CMC Associate Composers Marcus Goddard and Peter Hannan Win at Western Canadian Music Awards

CMC Associate Composers Marcus Goddard and Peter Hannan Win at Western Canadian Music Awards


The Canadian Music Centre is proud to announce that CMC Associate Composers Marcus Goddard and Peter Hannan received Western Canadian Music Awards for Classical Composition of the Year and Classical Recording of the Year, respectively.  Marcus Goddard’s Allaqi appears on the St. Lawrence String Quartet’s album Sea to Sea, on the Canadian Music Centre’s own Centrediscs label.  Allaqi was commissioned by Chamber Music Kelowna and by the CBC for the St. Lawrence String Quartet‘s 20th anniversary.  Peter Hannan’s Rethink Forever was recorded by Musica Intima, who also commissioned the title work in 2005, and the Vancouver Cantata Singers. This disc is available on the Artifact Music label.

The media has praised Goddard’s Allaqi as ‘highly satisfying.’ (Richard Todd,  Goddard’s Allaqi was heard during the recently produced 10x10x10 collaboration between The Dance Centre and the CMC BC Region in Vancouver as part of the Canadian Music Centre’s New Music in New Places project.  Sea to Sea is available for purchase through the CMC website ( where audio samples can also be found.

The media has said of Hannan’s Rethink Forever, ‘Musically, he draws on diverse influences, from ethereal harmonies, to traditional African music to the beats of pop. His words are drawn from his experiences living in Africa to Christopher Columbus to the happy gal at the checkout counter.

Hannan need not search for “happiness” anymore. He’s got it right on his own CD!’ (Tiina Kiik, The

The awards were presented on Sunday, October 23rd, at the Western Canadian Music Awards Gala at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse, as part of the Breakout West Festival.

Marcus Goddard received his undergraduate training from the University of Michigan and pursued graduate studies at Indiana University. He has participated in seminars with William Bolcom, William Albright and Krystof Penderecki and has attended lectures of Philip Glass and Samuel Adler. Marcus is an Associate Composer with the Canadian Music Centre and a member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

As a composer, Goddard has over thirty-five works in his catalogue and many of his works have been broadcast by CBC. Prior to his focus on works for orchestra and large ensemble, Goddard composed many pieces for chamber ensemble. Goddard composed and produced the score to the film, Breakfast at Sharkey’s, and has composed two modern dance works, which were staged in Indiana. Many of his compositions have been premiered by some of North America’s pre-eminent orchestras and ensembles.

Peter Hannan composer, performer, b. Montréal 19 March 1953; B. Mus. (University of British Columbia) 1975, Certificate of Advanced Studies (Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London) 1978. In 1979-1980 he studied recorder with Kees Boeke at the Sweelink Conservatory under a Netherlands Government Scholarship and lived in London from 1984 to 1985. He has taught at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and Vancouver Community College but is primarily a freelance composer/performer.

Peter has composed numerous works in both acoustic and electronic media. He has written more than 50 commissions over the past 20 years, including large scale works for the Vancouver Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony, the CBC Orchestra and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra;  works for the experimental large ensembles Icebreaker (London) , the Hardrubber Orchestra, and Toronto based Hemispheres. His recent piece for the Vancouver Symphony, side with entropy received a raucus reception at its premiere in March 2005. As a performer, Hannan is well known for his work as an electronic instrumentalist and recorder soloist.  He has performed as a soloist on many major new music events and series including:  Ijsbreker Amsterdam, the Holland FestivalAlmeida Festival, Freunde Guter Musik Berlin, the Bourges Electronic Music Festival, New Music America, New Music Concerts and Arraymusic.  For more information please go to

About Centrediscs
 was created in 1981 as Canada’s foremost label of Canadian contemporary concert music, recording the works of composers associated with the CMC.  Visit for more information.

About the Canadian Music Centre
The Canadian Music Centre (CMC) is Canada’s largest community of professional composers.  It promotes, publishes and distributes the music of Canada’s contemporary music composers across the country and around the world. With over 800 established Associate Composers to date, the CMC is Canada’s primary resource for scores, parts, recordings and information about Canadian composition. It plays an essential role in documenting, preserving, and facilitating the growth of Canadian musical culture through its Centrediscs recording label, libraries, events, and online. Learn more about the CMC at, or visit one of its five regional centres across Canada.

Piano Recital: Mary Kenedi

Piano Recital: Mary Kenedi

When: November 10, 2011 @ 7:30pm
Where: The CMC BC Region, BC Creative Hub (837 Davie Street, Vancouver BC)
Cost: $15, $10 for student

Song from Hary Janos              Zoltan Kodaly ( arr. Andor Foldes)
Dances of Marosszek                 Zoltan Kodaly
Fantasia in Sol                           Nino Rota
Sonata for Piano (rev.2011)     Michael Conway Baker


Mephisto Waltz No. 1                Franz Liszt
Piano Sonata (2006):               Michael Horwood
Prelude 2
Prelude 3
Jazz Waltz

About Mary Kenedi

Mary Kenedi made her brilliant New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall in April 1983 in a programme of works by Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, Mozart, Chopin and a new Canadian work written for her.

Ms. Kenedi’s family emigrated from Hungary to Canada as refugees during the revolution. She studied in Toronto with Mona Bates and continued her studies with Pierre Souvairan. A trip to Hungary ensued, where she worked with actual students of Bartók at the first Bartók Seminar in Budapest, followed by a year of studies at the Liszt Academy. On returning to Toronto, she achieved her Bachelor and Master degrees in Music from the University of Toronto.

Mary Kenedi has performed for CBC, at the St. Lawrence Centre, the National Library in Ottawa, the Richmond Gateway Theatre and Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, in Tucson and Yuma in Arizona, and many other venues. In March 1993 she organized an 80th birthday celebration for John Weinzweig, together with the Canadian Music Centre. She also performed in this concert, which was broadcast live on Arts National, CBC-FM and issued as a CD on the Centrediscs label.

Ms. Kenedi has commissioned, premiered, performed and recorded Canadian contemporary composers on her label “Echiquier”. She also commissioned and performed concerti with the Sault Symphony, the Niagara Symphony and the Windsor Symphony. Since August of 1997, she has been actively involved in fundraising concerts for the former summer home of Bartók, on Saranac Lake, and in August of 1998, she toured Australia and New Zealand. In March of 1999, Ms. Kenedi was invited by the Hungarian Ambassador to perform at the National Gallery in Ottawa at a gala dinner for Jean Chretien, the Prime Minister, to celebrate the joining of NATO by Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary. In 2002, she presented a concert at Eckhart Grammate Hall in Winnipeg, and in Toronto played the Mozart Concerto in d minor with the York Symphony.

In April of 2005, she played the European premiere of Australian composer Michael Easton’s Concerto with the North Czech Philharmonic under Charles Olivieri-Munroe in Teplice, as well as playing solo recitals in Prague and Budapest. The concerto was recorded both on CD and DVD.

In September/06 she played an all-Hungarian program for CBC, in October she performed the opening concert for the commemorative celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution held at the National Arts Centre. In November she repeated the Easton Concerto with Mr. Olivieri-Munroe in Debrecen, Hungary and played a solo recital in the Bartók Memorial House in Budapest.

Ms. Kenedi owns her own record label “Echiquier” on which she has issued two recordings of Bartók’s music, Kodály’ complete piano works and three all-Canadian CDs to rave reviews both nationally and internationally. A CD of Bloch’s “Scherzo Fantasque”, Bartók’s “Rhapsody Op. and Michael Easton’s

“A Voice Not Stilled” has been released in 2009.

In the fall of 2010 she recorded solo and chamber works of Nino Rota for Naxos. She will be touring western Canada with contemporary Canadian works in November 2011. She has commissioned a Choral Fantasy through the OAC, for the Amadeus Choir and the Iseler Singers for performance in February/12.

Ms. Kenedi teaches piano and is director of the North Toronto Institute of Music.

November 10, 2011
7:30 pm

Book Launch – Benoît Gibson

Book Launch and Concert – Benoît Gibson,

The Instrumental Music of Iannis Xenakis

As part of  XENAKIS: Vancouver New Music Festival and to accompany the special exhibition at the CMC

When: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Where: The Canadian Music Centre BC Region (837 Davie Street, Vancouver BC)

6PM – Book Launch
Benoît Gibson, The Instrumental Music of Iannis Xenakis, at the Canadian Music Centre, BC Creative Hub

8PM – Concert
at the Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street, Vancouver BC)
mini-polytope 03
Introduction by Sharon Kanach and James Harley
JACK Quartet (NYC)
Danny Tones (Vancouver)
VEE Audio Installation (Vancouver)
Roger Admiral (Edmonton)

For more information about Iannis Xenakis Festival, please visit:

October 22, 2011
6:00 pm

TRIO ’86 BC Tour

TRIO ’86 BC Tour

Clarinetist Krista Martynes, violist Jennifer Thiessen and pianist Marc Wieser formed TRIO ‘86 in 2009. In 2011-2012 season, TRIO ‘86 is going to tour to British Columbia in November, 2011.

November 20, 2011, 7pm
Quadra Island Community Centre
Quathiaski Cove, BC.

November 22, 2011, 7pm
Canadian Music Centre BC Region
BC Creative Hub
837 Davie Street, Vancouver BC

November 25, 2011, 7:30 pm
St. Andrew’s United Church, Kaslo, BC.

November 26, 2011,  time TBA
Golden, BC



November 22, 2011
7:00 pm

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.

Flute, Cello and Piano Recital

Flute, Cello and Piano Recital

When: Friday, November 4 @ 12 – 1pm
Where: The Canadian Music Centre BC Region (837 Davie Street, Vancouver BC)
Cost: entry by donation

J.S. Bach: Sonata in E minor, BWV 1034
J. Hétu: Aria for flute and piano, Opus 27
J.S. Bach Suite No.1 for cello-excerpts, BWV 1007
J. Hétu: Quatre Pièces for flute and piano
J.S. Bach: Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035

Bach and Hétu: Music for flute, cello and piano

Enjoy works performed by Marina, Laura and Jee Yeon as they celebrate their debut concert as a new contemporary flute, cello and piano trio.

In this concert, Marina Hasselberg (cello), Jee Yeon Ryu (piano) and Laura Vanek (flute) present music by J.S. Bach and the Canadian composer Jacques Hétu. United by their passion for Canadian contemporary music, Laura and Jee Yeon first began performing together as graduate students at the University of Victoria. Now based in Vancouver, the two friends are delighted to be joined by the wonderful cellist, Marina, as they continue to perform and explore new and creative concert programs.




November 4, 2011
12:00 pmto1:00 pm


The Dance Centre and the Canadian Music Centre present


Ten choreographers. Ten composers. Ten new works.

When: 12 – 15 October 2011 @ 8 - 10pm
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street, Vancouver BC)
Tickets: $28/$20 from 604.684.2787


Post-show artist talkback October 13

Produced in partnership with the Canadian Music Centre BC Region and New Music in New Places, which is a National initiative of the Canadian Music Centre generously supported by: the SOCAN Foundation and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund)

This stimulating collaborative project pairs ten exceptional local choreographers – all previous participants in The Dance Centre’s residency program – with works by ten renowned BC composers, to create an evening of ten-minute works inspired by their personal experiences of Vancouver. The choreographers and composers:

Amber Funk Barton and John Korsrud
Byron Chief-Moon/CoyoteArts and Jeffrey Ryan
Jennifer Clarke and Leslie Uyeda
Noam Gagnon/Co. Vision Selective and Ed Henderson
James Gnam/the plastic orchid factory and Stephen Chatman
Joe Laughlin/Joe Ink and Marcus Goddard
Delia Brett/MACHiNENOiSY and Jacqueline Leggatt
Su-Feh Lee/battery opera performance and Barry Truax
Josh Martin/The 605 Collective and Tobin Stokes
Alvin Erasga Tolentino/Co.ERASGA and François Houle

Advising Artistic Director: Martha Carter

Location: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver

Contact: 604.606.6400

Tickets $28/$20 from 604.684.2787

October 12, 2011
8:00 pmto10:00 pm
October 13, 2011
8:00 pmto10:00 pm
October 14, 2011
8:00 pmto10:00 pm
October 15, 2011
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Iannis Xenakis – special exhibition

Join VNM and the CMC for a special Culture Days event!

Iannis Xenakis – special exhibition

composer. architect. mathematician. theorectician. revolutionary.

Opening Reception
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 5 – 7pm

September 30 – October 18, 2011
9am – 5pm; Mon-Fri

Where: BC Creative Hub (837 Davie Street)
Cost: Free Admission

Vancouver New Music and the Canadian Music Centrepresent a special exhibition featuring reproductions of images and documents from the Centre de documentation de la musique contemporaine in Paris, France. The panels that make up the exhibit explore Iannis Xenakis’ musical works, architectural projects and work with Le Corbusier, theoretical writings and personal life. Xenakis’ works span every media and numerous approaches, from orchestral to electroacoustic to multi-media. Also a mathematician, experimental engineer and architect, theoretician, educator, and author, Xenakis was a true renaissance figure. Participants are invited to the BC Creative Hub for a celebratory cinq-à-sept!
Come at 5PM for music, discussion and exploration, and stick around for a special intimate performance by Daniel Tones at 6:30PM.
Tones will perform an excerpt from Xenakis’ ‘Rebonds b’, which he will perform in full as part of the Vancouver New Music Festival 2011 – Xenakis, running from October 20 – 22.The free exhibition opens September 30, 2011 and will run until October 18, 2011. Open Monday to Friday, 9AM to 5PM at the BC Creative Hub (837 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC).This exhibition is part of Random Elements, a month-long celebration of Iannis Xenakis taking place throughout October 2011.

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the death of one of the most fascinating figures in contemporary art and history, The Canadian Music Centre, NOW Orchestra, Standing Wave Ensemble and Talking Pictures, Western Front New Music and Vancouver New Music will present concerts, workshops and film screenings that explore and honour this extraordinary artist and visionary.

VNM  CMC - BC Region  BC Creative Hub
Xenakis Project of the Americas   Culture Days

September 30, 2011
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

Music Teachers – A Chance to Visit the Canadian Music Centre!

Music Teachers – A Chance to Visit the Canadian Music Centre!

Dear teachers,

As back-to-school season draws closer, consider bringing your class of music students for a visit to the Canadian Music Centre. This opportunity is open to any age or level of students, including private studios, elementary or secondary classes, and college or university classes. Visits consist of a tour of the Centre, an introduction to the Library, specially selected listening examples, and every student receives a free CD (while stocks last)! This is a great opportunity to introduce young musicians to Canadian music. Remember, the Canadian Music Centre is also your #1 source for Canadian repertoire listed in the RCM syllabi. To arrange for your FREE tour, please contact me at (or by phone at 604 734 4622).

Hope to hear from you soon!

Stefan Hintersteininger
Librarian, BC Region
Canadian Music Centre

4 of 11 CMC New Associate Composers come from BC

4 of 11 CMC New Associate Composers come from BC

CMC BC Region welcomes 4 New Associate Composers from BC: Justin ChristensenWilliam George, Iman Habibi, and Neil McKay!

Full list of New Associate Composers:

Ashot Ariyan
Patrick Beaulieu

Justin Christensen

Kristen Flores

William George

Maxime Goulet

Iman Habibi

Charles Heller

Neil McKay

Christopher Meyer

Alexander Rapoport


Justin Christensen

In his music, Justin Christensen enjoys exploring the inner workings of the musical object, rigorously examining it to expose its internal oppositions and generative potential, then delving into it and manipulating the complex and chaotic relations.  In the end, what he wants to do is to strip the material away from itself, misremembering and re-contextualizing it to be perceived from different points of view meaning different things to the listener at different points in time.  Where are the synergistic boundaries?  How does it exist in time, move in time?  How can it exist in another time?

Justin Christensen is currently pursuing a PhD in the U.K. with Michal Finnissy.  Previously, he has completed degrees in music composition at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Netherlands and degrees in music composition and trumpet performance at McGill University in Canada.  His past teachers have included Louis Andriessen, Clarence Barlow, Martijn Padding, Diderik Wagenaar, Richard Ayres and John Rea.  He has received awards and prizes including the 2010 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music, TIHMS Composition Prize, ORSAS Award, as well as a number of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council. He has had performances at a number of festivals such as the Gaudeamus New Music Week and Ostrava Days Festival.  His compositions have been performed by the Asko Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Insomnio, Aventa Ensemble, Continuum Contemporary Music Canada, New European Ensemble, and Modelo62 among others.   This year alone his music will be performed in Canada, the U.K., The Netherlands, and Sweden.  He is currently working on a commission for the New European Ensemble graciously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.