Performance of “La Passione” by J.-P. Couturier

On April 14, 2017, at 3 PM, I sang voice III in Jean-Pierre Couturier’s 30-minute work “La Passione secondo Giovanni” as part of the Good Friday service at Mission Marie-Auxiliatrice-de-Rivière-de-Prairies. This was my first big appearance as a singer.

Voice I: Marie-Annick Béliveau
Voice II: Nathalie Caron
Voice III: Alexandra Fol
Voice IV: Jean-Pierre Couturier, the composer

The service was broadcast live on Radio Maria. Special thanks to Pietro Rabuano for facilitating the broadcast.

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Member of a research team on acoustics

I am happy to be part of the

Panacademic project of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
“The Thracians – genesis, cultural identities, civilizational interactions and heritage from the Antiquity”
Theme 5: Acoustical research of sacred Thracian sites.

Ours is a work in progress. On March 18th and 19th, measurements were taken in the Thracian tomb and heroon in Mesek city, Bulgaria. You can see the plan below.

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Our team comprises the following scientists:

Prof. Valeria Fol, Dr. Sc., Ancient History and Culture, Thracology
Institute for Balkan Studies with Centre of Thracology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Director of the Institute for Research, Management and Preservation of Cultural-Historical Heritage at the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies – Sofia

Prof. Tihomir Trifonov, Ph.D., Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
St. Cyril and St. Methodius University – Veliko Tarnovo
Vasil Levski National Military University

Assoc Prof. Dr. Ivan Simeonov, processing of musical signals
Vasil Levski National Military University

Eng. Mag. Assistant Prof. Alexander Alexiev, Ultrasonic methods, acoustics methods; Nondestructive characterization of materials
Institute of Mechanics – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Senior research assistant, Dr. Georgi Dimkov, mathematics, musical acoustics
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics took office today – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Assoc Prof. Dr. Georgi Nehrizov, archaeologist
National Archaeological Institute with Museum ¬– Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Harry Draganov, bass
Grand Théâtre Genève

Dr. Alexandra Fol, composer
Canadian Music Centre,
LAUDEM, the Association of Liturgical Musicians of Canada,
Royal Canadian college of organists

Addition from April 1, 2017:
For an interview with Prof. Valeria Fol on this research project, click HERE

Addition from April 2, 2017:
For a report on Bulgarian National Television on this research project, click HERE

Photos: Valeria Fol; Used with permission

2 performances of “Mon âme fut à sa merci”

Steven Klimowski, clarinet, and Sadie Danforth-Brightman, piano, performed this week twice my work “Mon âme fut à sa merci”

Friday, February 24, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Mahaney Center for the Arts – Middlebury College
Free admission

Saturday, February 25, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Richmond Library, Bridge Street, Richmond VT

The program for both concerts was as follows:
Allen Shawn: Candles
Alexandra Fol: Mon ame fut a sa merci
Dorothy Robson: Scenes for clarinet and piano
Eric Dolphy: Improvisation on “God Bless the Child”
Leonard Bernstein: Sonata for clarinet and piano
Johannes Brahms: Sonata in Eb Op. 120 #2

Presenter at the Montréal Organ Festival

I was invited to present a workshop on Contemporary Canadian Organ Music during the Montréal Organ Festival, the 2017 joint convention of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and the American Guild of Organists that will take place from July 2nd to July 6th, 2017. You can download the PDF of the complete schedule by clicking the following link: mtl_organ_festival_schedule.

In addition, I will be at the festival as a participant on behalf of Missione Maria Ausiliatrice, graciously sponsoring my attending the convention.

Member of the Canadian Music Centre

I am now a composer, published by the Canadian Music Centre. My catalogue of works available online will gradually be made available over the course of the next couple of months. Clients can browse, borrow, rend, and purchase scores online.

To view my profile, please, click HERE | To view my catalogue, click HERE

Presenter for LAUDEM

On Thursday, February 16th, I served as one of the guest presenters for e joint event between LAUDEM together with Rev. Gendreau, responsible for the Catholic Diocese’s Office of Liturgy, and with Rev. Couturier, president of LAUDEM. The event was called “Contributions musicales aux funérailles”.

Below is the announcement, as appeared in the official publication of the Office of Liturgy, L’Acolyte (February 2017)