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Linda Catlin Smith: Music and Thought: a composer’s reverie…

February 9, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the University of Victoria is pleased to present:

Guest lecture
Linda Catlin Smith, composer
“Music and Thought: a composer’s reverie…”

 Visiting composer and School of Music alumna Linda Catlin Smith (BMus ’79) presents the lecture Music and Thought: a composer’s reverie… Derived from an essay she wrote for the journal Continental Thought and Theory, Smith delves into the kind of thought we are involved in when composing and listening to music. In large part about the art of listening, Smith looks at a variety of ways of listening and the different kinds of understanding we have of what we listen to.

Linda Catlin Smith grew up in New York and lives in Toronto. She studied music in NY and at the University of Victoria (BMus ‘79). Her music has been performed and/or recorded by: BBC Scottish Orchestra, Tafelmusik, California Ear Unit, Kitchener-Waterloo, Victoria and Vancouver Symphonies, Arraymusic, Tapestry New Opera, Turning Point Ensemble, Vancouver New Music, and the Del Sol, Penderecki, and Bozzini quartets, among many others. She has also been performed by many notable soloists including Eve Egoyan, Elinor Frey, Philip Thomas, Colin Tilney, Vivienne Spiteri, and Jamie Parker. Her work has been supported by the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, Chalmers Foundation, K.M. Hunter Award, Banff Centre, SOCAN Foundation and Toronto Arts Council and in 2005 her work Garland (for Tafelmusik) was awarded Canada’s prestigious Jules Léger Prize. In addition to her work as an independent composer, she was Artistic Director of the Toronto ensemble Arraymusic (1988-1993), and she was a member of the ground-breaking multidisciplinary performance collective, URGE (1992-2006). Linda teaches composition privately and at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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*As per BC Public Health orders, indoor mask mandates and proof of vaccination will be required. See further information about COVID protocols at the School of Music


February 9, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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