Composer Biographies

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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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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Christopher Butterfield

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.

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Scott Edward Godin

Scott Edward Godin

Scott Edward Godin began his musical training on piano, completing a Bachelor of Music Degree at the University of Alberta with Helmut Brauss. By winning the Johann Strauss competition in 1993, Scott was able to study in Vienna, Austria with internationally renowned pianist Paul Badura-Skoda.

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Taylor Brook

Taylor Brook

Taylor Brook is a composer of concert music for large and small ensembles, both acoustically as well as using electronics and new technologies. Brook also writes music for video produced by visual artists, and music for theater and dance.

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