Magazine article The Canadian Music Educator

Editorial / éDitorial

Magazine article The Canadian Music Educator

Editorial / éDitorial

Article excerpt

This issue of the Canadian Music Educator has an overall theme that encompasses the contributions of leading Canadians involved in music; educators, composers, performers, and researchers. As a prelude to the Canada 150 celebrations, many articles share a recurring theme; that contributions by Canadians are significant, unique, diverse, and cross borders. Specifically, several articles reference creative music making processes using a variety of approaches. This includes the work and philosophy of R. Murray Schafer and the use of non-traditional tools for composing, performing, and critical listening. His thoughts about sounds, spaces, noise, and music, certainly have a tremendous amount of relevance in our current Soundscape.

Many Canadians involved in music have special events planned for Canada 150. For example, composer Louis Babin recently premiered "Retrouvailles", a joint commission by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre symphonique du SaguenayLac-Saint-Jean as part of the Mosaic Project. …

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