COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE
WITH THE VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
JUNO Award-nominated composer Jocelyn Morlock’s music is hailed as being “airy but rhythmic, tuneful but complex” and with “uncanny yet toothsome beauty” (Alex Varty, Georgia Straight.) “A lyrical wonder, exquisite writing” with “an acute feeling for sonority” (David Gordon Duke, Vancouver Sun) and an approach that is “deftly idiomatic” (Lloyd Dykk, Vancouver Sun), her music is recorded on 20 CDs including Cobalt, whose title track won the 2015 Western Canadian Music Award for Best Classical Composition, and her just-released Halcyon.
JANUARY 18-22, 2018
NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s fifth annual New Music Festival
From VSO’s website: “Featuring world premieres by James O’Callaghan, Rodney Sharman, Bramwell Tovey, Leslie Uyeda, Marcus Goddard, and Jocelyn Morlock, the festival celebrates the raw energy and wild colouristic possibilities of music being written in the 21st century, even as it, in many cases, harkens back to music from earlier eras. Among many other works being presented are recent Canadian compositions by Vincent Ho, John Estacio and Samy Moussa, alongside those of internationally recognized icons such as Louis Andriessen, Alfred Schnittke, Nico Muhly, Anna Cline, and Kaija Saariaho.” For festival passes you can either call VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434, or purchase individual tickets online.
Trailer for In Situ, a large-scale collaboration with the Aeriosa Dance Ensemble premiered during the 2010 Cultural Olympiad in Vancouver, and attended by over 7000 people.
Julian Beecroft has made a video of the Ontario wilderness, featuring my piece The Jack Pine as played by Peter Longworth.
Photo (this page) by Von Loewen.