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The Composer — Jocelyn Morlock

THE COMPOSER: JOCELYN MORLOCK “I’m not taking away the cellos for electric guitars.” “I wanted to be a scuba diver, an astronaut, some- thing adventurous,” says Jocelyn Morlock of her childhood in Winnipeg. She might have dreamed of becoming a renowned, award-winning composer had she realized the career path was available to her, centuries after powdered wigs were in vogue. ... Read More »

ISCM2017: A Letter from Artslandia Ambassador Bramwell Tovey

It has been a long time coming, but they are finally here! The ISCM World New Music Days 2017 are about to take flight in Vancouver. The International Society for Contemporary Music is a global network of organizations and individual members from some fifty countries. It was founded in 1922 as a contemporary offshoot of the famed Salzburg Festival, its ... Read More »

ISCM World New Music Days Come to Vancouver

As far as contemporary music is concerned, it’s the Olympics and the World Cup rolled into one. The International Society for Contemporary Music’s annual “World New Music Days” comes to Vancouver for a hectic week November 2-8, with monumental implications for Vancouver performers, ensembles, and fans of new music. The ISCM goes back to 1922 when a multi-national group devoted ... Read More »

Eternally Grateful: Warren Dean Flandez talks passion, music and upcoming “dream come true” performance with Good Noise

This past year has been a big one for Yellowknife-born singer Warren Dean Flandez. From releasing his latest gospel-infused album, Eternally Grateful, to receiving a coveted Juno Award nomination, the Vancouver-based artist has seen much success over the course of the last twelve months. Through one achievement after the next, the singer has remained humble and passionate about his work, his projects, ... Read More »

In a spirit of collaboration: Pro Arté and Lions Gate Sinfonia prepare for Earth Day

Can you tell us how Pro Arté and Lions Gate Sinfonia connected? What was your first encounter like? How long did it take before you knew that you wanted to collaborate by having both musicians and dancers on stage? Astrid Sherman: I first met Clyde at the North Vancouver Canada Day Celebration in 2006. His Orchestra was playing and we were dancing, though ... Read More »