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CURRENT PROJECTS
 
—work commissioned by the Gryphon Trio for Ottawa Chamberfest with the support of the Ontario Arts Council
 
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  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.

 

Research

Edited Collection
Journal Articles/Chapters
  • "Breathing in G: Harmonic Tension & Repose in Forsyth's Cello Concerto Electra Rising." In Reflections on Malcolm Forsyth, edited by Ingraham and Rival. University of Alberta Press, 2019.
  • Flatwards Bound: Defining Harmonic Flavour in Late Nielsen. Carl Nielsen Studies Vol. 5 (2012), 258-79. [PDF* with abstract]
    *For personal use only. Copyright © author & Carl Nielsen Studies 2012.
  • The Comfort of Denial: Metre, Cyclic Form and Narrative in Shostakovich’s Seventh String Quartet. twentieth-century music 6/2 (2011), 209-35. [abstract] [PDF*]
    *For personal use only. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2011.
Awards
  • George Proctor Prize (best graduate student paper), Canadian University Music Society, 2009
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2008-09
Conference Papers
  • Malcolm Forsyth's Double Concerto: Forging a New Simplicty
  • Voice Leading & Macroharmony in Malcolm Forsyth's Cello Concerto Electra Rising
  • Chords, Scales and Voice Leading: Defining Harmonic Flavour in Late Nielsen
  • The Comfort of Denial: Metre, Cyclic Form and Narrative in Shostakovich’s Seventh String Quartet [abstract]
    • Jul 2-5, 2009—Sixth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900, Keele University, UK
    • May 28-31, 2009—Canadian University Music Society Conference 2009, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
  • Modal and Harmonic Fluctuation in Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, Largo [abstract]
    • Nov 14, 2006—Shostakovich in Words & Music (University of Toronto Composers' Forum)
    • Sep 29 - Oct 1, 2006—Shostakovich 2006: International Centenary Conference (Bristol, UK) [invited]
  • The Drama in John Corigliano's String Quartet, Prelude [abstract]
    • May 14, 2006—University of Western Ontario Graduate Student Symposium in Music
    • March 4, 2006—University of Toronto Music Graduate Students' Association Conference
Robert Rival at Bristol conference
Robert Rival reading a paper at the Shostakovich 2006: International Centenary Conference in Bristol, UK. (photo by Ed Oswalt)