be performed by Angela Stevenson at 1:00 at Younger Hall in St. Andrews, Scotland on February 18.|
|• Suppose I was a marigold will be performed by Angela Stevenson and Bernd Brackman at the Stadhuis in Weesp, the Netherlands, on February 15.|
|• Airs of Men Long Dead (1998/2002) will be performed by Patricia Green and Midori Koga on January 8 at University of Toronto. The concert celebrates the release of a CD which also includes this work.|
|• On November 13 I'll be part of a panel on ecomusicology at the American Musicological Society Conference in Philadelphia.|
|• On June 1 I presented some of my research on birdsong at the Listening to Birds symposium in Aberdeen.|
|• On February 20 I'll be giving a presentation on my music and animal song research at Aberdeen University.|
|• On January 14 I'm giving a presentation on my music and animal song research at Jack Straw in Seattle.|
|• Soprano Patricia Green and pianist Midori Koga released a CD this spring called The Ice Age and Beyond with a recording of Airs of Men Long Dead on it, as well as works by Alice Ho, Kati Agocs, Barbara Pentland and Isabelle Panneton.|
|• From May 20 to 30, I'll be composer in residence at the Asolo Song Festival in Italy.|
|• From January 31 until the middle of May I'll be in Scotland researching bird and other animal songs.|
|• Paths (2008) for flute and harp will be premiered by Tacye Phillipson at the Quaker Meeting House in Airton, England on November 22 at 3:00.|
|• Suppose I was a marigold (1996) will be performed on Oct. 17 by Lynn Stodola and Phillippe Djokic as part of the Dalhousie University Music Department 40th Anniversary Alumni Concert.|
|• Waiting (from Airs of Men Long Dead, 1998) and glassy (from minute etudes, book II, 2002) will be perfomed at the College Music Society 50th Anniversary conference in Atlanta, Georgia on Sept. 26.|
|• Rachel Iwaasa will be premiering my most recent piece Gliese 581c (2008) on June 30 at the H. R. MacMillan Space Centre Planetarium Theatre in Vancouver as part of her "Cosmophony" project. The piece will be performed again on September 25 at Simon Fraser University.|
|• Talespin will be performing Why the parrot repeats human words at the OFF Theater in Vienna on April 2, May 22, 26 and 28, and June 2, 19, 20, 23, 24, and 25, and on August 3 at Theater am Spittleberg.|
|• On April 4, 2008, Helen Pridmore premiered Social sounds from whales at night (2007) at the Sackville Curling Club (Sackville, New Brunswick) as part of the Canadian Music Centre's "New Music in New Places" Project.
|• My article Crickets in the Concert Hall will be published in a special "Zoomusicology" edition of the on-line ethnomusicology journal TRANS beginning July 1.|
|• On June 12 and 13, 2008, I'll be at the Kallio Kuninkala Festival in Finland, presenting a paper as part of the Nightingala conference.|
|• Somewhere between June 5 and 8, 2008, I'll be giving a paper entitled From Ethnomusicology to Zoomusicology at the Canadian University Music Society conference in Vancouver.
|• If you want to hear me play oboe on a recently released indie rock CD, check out the song "love" by David Martel.|
|• On April 22, 2008 I played with my Klezmer band, Balebusta (along with Carolyn Shaffer, Ed Hudson, Elisheva and Yoni Kaston and Boris Chasin) at Cafe Sarajevo as part of a benefit concert to raise money for scholarships for music lessons for kids in Mostar, Bosnia (pictured above). Other bands playing at this event included Lake of Stew, Nomandika, Nirvus Rex and the Fat Tuesday Brass Band.