What Brings You In Premiere at Ottawa Chamberfest

    Leslie Ting’s “What Brings You In” is an autobiographical, confessional concert with interactive sound installation. Based on interview research and personal experiences with talk therapy, hypnotherapy, dreamwork, sandplay, somatics, and reiki, “What Brings You In” is an exploration, through a series of new music compositions, of when and where our truest selves emerge. This installation/concert invites audiences inward to discover more about themselves through listening, while asking “what brings you in?” to live performance gathering in a communal space. What might we discover together?

    This will be the premiere of the interdisciplinary production that's been in the works for over 5 years! The production includes compositions by Linda Catlin Smith, Rose Bolton, Leslie Ting, Germaine Liu, and Julia Mermelstein's "folds in crossings" commissioned for this production.

    Aug 5, 20243 PM Show — Ottawa, ON
    Aug 5, 20245:30 PM Show — Ottawa, ON

    Composers In Play: Piano Lunaire • Only Edges

    Jana Luksts, shares the stage with Adam Sherkin in two solo sets that celebrate New York-based composers from CUNY's composition faculty featuring Jason Eckhardt, Jeff Nichols and Phyllis Chen and Canadian composers Julia Mermelstein and Keiko Devaux.

    Jun 8, 2024Tenri Cultural Institute — New York, NY
    Jun 13, 2024Canadian Music Centre — Toronto, ON

    Foliage: Alkali Collective

    Alkali Collective will premiere Julia Mermelstein’s piece, Mixed Foliage, for mixed octet, live electronics & movement, commissioned by and composed for Alkali with support from Arts Nova Scotia & Canada Council for the Arts. They will also perform Julia’s piece spora, for soprano, cello, percussion, and electronics sung by mezzo-soprano Megan Johnson alongside works by Keiko Devaux, Sophie Dupuis, Erin Gee and Emilie LeBel.

    TSO Premiere — Tchaikovsky + Brahms Masterworks Concert

    The Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Gimeno will premiere Julia Mermelstein’s piece, Ray trace, commissioned and composed for the TSO as part of their 2024 NextGen composer program.

    Din of Shadows' Din VII: Museum of Quiet Sounds

    Julia Mermelstein’s acousmatic piece, wonted, will be performed as part of Din of Shadows’ "Din VII: Music of Quiet Sounds" at the Music Gallery in Toronto. The show is a Pop-up sound museum featuring 10 musical exhibitions from ensemble performances to sound installations to acousmatic works.

    Apr 26, 2024Show #1 • 8-9:30PM — The Music Gallery, Toronto
    Apr 27, 2024Show #2 • 3-4:30PM — The Music Gallery, Toronto
    Apr 27, 2024Show #3 • 8-9:30PM — The Music Gallery, Toronto

    Leslie Ting's What Brings You In album release.

    I'm very excited to say that my piece folds in crossings for solo violin and electronics is now released as part of violinist and interdisciplinary artist Leslie Ting’s debut album What Brings You In on People Places Records as both stereo and binaural recordings!

    The piece was commissioned by and composed for Leslie’s interdisciplinary production What Brings You In back in 2019 which has been an ever-evolving project that currently is available as an album but has also been mounted as a live theatrical event, a web-based installation, and a gallery show. It's now available on all streaming platforms as well as Bandcamp.

    Guest Concert Series: Filaments - Ilana Waniuk at UVic School of Music

    Violinist Ilana Waniuk will be performing Julia Mermelstein's interdisciplinary work, "inner forms" at the University of Victoria's Guest Concert Series as part of her Filaments project, which was commissioned and premiered in 2019.

    Filaments is a collaborative concert project featuring works for violin and electronics by artists/composers from across Canada. Each piece explores what happens when electroacoustic, multi-media, or improvisational elements stretch the boundaries of what it means to compose/perform/create works for ‘solo’ violin. Filaments features works by Róisín Adams, Ben Wylie, Julia Mermelstein ("inner forms") with world premieres by Fjóla Evans and UVic School of Music Assistant Professor Anthony Tan.

    India Gailey's Problematica album release

    I'm so excited to share that cellist/composer, India Gailey has released her album Problematica on People Places Records that includes a piece I wrote for India and this album project called "Bending, breaking through" for solo cello + live electronics.

    This is a stunning album that India has put together and includes commissioned works by 6 other Canadian composers: Sarah Rossy, Nicole Lizée, Joseph Glaser, Andrew Noseworthy, Fjóla Evans and Thanya Iyer.

    It is available on all streaming platforms as well as Bandcamp in digital stereo formats (CD/DL) and in Dolby Atmos surround.

    India Gailey: Problematic Release Tour

    Musician India Gailey commissioned seven new works for solo cello by Sarah Rossy, Nicole Lizée, Fjóla Evans Joseph Glaser, Thanya Ayer, Andrew Noseworthy, and Julia Mermelstein as part of an album project titled « Problematica. »

    In anticipation of the album release on February 23, 2024 on People Places Records, India will be performing the pieces across Canada and presented at New Music Edmonton, the Canadian Music Centre (CMC Ontario), NO HAY BANDA, Acadia University School of Music, and Scotia Festival Chamber Player Series.

    Jan 27, 2024Edmonton, AB
    Jan 31, 2024Toronto, ON
    Feb 4, 2024Montréal, QC
    Feb 8, 2024Wolfville, NS
    Feb 21, 2024Halifax, NS

    Guest on New Musings on New Music Podcast

    Cellist Norm Adams, and pianist Barbara Pritchard converse with guests from the world of contemporary art music, exploring fascinating ideas and demystifying the wild and wonderful music. In their July episode, they spoke with Julia Mermelstein about her music.