We had our last EQ session last week and what an inspiring 5 months it’s been! I’ve met such a great group of artists and learned so much about how to approach electronics in my compositional practice from Rose Bolton and the other participants. I hope this program continues on to keep building a foundation for women in electronics. Throughout the workshop, I’ve been composing a series of electronic pieces that are finally finished! This has been new territory for me, composing solely in this medium and it’s been an eye- opening process from start to finish.
RE:connect will be performed in collaboration with The Movement Gallery, to be performed by Kathleen Legassick (dancer), Olivia Shortt (saxophone), and Julia Mermelstein (electronics).
into a landscape, unrest will be premiered at Caution Tape Sound Collective’s Quintile concert, alongside works by Patrick Arteaga, James Lowrie, August Murphy-King, and Andrew Noseworthy.
Julia will be joining WRCMS’ inaugural summer workshop, Waterloo Region Contemporary Music Sessions, in Waterloo, Ontario in the role of Composition Mentor.
Chosen participant in the 2nd edition of EQ: Women in Electronic Music program, hosted by the Canadian Music Centre. The workshop is facilitated by composer and sound artist Rose Bolton, focusing on mentorship and community building among women who create electronic music.
Soprano Adanya Dunn and Zach Clark premiere XIV for solo voice and live electronics, a part of Music Reflecta's Opus Testing workshop performance.
RE:connect will gets its second performance at FOOT (Festival of Original Theatre) performed by Olivia Shortt and Kathleen Legassick.
I’ve begun to work on a new piece for Blue Rider Ensemble to be performed in the winter of 2017. The ensemble comprises of flute, Liselyn Adams, cello, Paul Pulford, and percussion, Beverly Johnston. It’s an exciting project to take part in and I’m looking forward to get the chance to workshop the piece with the ensemble in the fall.
The Array Ensemble premiere’s Impression, concluding the Young Composers Workshop with new works by Adam Filaber, Bekah Simms, and Thomas Weideman.