Premiere Performance of BCMEA‐CMC 2011 Commissioning Project Recipient: Jocelyn Morlock’s Ned the Neck
Premiere Performance of BCMEA‐CMC 2011
Commissioning Project Recipient:
Jocelyn Morlock’s Ned the Neck
In spring of 2011, Jocelyn Morlock was named the recipient of a special commission project by the BC Music Educators Association and the Canadian Music Centre BC Region. On October 22nd, 2011, at Fraserview Church in Richmond, BC, CMC Associate Composer Jocelyn Morlock’s piece: Ned the Neck will be premiered by the BCMEA’s Honour Wind Ensemble. Ned the Neck is a short work for high school level wind ensemble. This performance will be part of the BCMEA Conference: Forte 2011: Growing Strong in Music Education, which is taking place at the River Rock Casino Resort between October 20th – 22nd, 2011.
The purpose of the commission is to add educational and artistic material to Canadian wind ensemble repertoire in addition to stimulating interest in composing for this thriving medium. There is tremendous demand and enthusiasm for new wind ensemble music.
About Jocelyn Morlock
With a discography of twelve CDs, and numerous performances and broadcasts throughout North America and Europe, Jocelyn Morlock is fast becoming known as one of Canada’s leading composers.
With its “shimmering sheets of harmonics” (Georgia Straight) and an approach that is “deftly idiomatic” (Vancouver Sun) Morlock’s music has received numerous national and international accolades, including: Top 10 at the 2002 International Rostrum of Composers; Winner of the 2003 CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composers competition; winner of the Mayor’s Arts Awards in Vancouver (2008); two nominations for Best Classical Composition at the Western Canadian Music Awards (2006, 2010) and most recently a Juno Nomination for Classical Composition of the Year (2011, Exaudi.)
Morlock’s international career was launched at the 1999 International Society for Contemporary Music’s World Music Days with Romanian performances of her quartet Bird in the Tangled Sky. Since then, she has become the composer of record for significant music competitions, including the 2008 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition and the 2005 Montreal International Music Competition, for which she wrote Amore, a tour de force vocal work that has gone on to receive more than 60 performances and numerous radio broadcasts. http://jocelynmorlock.com