Composer Biographies

Mark Limacher

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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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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Annette Brosin

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...

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Jordan Kusel

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. Focused on chamber music production and intermedia performance, he strives to foster...

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Laurie Radford

Laurie Radford

  Laurie Radford is a Canadian composer, sound artist, music technologist, educator and researcher who creates music for diverse combinations of instruments and voices, electroacoustic media, and performers in interaction with computer-controlled signal processing of...

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Philippe Leroux

Philippe Leroux

Philippe Leroux (b. 1959) entered the Paris Conservatory in 1978, studied with Ivo Malec, Claude Ballif, Pierre Schäeffer and Guy Reibel and obtained three first prizes. Meanwhile, he followed classes with Olivier Messiaen, Franco Donatoni, Betsy Jolas, Jean-Claude Eloy and Iannis Xénakis. In 1993, he was selected to enter the Villa Medicis in Rome for two years, where he remained until 1995.

His compositional output (about seventy works to date) includes symphonic, vocal, electronic, acousmatic and chamber music.

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Madeleine Isaksson

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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Linda Catlin Smith

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…

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Ofer Pelz

Ofer Pelz

Ofer Pelz was born in Haifa (Israel) and lives in Montreal. His music explores the concept he defines as “unstable repetition” – repetitive fragments which always vary from repetition to repetition, all the while trying to keep a perceivable tension.

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Stuart Saunders Smith

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.

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