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Indigenous Canadian composers

Indigenous Canadian composers

Almost exactly a year ago Canadian Art Song Project released our podcast discussion with composer Ian Cusson and mezzo-soprano Marion Newman about the appropriation of First Nations, Inuit and Métis songs and stories in Canadian art song and chamber music. At the...
Black Canadian composers of art song.

Black Canadian composers of art song.

Recognizing that Canadian Art Song Project has not programmed, commissioned or recorded any works by Black Canadian composers since our founding in 2011, I took time to explore some of the song repertoire that we have overlooked. I thought it might be useful for CASP...
We support diverse voices. We can do better.

We support diverse voices. We can do better.

CASP can do better. Black Lives Matter. Canadian Art Song Project was founded in 2011 by myself and Steven Philcox – two white guys, a tenor and a collaborative pianist at the beginning of our careers hoping to give the Canadian composers of art song repertoire a...
Episode 6: Indigenous Song and Story

Episode 6: Indigenous Song and Story

Marion Newman, mezzo-soprano and Ian Cusson, composer Mezzo-soprano Marion Newman and composer Ian Cusson join host Lawrence Wiliford in a discussion about representing Indigenous song and story in Canadian art music and song. This is a conversation that is both...