The National Office of Liturgy published Samuel Croteau’s article on LAUDEM’s annual study day in its Issue 230/2017 of Vivre et célébrer. In it, my first mention as a soprano, as the soloist of the first proven original (non-adapted from existing music) work in the Mohawk language, Jean-Pierre Couturier’s Te Deum.
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On Friday, November 17th at 7h30 PM, the London New Wind Festival reprised my work SICS that they played last month. The concert took place in Regent Hall, 272 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2DJ, Great Britain
The performers were: Simon Desorgher and Gavin Morrison (flutes), Catherine Pluygers (oboe), hil Edwards and Ian Mitchell (clarinets), Henryk Sienkiewicz and Gillian Jones (horns), Glyn Williams and Anna Feild (bassoons), Robert Coleridge (piano). The ensemble was conducted by David Sutton-Anderson.
Photo by Vanessa Peral
I will be the composer in residence for l’Orchestre à vents non-identifié – OVNI for the 2017-2018 season. The work that I will compose for the orchestra should be premiered in May of 2018.
My article “The Issue of Quality in Western Church Music” was published in the Journal for Socioсultural Anthropology Issue 4 /2017 (ISSN 2367-573X), pp. 139-160. Special thanks to the Editor in chief, Dr Luleva.
To access a PDF of the article, please, click HERE.
On Friday, October 20th, 2017, at 19h30 at Saint-Cyprian’s church in London (Great Britain) was performed my work SICS [Objective] Intermezzi. The musicians were Gavin Morrison (flutes), Catherine Pluygers (oboes), Phil Edwards (clarinets), Henryk Sienkiewicz (horn), Ben Exell (bassoon), Alan Tomlinson (trombones), and Robert Coleridge (piano).
The concert was part of the 20th London New Winds Festival. For more information about this annual event, please, click HERE
On October 9th in Kahnawa:ke (QC) took place the annual Study Day of LAUDEM, the Association of Liturgical Musicians of Canada. During the midday celebration, I sang the first original (not adapted from previously existing music) work in the Mohawk language, Níio tekwanonhwerá:tons (Te Deum) for voice and organ, composed by Jean-Pierre Couturier. The piece is published by Disques Benedictus (Canada) and bears the ISMN 979-0-9001524-6-6. It is planned to appear on a disc in 2018.
On Friday, July 21st at 7 PM Sofia Wind Orchestra under the baton of Ivan Stoyanov, performed the world premiere of my work “Exhalation / Expiration” for wind orchestra at the open stage of the Borisova Gradina park in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The concert, part of the orchestra’s summer series, was in honour of the 180th anniversary of the birthday of Vassil Levski, Bulgaria’s greatest hero in the first against the Ottoman Empire. The other composers represented on the programme were Bratanov, Tonev, Staynov, Tsvetanov, Marinov and Damyanov.
Special thanks to the Orchestra’s director, Evgenia Mihailova, for programming my music, and to Oleg Konstantinov for the video recording.