Victoria Composers Collective

January 18, 2020

Omni Temporum: Music of the past, languages of the present

Event description: Victoria Composers Collective members Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins and Alex Jang gather repertoire from the 14th – 21st centuries, delivered in completely new and contemporary formats. Utilizing percussion, voice, acoustic/electric guitars, and electronics, Martins and Jang perform pieces by J.S. Bach, Giulio Caccini, anonymous chants from 14th Century codexes and Sephardic literature, as…

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February 11, 2018

WoodStockhausen 2018: Experimental Music for Rock Band

WoodStockhausen is an annual event happening in Victoria, Canadian West Coast, which presents experimental/avant-garde music played by a rock band setting in a night club environment. Differently from performances in concert halls, in this event, audiences may choose to either have that experimental music as a background for their rendez-vous, or to watch it and…

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September 9, 2017

VCC’s Fall 2017 Concert: Generations of Canadian Music

Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins and the Victoria Composers Collective are launching a new concert series to celebrate diverse generations of Canadian classical music. The 2017 edition of this concert series will feature composers who are born or based in British Columbia, including pieces by Rudolf Komorous, Sylvia Rickard, Christopher Butterfield, Jocelyn Morlock, and emerging composers…

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July 8, 2017

Indiegogo Campaign for 2017-2018 Season

Victoria Composers Collective is launching a new Indiegogo campaign for the summer projects and coming season (2017-2018). We deeply appreciate and thank you for your past contributions, and we invite you to have a read about goals, prizes, and which projects will be fostered by the funds we receive in the coming months. Thank you!!…

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September 28, 2016

Why Can’t Minimal: Do This?

Friday, September 30 at 8pm Open Space Arts On Friday, the Victoria Composers Collective will present Why Can’t Minimal: Do This?, a concert of new works that explores minimalism in music. Inspired by John G. Hampton’s exhibition Why Can’t Minimal, the Victoria Composers Collective has carefully crafted compositions that reflect upon minimalism in music and…

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June 27, 2016

Prior Art

July 27, 8pm Wood Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of Music An evening of contemporary classical music, featuring new music composed and performed by local artists from Vancouver Island. This program features exciting works for strings, voice, solo piano, and bluegrass ensemble, and includes several world premieres. Tickets are $10 at the door or online….

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February 9, 2016

2nd Annual I ♥ Composers Concerts at Oak Bay New Music Festival

The Victoria Composers Collective, Open Space and Oak Bay Music are pleased to present their second annual collaboration as part of the Oak Bay New Music Festival on Feb. 13 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 1701 Elgin Road, Oak Bay. The first two “I ♥ Composers” concerts, at 1pm and 5pm feature works from the…

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June 30, 2015

June 30: Kamloops!

We are currently hanging out in Kamloops catching up on some work and recharging after all of the rehearsals and planning we did before leaving Victoria.  We had a successful first concert in Victoria on June 26th after which we packed up the Toyota Matrix as full as we could. Lynne, Maria, and Chris left Victoria…

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May 15, 2015

Guest House: glassclothwoodmetal & other materials

On Saturday May 23, at 7 p.m. the Victoria Composers Collective will present glassclothwoodmetal & other materials as a part of Open Space’s Guest House series. glassclothwoodmetal & other materials is a showcase of recent works for voice by a selection of young and emerging Canadian composers curated by composer Janet Sit. This concert is…

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March 4, 2015

Report from the (First Annual?) I ♥ Composers Festival

The audience were mostly performers, and most performers were composers also. Between performances, the composers would introduce their compositions, ready themselves for performances or sit in a pew briefly and listen to other performers. It was a small audience—but a large audience in that they were mostly performers and composers. They disseminated a spirit of…

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