CD Release Concert: Voxterra

CD Release Concert: VOX TERRA

When: Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 8pm
Where: Cellar Jazz Club (3611 West Broadway, at Dunbar, Vancouver BC)
Cost: $20/$10 (students, seniors, artists)

Cris Inguanti, clarinet
Corey Hamm, piano,
Todd Cope, clarinet
Becky Wenham, cello

Featuring music by
Michael Tenzer, Jeffrey Ryan, Joan Tower
Peter Sculthorpe and more


Redshift Music Society is pleased to announce the release of its fifth CD, Vox Terra — the brainchild of Canadian clarinetist Cris Inguanti. Inguanti is assistant principal clarinet and bass clarinet with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and one of Canada’s most respected musicians. Inguanti spent most of 2007/08 exploring the most recent solo and chamber repertoire for his instrument — the result of this exploration is VOX TERRA: Music for the Clarinet with a Global Focus. On October 17th Inguanti, along with fellow musicians Corey Hamm (piano), Todd Cope (clarinet) and Becky Wenham (cello), will share his findings with us. They’ll present a cosmopolitan feast of music including works by Joan Tower, Peter Sculthorpe, and CMC Associate composers Michael Tenzer and Jeffrey Ryan.

Everyone receives a FREE copy of the VOX TERRA CD with the price of admission.

Join us in the hushed intimacy of the Jazz Cellar, enjoy great food and drink, listen to some of the coolest music written in the last thirty years, performed by some of Vancouver’s greatest artists (and take the music home with you afterward!).

Cris Inguanti has been assistant principal and bass clarinetist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra since 1998, and has been a member of the Pacific Northwest Ballet and Houston Ballet Orchestras, the New York City Opera National Company Orchestra, and the New Philharmonia of Portugal. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Europe and North America, and as a member of the Manhattan Wind Quintet, Mr. Inguanti has won numerous prizes in chamber music competitions and has commissioned a number of new works for this genre. He can be heard on numerous CBC recordings with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He teaches at the University of British Columbia.


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
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October 14, 2011
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October 15, 2011
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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Recording of Music By Jeffrey Ryan

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Recording of Music By Jeffrey Ryan

We at the CMC BC are very happy and excited to congratulate Jeffrey Ryan, a CMC Associate Composer, on his September CD release of “Fugitive Colors” with performances by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bramwell Tovey, with the Gryphon Trio as soloists.

You can find more information on Jeffrey Ryan at

and you can find his music in our library here

Music Intima’s CD Receives Top Marks in BBC Music Magazine

Music Intima’s CD Receives a Top Marks in BBC Music Magazine

into light10 stars for $10! musica intima is deeply honoured and excited to announce that into light has received a 10 out of 10 star review in the prestigious BBC Music Magazine! “An astounding variety of affect and approach…the Vancouver-based professional chamber choir demonstrates outstanding pitch, blend and diction throughout this superbly recorded disc.” (Howard Goldstein, BBC Music Magazine.) To celebrate, for the next 10 days all copies of into light are on sale for only $10(+HST)! Get your copy today—the offer ends at noon on August 12, 2011. The winner of Classical Recording of the Year at the 2010 Western Canadian Music Awards, nominated for two Juno Awards, and given a 10 star review in BBC Music Magazine! musica intima was inspired to record into light, a Canadian choral music CD, after performing at the Polyfollia festival in France in 2006. We were asked to perform music from North America, and although we had always performed and commissioned Canadian works, we were challenged to find pieces that could not only stand up to their European counterparts, but could also come together to create a cohesive concert experience. To our surprise and delight, the Canadian selections were very well received and admired. musica intima found its voice in the international choral scene with Canadian compositions and we have since made them a staple of our local and touring repertoire; into light is a celebration of this music.

No. Title Composer
1 Ave Verum Corpus Imant Raminsh
2 Three Hymns – i. First Hymn R. Murray Schafer
3 Three Hymns – ii. Second Hymn R. Murray Schafer
4 Three Hymns – iii. Third Hymn R. Murray Schafer
5 Agneau de Dieu Rupert Lang
6 Jesus erbarme dich Claude Vivier
7 Exaudi Jocelyn Morlock
8 Earth Teach Me Rupert Lang
9 Salish Song Derek Healey
10 Inuit Hunting Song Derek Healey
11 Ice Bruce Sled
12 On Monsieur’s Departure Jeffrey Ryan
13 Love Rodney Sharman
14 Le Pont Mirabeau Lionel Daunais

For more CD information, please visit

ENCORE! Welcome Home Fundraising Concert

ENCORE! Welcome Home Fundraising Concert

When: July 20, 2011 @ 7:30pm
Where: Redeemer Lutheran Church (1499 Laurier Avenue, Vancouver, BC)
Cost: Admission by donation – first come, first served!

By popular demand, musica intima will present selections from their Canadian summer tour in our very own city, Vancouver!

Come and meet the intimates and hear Whitacre’s “Leonardo dreams of his flying machine”, Gwyneth Walker’s “God’s Grandeur”, Tallis’ “Loquebantur” and more great pieces, all with the intima twist!

Featuring a cash bar and a silent auction full of great intima prizes: CD box sets, subscriptions, voice lessons, wine, and more!

God’s Grandeur – Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947) (7 mins)
Ave Verum Corpus – Imant Raminsh (b. 1943) (6:20 mins) CDN
Love, Beauty – Rodney Sharman (b. 1958) (3:01 mins) CDN
On Monsieur’s Departure – Jeffrey Ryan (b. 1962) (4 mins) CDN
The Beaufort Scale – Aulis Sallinen (b. 1962) (5.5 mins)
Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine – Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) (9 mins)
Loquebantur – Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) (4 mins)
Summer’s Singing – Leslie Uyeda (b.1953) (4 mins) CDN
Inuit Hunting Song – Derek Healey (b. 1936) (3 mins) CDN
Three Hymns – R. Murray Schafer (b. 1933) (7.5 mins) CDN
Le Pont Mirabeau – Lionel Daunais (1901-1982) (3 mins) CDN
Your Fragrance – Edward Henderson (b. 1952) (3.5 mins) CDN
El Paisanito – arr. Ward Swingle (b. 1927) (3.5 mins)

Check out the Facebook event page, or phone 604.731.6618 for more information.




July 20, 2011
7:30 pm

Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa’s debut solo piano CD nominated for Western Canadian Music Award

Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa’s debut solo piano CD nominated for Western Canadian Music Award

Vancouver-based pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa’s debut solo piano CD has been nominated for a 2011 Western Canadian Music Award.

Iwaasa’s Cosmophony, nominated for Classical Recording of the Year, is a collection of contemporary Canadian work that takes listeners on a journey through the cosmos. It opens with Denis Gougeon’s invocation of the sun, Piano-Soleil and then moves past each of the planets, from Mercury to Neptune, with works written especially for Iwaasa by composers Rodney Sharman, Marci Rabe, Alexander Pechenyuk, Jocelyn Morlock, Christ Kovarik, Jeffrey Ryan, Stefan Udell, and Jennifer Butler. Works by Jordan Nobeles and Emily Doolittle are also featured.

The second half of the disc features George Crumb’s Makrokosmos II:12 fantasy pieces after the Zodiac , a rarely performed 20th century work written in 1973, which pioneered many revolutionary techniques for the piano.

The Cosmophony recording comes out of a 2008 concert project of the same name, which Iwaasa performed at the H. R. Macmillan Space Centre, with visuals of the planets and solar system accompanying the music.

The Cosmophony is now available at CMC Boutique, click here to find more.

CMC Composers and Centrediscs Recordings Nominated for Western Canadian Music Awards

CMC Composers and Centrediscs Recordings Nominated for

Western Canadian Music Awards

The Canadian Music Centre (CMC) Centrediscs label is pleased to announce two nominations in the category of Classical Recording of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards.

The following have been nominated:
From the Heartland
From the Heartland and Pinnacles are available on CD or as digital download at |

About From the Heartland This is a new edition to the Centrediscs’ Prairie Sounds imprint. Erika Raum and David Moroz provide the listener with a program of works for violin and piano by three distinguished Canadian composers. The works are all lyrical and tonally accessible in nature, with moments of drama, soulfulness and wistfulness. They will appeal to all lovers of classical music.

About Pinnacles Pinnacles is a new edition to the Centrediscs’ Prairie Sounds imprint. This full‐length CD release of music by Canadian composer Diana McIntosh features an array of her chamber music written over the last decade. The works take their inspiration variously from her adventures as a mountain climber in the Canadian Rockies, her tour of Kenya in East Africa which included a visit to Mount Kilimanjaro, and the writings of Gertrude Stein.

Centrediscs, the recording label of the Canadian Music Centre, with 5 JUNO awards won, the most recent in 2011, plus 6 WCMA awards and 1 ECMA award was created in 1981 as Canada’s foremost label of Canadian contemporary concert music, recording the works of CMC Associate Composers. Visit for more information.

The Canadian Music Centre (CMC) celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2009 as Canada’s only organization mandated to house, actively promote, publish and distribute the music of Canada’s composers within Canada and around the world. The CMC acts as a multi‐platform organization with services promoting the music of its Associate Composers to the global marketplace. With over 800 established Associate composers to date, the CMC is Canada’s primary go‐to place for a catalogue of over 20,000 scores, parts, recordings and information about Canadian composition.

The CMC wishes to congratulate the following CMC Associate Composers on their nominations:
In the category of Classical Composition of the Year

David L. McIntyre ‐ Sonata for Violin and Piano “Sprints”
Diana McIntosh ‐ Uhuru Kamili
Elizabeth Raum ‐ Sonata for Violin and Piano
Jeffrey Ryan ‐ Angeline on Ossabaw
Marcus Goddard ‐ Allaqi
Peter Hannan ‐ Rethink Forever
Robert Turner ‐ Suite for Harp

In the category of Classical Recording of the Year

Diana McIntoshPinnacles
Ensemble Resonance – Electrospectives
Erika Raum and David MorozFrom the Heartland
Peter HannanRethink Forever
Rachel Kiyo IwaasaCosmophony

Click here for a .pdf of the full list of nominees

Music in the Mine – extracting the sounds of classical Canada Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

Music in the Mine – extracting the sounds of classical Canada

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

When: Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Where: Britannia Mine Museum (Britannia Beach, “Sea to Sky” Highway 99 in the oceanside community of Britannia Beach)
45 minutes north of Vancouver, 5 minutes south of Squamish
Cost: FREE, please call for Reservations  604-896-2233 ext. 244 OR (toll-free) 1-800-896-4044 ext. 244 OR email

Kathryn Cernauskas flute; Heather Pawsey, soprano; AK Coope, clarinet; Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano
Photo credit: Tim Pawsey

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral is a site-specific concert of all-Canadian, contemporary classical music. It is free and approximately 90 minutes, no intermission and it takes place at the Britannia Mine Museum Britannia Beach. This unique approach to music is being  produced as part of the Canadian Music Centre‘s “New Music in New Places” series, an initiative designed to take Canadian classical music out of concert halls and in to unusual venues where people might not normally expect to attend a concert, or even to hear live, classical, contemporary, Canadian music performed.

Admission to Animal, Vegetable, Mineral is free; however, due to space restrictions, seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book a space, please call the reservations line at 604-896-2233 ext. 244 OR (toll-free) 1-800-896-4044 ext. 244 OR email Please advise if you have to cancel your seats so that others may be admitted. DRESS ADVISORY: Please dress warmly and wear footwear suitable for uneven terrain and the outside weather.

This video will probably give you the best idea of what it’s all about. It was from a previous “New Music in New Places” event at B.C. Museum of Mining:

This is going to an event that you can say… “do you know what I did this weekend? Quirky, interesting, classical and earthy”- an event not to be missed!

Here are the musicians involved in the event:
Kathryn Cernauskas, flute
AK Coope, clarinet
Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano
Heather Pawsey, soprano
Shelley Stewart Hunt, choreographer
Students from Capilano University’s Musical Theatre Diploma Program

Not only do you get to enjoy high calibre musician musicians in a cool space, but everyone will get to be part of the first audience EVER to hear the World Premiere of The Sex Lives of Vegetables (Part III) by British Columbia composer Leslie Uyeda, who lives in Vancouver (poetry by Governor-General Award-winning poet Lorna Crozier) for soprano, piano and clarinet and the World Premiere of Pizza by Kathryn Cernauskas – for beat-box flute. They will also hear Oracle Stones by Leslie Uyeda — written specifically for the Mined Over Matter concert in 2008 -  for soprano, piano, flute and clarinet, The Aria of the Princess from The Princess of the Stars by R. Murray Schafer (Canada’s most famous composer and a living legend) – for solo soprano, and much more.

Also… question of the day. How will they get the piano in the mine? That would be a story unto itself!

For more information, please check out

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral is a co-production of the Canadian Music Centre, the Britannia Mine Museum, and Astrolabe Musik Theatre, and is made possible through the generous support of Tom Lee Music.

The Canadian Music Centre is an independent, not for profit, non-government agency that promotes and disseminates the music of Canadian Composers. The Canadian Music Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of the SOCAN Foundation and the Government of Canada through the Canada Music Fund.

An Astrolabe Musik Theatre / Britannia Mine Museum / Canadian Music Centre co-production.







May 15, 2011
3:00 pm




An All-Canadian Session

When: May 5, 2011 @ 2pm -4pm
Where: CMC BC Region (837 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC)
Cost: FREE for all to attend

One year ago the Canadian Music Centre BC Region launched a new initiative called the Score Reading Club.  These FREE community events provide an opportunity for musicians and music appreciators alike to hear recent works by Canadian and international composers; creators that inspire and intrigue.

Sadly, May 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the untimely passing of Russian/Canadian composer Nikolai Korndorf.  As a tribute and to celebrate this remarkable composer, renowned pianist Anna Levy will perform his composition Yarilo, for prepared piano and tape.  The May 5th session will also feature John van Deursen who will present a work by CMC Associate Composer Jeffrey RyanWilliam Benjamin will present excerpts from Istvan Anhalt’s The Tents of Abraham.

Join us and discover gems you may not know, hear something new and engage in dialogue about the works.  Collectively, we look at the scores, listen to the music and discuss elements that fascinate us, puzzle us, and touch us in emotional ways.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Upcoming Summer Score Reading Club sessions include:
Thursday June 23rd, 2011 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Thursday August 18th, 2011 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Presenters for these sessions are still to be confirmed and when available, information will be included in Centrepulse, our e-newsletter.  To join our list and find our more, contact Marci Rabe at

Event listings and news can also be found on our BC Creative Hub blog: and BC Creative Hub facebook page:

May 5, 2011
2:00 pmto4:00 pm



of new music

March 24 – 27, 2011

Tickets: $25 regular / $15 students, seniors and artists
Festival Pass: $60
Available at the door, cash only

Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 24, 7:30PM
Lafayette String Quartet, other artists

Mark Armanini Two Songs / Same Lyric
Annette Brosin Impacts
Craig Day
* Musaic
Moshe Denburg
* Bright Red Ruby
Elizabeth Knudson
P’tits chansons d’amour
James O’Callaghan
ACT! A setting of the USA Patriot Act
R Murray Schafer
* String Quartet No. 11
Chris Sivak
Jazz Surgery
Joël Tibbits
* A Membrane of Flight


March 24, 2011
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March 26, 2011
March 27, 2011