Soundstreams showcases the work of Canadian and international composers through innovative musical experiences.


Artist Q&A with accordionist Joseph Macerollo

Musician, performer, and educator Joseph Macerollo is one of the talented accordion players who joins us for Squeezebox on February 10. Alongside his protégé Michael Bridge, Joseph will explore a selection of contemporary works, including several which were commissioned specifically for him, like La Testa d’Adriane by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer. As an educator, Joseph…  Read More

Introducing the 2016 Emerging Composer Workshop participants

Our Emerging Composer Workshop (ECW) has seen major growth over the past few years. Now entering its fourth year, the workshop attracts composers from all over the world. This year marks an important milestone, with world-renowned composer Steve Reich serving as visiting guest mentor, Peter Hatch as local mentor, and a group of six composer…  Read More

Modern music featuring the accordion

The accordion is believed to have been built around 1822 in Berlin. As an instrument, it conjures several types of images in the mind, such as being played by French musician, perched along the river in Paris, or only in folk music. It was used in popular music beginning around 1900 to 1960, but then…  Read More

Q&A with composer Anna Pidgorna

Canadian Anna Pidgorna is a composer, artist and vocalist, who combines everything from traditional music making, to visual arts, to writing, to carpentry in her multimedia practice. She was part of the first Soundstreams Emerging Composer Workshop in 2013, and is marking her first Soundstreams main-stage commission with her piece On the Courtship Displays of…  Read More

Artist Q&A with accordionist Michael Bridge

Canadian accordion champion and winner of the University of Toronto Concerto Competition, Michael Bridge uniquely fuses classical, pop-rock, jazz and world music. He is one of the talented artists featured in Squeezebox on February 10, which explores the accordion and its family members in an exotic cross-cultural carnival. Michael made his solo orchestral debut with the…  Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Squeezebox on February 10, 2016

Thursday, January 7 // Toronto – Soundstreams kicks off the new year with a cross-cultural concert celebrating all things accordion on February 10 at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre. Featuring pioneering Canadian accordionist Joseph Macerollo alongside one of his current protégés, Michael Bridge, the concert features various members of the accordion instrument family for a playful evening…  Read More

TD Composer of the Month of January: Chris Paul Harman

Our TD Composer of the Month for January is Canadian Chris Paul Harman. Biography from SoundMakers b. 1970, Toronto Chris Paul Harman was born in Toronto, where he studied classical guitar, cello and electronic music with Barton Wigg, Alan Stellings and Wes Wraggett, respectively. His works have been commissioned by the Nieuw Ensemble of Amsterdam…  Read More