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.
I feel so fortunate to have spent the month working with the incredible Arraymusic musicians, Stephen Clarke, Collean Cooke, David Schotzko, and Stephen Sitarski and learning from mentor composer Christopher Butterfield. My piece Impressioned will be premiered alongside amazing pieces by Adam Filaber, Bekah Ann Simms, and Thomas Weideman at the closing concert.
Olivia Shortt and Kathleen Legassick premiere RE:connect along with a works-in-progress showings by dancers Amanda Pye and Jane Alison McKinney.
RE:connect is a dance piece that I’ve been collaborating on for the past 4 months and it’s being performed next weekend at Dancemakers. It’s been a wonderful project to work on and I’m very lucky to have collaborated with amazing dancers Sarah Hopkin, Kathleen Legassick and musician Olivia Shortt. We’ve been experimenting on how interconnected musician and dancer can be in the same performance space, how the music can have equal weight with the choreography.