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About

Composer Julia Mermelstein blends electronic soundscapes and choreography into performances that create a space for introspection and the surreal.

Her music has been performed across Canada and in the USA by distinguished ensembles and musicians such as Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, North/South Chamber Ensemble, Barbara Pritchard, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Blue Rider Ensemble.

Recent projects include commissions from Arraymusic, Esprit Orchestra, Ilana Waniuk, and interdisciplinary collaborations with Leslie Ting, Din of Shadows, and Angela Blumberg Dance.

Julia's music has also been featured at Vancouver New Music, NottNOISE New Music Festival (UK), The Music Gallery, Open Waters Experimental Music Festival (Halifax), CEMIcircles Intermedia Festival (Texas), OUA Electronic Music Festival (Osaka, Japan), and Festival of Original Theatre (Toronto). She was recently awarded the Trudi Le Caine Award in GroundSwell’s 2020 Emerging Composers Competition and awarded third-place in Musicworks' 2017 International Electronic Music Competition.

Originally from Halifax, Julia currently lives and works in Toronto as a freelance composer and designer at Human Collective. She studied with Georges Dimitrov earning her BFA from Concordia University and independent post-graduate studies with Linda Catlin Smith, Brian Harman, and Juliet Palmer.