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: 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.

    Recording session for "spora"

    It's been awhile in the making but finally the 2021 ASCP (Art Song Collaborative Project) was able to happen this year! My piece "spora" for soprano, cello, and percussion was composed for this project's Terra's Resurgence Opera back in 2021 and it was amazing to finally hear it performed by Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor (sop), Joel Tangjerd (vc), and Joyce To (perc). The piece will be released as part of a video series on YouTube later this fall.


    What Brings You In at SummerWorks

    What Brings You In is an interactive multimedia performance by Leslie Ting featuring percussionist Germaine Liu, music by Linda Catlin Smith, two commissioned electroacoustic pieces by Rose Bolton and Julia Mermelstein, and binaural sound design by Matt Smith (Prince Nifty). This music-driven project explores the many ways we engage in the therapeutic process based on interview research, and personal experiences with talk therapy, hypnotherapy, dreamwork, sandplay, somatics, and reiki.

    What Brings You In is being presented as part of the SummerWorks Lab from your personal device either at home, or with others at the venue.

    Aug 5, 2022Toronto, ON
    Aug 6, 2022Toronto, ON

    Din of Shadows VI: Mortal Chorus

    Din of Shadow’s sixth production is an ode to the human voice in its many forms: singing, speaking, screaming, whispering, and noise-making; live, pre-recorded, natural, and processed. The voice is presented alone, and in collaboration with instruments, electronics, dance, and video projection.

    The programme features a new multimedia work "A frame through bodies move" for soprano, live electronics and two dancers by Julia Mermelstein and Angela Blumberg.