The Power of Words – I Never Knew

The duo of soprano Zixin Emily Lapin and pianist Jialiang Zhu have released a video of their performance of the cycle, I Never Knew, from their recent presentation, The Power of Words, at the Chalmers Performance Space at the Canadian Music Centre in Toronto. I Never Knew is a cycle of five art songs composed by David Jaeger on poems by … Read more

The CEE Book Party & Performance

Musicologist Alexa Woloshyn writes, in the prologue to her book, An Orchestra at my Fingertips, “I first heard about the Canadian Electronic Ensemble (CEE) during the first year of my PhD program at the University of Toronto, when I was roommates with founding member David Jaeger’s daughter, Anna. Knowing that I was far from my … Read more

Duo Cavatine Launch a New Album: Nuages

Duo Cavatine: Nuages

(April 22, 2023) Toronto/Montreal – Duo Cavatine is thrilled to announce the release of their new album, Nuages, available now on all major music streaming platforms and on physical CDs. It features a collection of exquisite pieces for cello and piano that showcase the duo’s unique and captivating sound. The French word “Nuages” translates to … Read more

Lessons Learned from the CEE’s – COVID-Era Experiences

The CEE in rehearsal

A significant event in the history of the Canadian Electronic Ensemble (CEE) took place during the last week of February, 2020: the nearly 50-year-old ensemble was engaged by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) School of Music for a four-day residency at their Pittsburgh campus. It was one of the most ambitious and impactful tours in the long … Read more

Coming of Age In The 1990s – Part 2

Large decorated canoe with 12 people on a misty lake

It was 3:40 in the morning. The forest was in absolute stillness, the canoe slipping into the water, barely making a sound. It was a cool September morning on Wildcat Lake in the Haliburton Forest in 1997. My cargo – two condenser microphones and a portable digital recorder – and I were heading out to … Read more

Coming of Age in the 1990’s

The Karen Klein Award

The decade of the 1990s witnessed a flourishing of Canadian musical creativity, in terms of both the composition of significant new works and the growing maturity of several organizations that commissioned and presented performances of them. Two New Hours, the contemporary music program I created for CBC Radio Two, turned 12-years-old on New Years Day, … Read more