Composer Biographies

François Rossé, composer

François Rossé, composer

A pianist by training and a self-taught improviser, François Rossé studied at conservatories in Strasbourg, Nancy and then at the Conservatoire de Paris (1974-1980).

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Matthew Ricketts, composer

Matthew Ricketts, composer

Matthew Ricketts is a Canadian composer currently based in New York City. His music moves from extremes of presence and absence, from clamor to quietude, at once reticent and flamboyant.

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Colin Labadie, composer

Colin Labadie, composer

   “As a composer, I write notably un-classical music for classical instruments. Through simple patterning and subtle variation, I seek to build intricate yet clear structures and sounds. As a performer, I do exactly the opposite; I create noisy and chaotic...

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Erkki-Sven TÜÜR

Erkki-Sven TÜÜR

Estonian composer, Erkki-Sven Tüür is drawn to music with an intense, energetic, transformative dimension.

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Tommy Davis

Tommy Davis

Known for his radiant orchestrations, his dramatic structures and his innovative guitar work, Canadian Tim Brady is a composer and guitarist who has created music in a wide range of genres ranging from chamber and orchestral music to electroacoustic works, chamber opera, contemporary dance scores, jazz and free improvisation.

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airborne extended

airborne extended

airborne extended was founded in 2013 and is a female Quartett for contemporary music. The unusual combination of instruments gives airborne extended the possibility to create a wide range of new sounds and colours that inspires both composers and the public all over the world.

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Jennifer Butler

Jennifer Butler

Jennifer Butler is a composer and flutist living in Vancouver, BC.
Her music, described as “beautifully remote”, “intimate” and “disquieting” has been commissioned, performed, and broadcast across Canada, in the United States, Australia, and Europe. She loves working with quiet and fragile sounds, but will often juxtapose these with loud, forceful outbursts of sound.

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Tim Brady

Tim Brady

Known for his radiant orchestrations, his dramatic structures and his innovative guitar work, Canadian Tim Brady is a composer and guitarist who has created music in a wide range of genres ranging from chamber and orchestral music to electroacoustic works, chamber opera, contemporary dance scores, jazz and free improvisation.

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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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