TSO's Explore the Score reading session

    It was an amazing experience to participate in the Explore the Score Reading Session and hear my piece in turn played by this orchestra. I’m so grateful to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Canadian Music Centre for this initiative! Thank you!


    Explore the Score with the TSO

    Toronto Symphony Orchestra workshops in turn, as part of their Explore the Score session conducted by Gary Kulesha.

    Selected participant in TSO’s reading session

    Julia was one of five chosen from other emerging composers across Canada, including Sean Clarke (Ottawa), Keiko Devaux (Montreal), Kathryn Knowles (Toronto), and Scott Ross-Molyneux (Calgary) to participate in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Reading Session.

    Finalist in Delirium Musicum’s call for scores

    Julia was a finalist in Delirium Musicum’s 2018-19 Call for Scores for her piece Shift.

    XIV recording session

    Had a little recording session today of my voice and electronics piece, XIV with the amazing Clarisse Tonigussi! The recording will be posted soon. In the meantime, you can check out our recent performance of the piece earlier in October.

    WSQ Concert Series II: Sacred Spaces

    Windermere String Quartet performs Echoes of Illumina which was originally composed for the quartet back in 2015.

    Playing with Fire Tour: Barbara Pritchard

    Barbara Pritchard will be premiering Only Edges for solo piano and fixed electronics a part of her touring program, Playing with Fire.

    Oct 11, 2018Halifax, NS
    Oct 13, 2018Regina, SK
    Oct 15, 2018Toronto, ON

    Canadian Women Composers Project: Seeing Sound

    Clarisse Tonigussi performs XIV as part of the Canadian Women Composers Project concert, Seeing Sound: Where Music and Visual Art Meet.

    drifting, vividly choreography rehearsal

    Here's some rehearsal footage for my new piece drifting, vividly to be premiered on May 5th! (Rehearsal of Angela Blumberg and Ming-Bo Lam).

    Workshop session in Ottawa

    I've been spending the last couple days in Ottawa workshopping a new collaborative dance piece with choreographer/dancer Sarah Hopkin for interactive electronics, three dancers, and projections to be performed in Ottawa with the Movement Gallery. It's been an intense and inspiring couple of days solidifying our ideas and adjusting and tweaking the tech, venturing into some interesting ways movement can directly influence the music.