Artist Talk – “The Ice Seasons” a thesis composition

On Thursday October 22, 2015 at 7:00 at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife – I will be giving a talk on my thesis composition for choir, strings, and sound files. This is where my obsession with ice has led me!

I recently completed my Masters of Music in Composition from the University of Calgary and my thesis work was a major musical composition that drawn from environmental inspiration of my home. The Ice Seasons is a 25-minute work that evokes the beauty and behaviour of sub-Arctic ice found on lakes around Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The composition contains material drawn from reading scientific literature, analyzing field recordings, and thinking deeply about personal experiences of lake ice.

During this presentation, I will go into detail about the music itself and the inspiration for this piece. I will explain my compositional process including gathering sounds made by lake ice, composing the music, and the experience of completing an academic program in the fine arts. I will also share the steps and future challenges of having this piece performed!

Come to the museum Thursday Oct 22 at 7pm!

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