Red Ensign

2015 listen

Red Ensign is a whisper on a frayed thread that hangs from a canopy in much the same manner a brick doesn't - or can't. These sounds aren't echoes and they certainly do not wave in the wind, not in one manner nor another. Instead the hums, crackles, pitches, and buzzes slowly wobble into/through/beside, and around one another as they cover, as they smother, as they conceal, as they lay draped across the fractures and fissures of long-ruined forms.

Jason Doell CA

Jason Doell is an acclaimed Canadian composer whose practice straddles composition, improvisation, and sound/installation art. His music has been performed internationally and has been interpreted by many important international artists including: Quatuor Bozzini, Continuum Contemporary Music, The Cecilia String Quartet, Array Music, Contact Contemporary Music, Rob MacDonald, Matt Brubeck, Gabriel Prokofiev, Jacques Israelievitch, and Christina Petrowska-Quilico amongst others.

Throughout his academic and professional careers, Jason's work has earned him many selections for prestigious workshops/presentations/commissions and has won him many awards. Among the awards, he has won the Toronto Emerging Composer Award and Harry Freedman Recording Award, both presented by the Canadian Music Centre, and the Nonclassical Global Composition Competition. His performances and compositions have also garnered considerable attention from Toronto media where his collaboration with percussionist/composer Germaine Liu was listed as one of the top ten concerts of any genre in Toronto for 2014.

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Jason Doell