Composer Biographies

Eliot Britton

Eliot Britton

Eliot Britton (b.1983) – integrates electronic and instrumental music though an energetic and colourful personal language.  His creative output expresses an eclectic musical experience from gramophones to videogames, drum machines, orchestras and electronic chamber music.

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Stuart Saunders Smith

Stuart Saunders Smith is an American composer and percussionist. He was born in Portland Maine, and began his percussion and composition studies at the age of six with Charles Newcomb. He studied harmony, counterpoint, and arranging at the Berklee School of Music in 1966, and continued his percussion and composition studies at the Hartt College of Music (1967–1972) and the University of Illinois at Urbana (1973–1977).

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Linda Catlin Smith

Linda Catlin Smith grew up in New York and lives in Toronto. Her music has been performed by Tafelmusik, Other Minds Festival, California Ear Unit, Kitchener-Waterloo and Vancouver Symphonies, Arraymusic, Tapestry New Opera, Via Salzburg, Evergreen Club Gamelan, Trio Fibonacci and the Del Sol, SuperNova, Penderecki, and Bozzini quartets, among many others.

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Anna Pidgorna

Anna Pidgorna (b. 1985) is a Ukrainian-Canadian composer, artist and vocalist who combines sound, visual arts, writing and carpentry in her work. Anna works extensively with Ukrainian folk singing, incorporating elements of this style in instrumental music and performing as a pseudo-folk vocalist herself.

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Annette Brosin

Originally from Germany, composer and bass player Annette Brosin has been living and working on Coast Salish territory in Victoria, BC since 2009, where she received her Ph.D. in composition at the University of Victoria in 2016. Her music has been performed and broadcasted in North and South America and Continental Europe.

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Christopher Butterfield

Christopher Butterfield was born in Vancouver B.C. in 1952. He studied composition with Rudolf Komorous at the University of Victoria, and with Bülent Arel at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. For fifteen years he lived in Toronto, where he played in a rock band and made performance art.

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Mark Limacher

Canadian-born Mark Limacher is a composer-pianist currently based in Calgary, Canada. He is a graduate of New School University in New York City where he studied with Kirk Nurock, Ernesto Klar, Armen Donelian, and Evan Rapport, among others.

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Jordan Kusel

Jordan Kusel: is a composer and creative coder living in Seattle, Washington whose work explores transdisciplinary design, communal ennui, eroticism, and alternative virtuosities.

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Madeleine Isaksson

In the music of Madeleine Isaksson, the relationship between different sonorous sources, that which separates them and that which causes them to blend together, are in the foreground.

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Flannery Cunningham

Compose Flannery Cunningham is fascinated by illusion and auditory perception, the expressivity of voices, and the performative possibilities of interactive electronics.  She aims to write music that surprises and delights.

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