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.

    Elemental — Duo Chicorium

    Interdisciplinary percussionists, Duo Cichorium, present their self-curated concert, Elemental, centering on themes of connection to oneself, to each other, to technology, and to nature. The duo will perform Julia Mermelstein's out of grains, within clouds alongside works by Nolan Hildebrand, Pauline Oliveros, and Jaz Tsui and Louis Pino.

    Esprit New Wave Festival - Night 2

    New Wave 2 features the world premiere of Julia Mermelstein's between walls for chamber orchestra and fixed electronics, a new work by Stephanie Orlando, Misato Mochizuki’s Chimera, and the Canadian Premiere of Julius Eastman’s Gay Guerrilla, in an arrangement for string septet by fellow American Jessie Montgomery.

    Video of "in water suspended"

    Back in 2021, Esprit Orchestra recorded my piece in water suspended in collaboration with visual artist Moira Ness and I'm so excited to finally share this recording. It was amazing to be able to collaborate with Esprit on this commission and to get to work with Moira and bring another layer to the piece.


    NextGen Composer with the TSO

    I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be writing a new piece for the TSO a part of their NextGen Composer program to be premiered in their 2023-24 season. I'm very excited to get to work with Gustavo Gimeno and Alison Yun-Fei Jiang and to write a 2nd piece for the orchestra.