Rahilia Hasanova : bridging the two seemingly disparate worlds of Eastern and Western cultures

In the world of contemporary classical music, Rahilia Hasanova is known as a brilliant and prolific composer with a unique and powerful voice. The strength of her music is in bridging the two seemingly disparate worlds of Eastern and Western cultures. By combining the essence of her native (Azerbaijani) culture and traditional music that represents … Continue reading Rahilia Hasanova : bridging the two seemingly disparate worlds of Eastern and Western cultures

Kelley Sheehan : noise, perception, and interaction

Kelley Sheehan is a Chicago-based composer and computer musician moving between acoustic, electronic, electro-acoustic, and performance art works. In any medium, her work broadly focuses on noise, perception, and interaction. Cacophony magazine has described her work to be "frenetic, almost acrobatic." Kelley has either performed or has been performed at numerous concert halls or art … Continue reading Kelley Sheehan : noise, perception, and interaction

Antonin Servière : composition, artistic research and teaching

Antonin Servière is a composer, teacher and a musician. While he completed higher instrumental studies (First Prize of Saxophone in 2004, Master’s-level teaching certification in 2005), he studied orchestration with Alain Louvier from 2001 to 2003 and composition with Philippe Leroux from 2004 to 2006. He pursued his study of composition with Michael Jarrell, Luis … Continue reading Antonin Servière : composition, artistic research and teaching

Ofer Pelz : unstable repetition

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. Pelz composes music for diverse combinations of instruments and electroacoustic media, he is also an … Continue reading Ofer Pelz : unstable repetition

Jacques Zafra : interest of the music lies solely in the sound

Jacques Zafra was born in Mexico City on December 8, 1986 and is currently finishing a post-master's in composition with Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig, Germany, where he also did his Master's. Before studying in Germany he studied composition and music theory in Mexico at the CIEM with Victor … Continue reading Jacques Zafra : interest of the music lies solely in the sound

Anna Pidgorna : composing through the body

Anna Pidgorna (b. 1985) is a Ukrainian born, Canadian raised composer, artist and vocalist, who combines everything from traditional music making, to visual arts, to writing, to carpentry in her multimedia practice. Characterized by “a balance of bold colour palettes, strong melodic profiles, and unexpected performative elements” (Nick Storring for MusicWorks Magazine), her work traverses … Continue reading Anna Pidgorna : composing through the body

Maurizio Azzan : instability is the pivoting existential condition

Born in 1987, Maurizio Azzan studied composition at Conservatory of Milan (with A. Solbiati), at CNSM of Paris (with F. Durieux, Y. Maresz, L. Naon), at IRCAM and with Salvatore Sciarrino. He has received a bachelor and a master in Philology and Ancient Literature from the University of Turin. His interest in visual and performing … Continue reading Maurizio Azzan : instability is the pivoting existential condition