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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
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.
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.
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
Sep 25 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 University.
2023
Apr 11 Montréal, QC Violin Concerto Marc Djokic, solist. Orchestre classique de Montréal. Nurhan Arman, conductor. Salle Pierre-Mercure.
May 4 Hamilton, ON Scherzo "Crème Brûlée" Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Gemma New, conductor. The Cotton Factory.
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.
? 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.