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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 such as Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, North/South Chamber Ensemble, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The Array Ensemble, Blue Rider Ensemble, Ensemble Arkea, Bozzini String Quartet, and Windermere String Quartet.

Recent projects include commissions from Ilana Waniuk, La Fiammata Piano Duo, Barbara Pritchard and interdisciplinary collaborations with Leslie Ting, Din of Shadows, and Angela Blumberg Dance.

Julia has also been featured in festivals such as Open Waters Experimental Music Festival (Halifax), CEMIcircles Intermedia Festival (Texas), OUA Electronic Music Festival (Osaka, Japan), Festival of Original Theatre (Toronto), and Open Ears Festival (Waterloo). Her music has been included in NAISA's Deep Wireless Compilation and was awarded third-place in Musicworks' 2018 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.