Voices Dangle Like Bells


The excerpts and edits presented here are taken from a larger work Voices Dangle Like Bells. The music was inspired by the documentation of Jumblies Theatre's Four Lands project, which was a touring/evolving gallery that mixed forms and traditions while participants explored and expressed their relationships to a place. The photos, drawings, and text produced from the Four Lands project became the frame for my composition process. The music that I wrote is not a direct representation nor metaphor for the Four Lands’ participants materials or thoughts. It is more like an abstracted image created from my sense of the many complex relationships to place that I was generously allowed view from a distance.

Voices Dangle Like Bells (excerpts and edits) was given its World Premiere by Continuum on June 3, 2017 as part of Four Lands.

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