Lullaby. Edmonton Symphony Orchestra: "A Concert for New York" (2013). 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards nominee for Classical Recording of the Year.Purchase.
"...gentle textures and flowing themes occasionally yield surprising harmonic turns and briskly changing meters." —Allan Kozinn, New York Times, on Lullaby
"...a work of quiet rapture and refined sensibility...elegant concision..." —Jack Sullivan, American Record Guide, on Lullaby
"...a beautifully crafted work that will appeal to those who enjoy musical construction as much as it will to those who want their ears to be charmed." —Mark Morris, Edmonton Scene, on Sunshine Variations
JAN 2023—I'm thrilled that the Gryphon Trio will premiere Nature Rhythms I, which they commissioned with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, on Mar 30 at Music Toronto as part of the trio's 30th anniversary celebration. This work for piano trio was inspired by the empirical study of semi-periodic rhythms occurring in nature: jellyfish, swaying branches, drifting clouds, falling raindrops.
OCT 2022—Watch the world premiere of my Sunshine Variations, commissioned by the Edmonton Recital Society and performed by Kathleen de Caen (vc) & Janet Scott Hoyt (pno). From Mark Morris's glowing review:
"[...] a beautifully crafted work that will appeal to those who enjoy musical construction as much as it will to those who want their ears to be charmed."
This article explores Forsyth's conception of simplicity by placing a close [...] analysis in several contexts: the work's history of revisions, what Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms reveal about musical simplicity, the debate on profundity in music, the discourse on "late style," and personal anecdotes.
JUL 2022—Watch excerpts of all five movements from the world premiere of my Violin Concerto "All'ombra de' cipressi" (under the shadow of the cypresses) performed by Marc Djokic & Sinfonia Toronto led by Nurhan Arman.