I first watched Ernst Lubitsch’s film The Oyster Princess some ten times in complete silence, with no music in mind at all. From the second view on, I tried to watch the film from the editor’s point of view, from +
By Nicole Lizée
Nicole Lizée. October 2018. Montréal, Canada.
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By Eve Egoyan
I am an artist whose medium is the piano. The piano is at the centre of my creative universe. I am inspired by it and continually re-invent my relationship with the piano through the exploration of +
By Vivian Fung
Ever since becoming a mother to my rambunctious, now three-year-old son, I have frequently been asked, by men and women alike, how motherhood has changed my life as a composer. I have wanted to write an +
By Susanna Eastburn, MBE
I first met Nicole Lizée, and encountered her music, at the 2014 ISCM World Music Days in Wrocław, Poland. We had a slightly silly conversation outside a bar about her home province of Saskatchewan, which +
Deciphering Canada’s New Music Scene
By Zosha Di Castri
I. IMPETUS & METHOD
When Music on Main’s Composer in Residence Nicole Lizée approached me on the occasion of the ISCM World New Music Days 2017 to give some insight +
By Martin Arnold
In the March, 2017 issue of the British music magazine The Wire, an article written by Tim Rutherford-Johnson appeared titled, “Across the Great Divide: New Experimental Music From Canada.” It deals with a set of composers +
By Christopher Mayo
Notation is odd.
Musical notation is so ubiquitous that it’s easy to ignore just how odd it is. Not so much the constantly evolving lexicon of actual dots and lines and arcs and squiggles on the +