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CURRENT PROJECTS
 
book on music, gesture & rhetoric
 
LISTEN ON APPLE MUSIC
 
Traces of a Silent Landscape
Sonata "Muskoka"
 
CD RELEASES
 
Global tapestry - Ananta duo
 
Sonata "Muskoka" for clarinet & piano (Lake movement). Ananta Duo: "Global Tapestry" (2018). Purchase. Spotify.

 
Windermere String Quartet: Inner Landscapes
 
Traces of a Silent Landscape. Windermere String Quartet: "Inner Landscapes" (2016). Purchase. iTunes. Spotify. Naxos Music Library.

 

 
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

"...the most impressive music I have heard from Rival..."
—Mark Morris, Edmonton Journal, on L'Aube
   
WHAT'S NEW
Chor Leoni JUN 2022—On Jun 3, in Vancouver, Chor Leoni Men's Choir, led by Erick Lichte, presents The Midnight Sea, alongside new works by Katerina Gimon & Pierre Simard, as part of the C/4 Canadian Choral Composition Competition. The innovative concert format features a Q & A with the composers and a chance to hear each work twice.
Marc Djokic APR 2022—On Apr 1, Marc Djokic & Sinfonia Toronto led by Nurhan Arman gave the world premiere of my Violin Concerto "All'ombra de' cipressi". Listen to my podcast teaser. UPDATE: Excerpts from the premiere to be posted soon!
jellyfish MAR 2021—I've completed Nature Rhythms I for piano trio, a work inspired by the empirical study of semi-periodic rhythms occurring in nature: jellyfish, swaying branches, drifting clouds, falling raindrops. Commissioned by the Gryphon Trio for Ottawa Chamberfest with the support of the Ontario Arts Council.
   
PERFORMANCES / EVENTS
Date Location Work Details
2022
Apr 1 Toronto, ON Violin Concerto
(world premiere)
Marc Djokic, solist. Sinfonia Toronto. Nurhan Arman, Music Director. Jane Mallett Theatre (& livestream). Commissioned with support of the Canada Council & the Ontario Arts Council.
Apr 29 Surrey, BC The Midnight Sea
(pre-premiere?)
Chor Leoni Men's Choir. Erick Lichte, Artistic Director. White Rock Concerts. White Rock Baptist Church. 5p & 7p.
May 12 & 13 Vancouver, BC The Midnight Sea
(pre-premiere?)
Featuring The Leonids, a new 9-member professional ensemble affiliated with Chor Leoni Men's Choir. Erick Lichte, Artistic Director. St. Andrew's-Wesley United.
Jun 3 Vancouver, BC The Midnight Sea
(official world premiere!)
Commissioned by Chor Leoni Men's Choir. C/4 Canadian Choral Composition Competition finalist. Erick Lichte, Artistic Director.
Jun 26 Scarborough, ON Northwest Passage Variations
Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Martin MacDonald, Artistic Director. Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.
2023
Apr 11 Montréal, QC Violin Concerto Marc Djokic, solist. Orchestre classique de Montréal.
PREMIERES POSTPONED (COVID-19)
? Ottawa, ON Nature Rhythms I
(world premiere)
Commissioned by the Gryphon Trio for Ottawa Chamberfest with the support of the Ontario Arts Council.
? Edmonton, AB Sunshine Variations
(world premiere)
Edmonton Recital Society commission in memory of Tanya Prochazka. Kathleen de Caen (vc) & Janet Scott Hoyt (pno). Muttart Hall, MacEwan Conservatory of Music.
? Harrington, QC The Grass Is Full of Stars (world premiere) For children's choir & chamber ensemble. Commissioned by violinist Marc Djokic for CAMMAC with the support of the Canada Council.