Blog Artist Spotlight

Artist Spotlight: Lieke van der Voort

Composer and vocalist Lieke van der Voort’s works have been described as having “rare dramatic intensity”, “a strong signature” and “a voice that is important within the new generation of… Read More

Artist Spotlight: Cheldon Paterson (Slow Pitch Sound)

SlowPitchSound (Cheldon Paterson) is an award winning Toronto-based composer, mentor, and explorer of sound & visuals. He has collaborated with creators from a wide range of disciplines including opera, jazz,… Read More

Artist Spotlight: TorQ

Described as “outstanding – no, make that astonishing!” (Ottawa Citizen) and as having a “sense of unbreakable continuity and energy” (Toronto Star), Canada’s TorQ Percussion Quartet continues to bring new… Read More

Artist Spotlight: Composer Donnacha Dennehy

Called “thrilling” by the Guardian, and “arrestingly beautiful” by the New Yorker, Donnacha Dennehy’s music has featured in festivals and venues such as the Edinburgh International Festival; Carnegie Hall, New… Read More

Artist Spotlight: Conductor Tõnu Kaljuste

Born in Tallinn, Kaljuste is the son of Heino Kaljuste (1925–1989), an Estonian choral conductor, and Lia Kaljuste, a radio journalist. Tõnu sang in his father’s choirs as a child,… Read More

Artist Spotlight : Composer Arvo Pärt

He was born on 11 September 1935 in Paide, Estonia. After studies in Heino Eller’s composition class at the Tallinn State Conservatory, he worked as a sound engineer for Estonian… Read More

Curated Playlist – Electric Messiah artist Teiya Kasahara

The following is a special guest post from Electric Messiah 2020 artist Teiya Kasahara. Learn more about Electric Messiah here! An album I’m listening to a lot right now that… Read More

Interview with SlowPitchSound

by Menon Dwarka, Executive Director and Zoe Lin, Manager of Advancement & Patron Experience SlowPitchSound (Cheldon Paterson) was interviewed by Soundstreams’ Executive Director Menon Dwarka at Soundstreams’ office. Soundstreams’ patrons… Read More

How we improvise – Bringing the arts into every day

By Felix Mills, Community Engagement Manager Which of your feet hit the floor first this morning? How many times have you said the word “and” today? Chances are you didn’t… Read More

Let’s work together: The Electric Messiah collaboration

by Tim Crouch, Director of Marketing & Patron Experience Electric Messiah re-imagines George Frideric Handel’s great masterpiece with inspirations from different genres to create a feast of musical styles for… Read More

Meet the Electric Messiah Musicians

by Zoe Lin,  Marketing & Communications Intern We are excited to introduce the ensemble for this holiday season’s production of Electric Messiah. Electric Messiah will be presented to you by… Read More

Sharing Sámi Music!

by Felix Mills, Community Engagement Manager It’s always refreshing, speaking with someone whose personality shines out even through email. Rawdna Carita Eira is a multi-talented Sámi poet/dramatist/artist from Guovdageaidnu. She… Read More

Get to Know Juro: An Artist Q&A With Composer Juro Kim Feliz

Juro Kim Feliz is a pianist and composer, hailing from the Philippines and currently based in Toronto, Canada. A recipient of the Goethe South East Asian Young Composer Award (1st… Read More

Who is Melody McKiver?

Soundstreams is thrilled to be working with multi-genre artist Melody McKiver on our upcoming project “Odaanaabag” in collaboration with Jumblies Theatre. Melody McKiver is an Anishinaabe musician, media artist, traditional powwow… Read More

Inside: 5 Facts About Jesse Zubot’s Violin

Jesse Zubot – multi-instrumentalist, producer, record company owner and sideman-in-demand. He produced Tanya Tagaq’s Polaris Prize-winning album, Animism, and has collaborated with a variety of artists, including Steve Reich, Peggy… Read More

Electronics in Glaubst du an die Unsterblichkeit der Seele

Glaubst du an die Unsterblichkeit der Seele (“Do you believe in the immortality of the soul?” was Vivier’s final composition before his untimely death – an eerily titled, premonitive work… Read More

Musik für das Ende Cast – Page 2

Margaret Bárdos, mezzo-soprano Hungarian-born mezzo Bó (Margaret) Bárdos is based in Southern Ontario and loves touring. At home with classical as well as new, experimental music, she seeks out creative challenges and… Read More

Announcing the Cast of Musik für das Ende

  Soundstreams is delighted to announce the cast for the world premiere of the first fully staged production of Musik für das Ende written by legendary Québécois composer Claude Vivier. Ten… Read More

Musik für das Ende Cast – Page 3

Keith Lam, baritone Hong Kong-born, Toronto-based baritone Keith Lam recently finished a tour across Ontario with Bicycle Opera Project performing the role of the Boss in the new a capella… Read More

Double Bar Line!

This is the first blog of six Andrew Staniland will write for Soundstreams as our TD SoundMakers.ca online composer in residence. Andrew has been teaching composition in a variety of… Read More

Artist Bios: Squeezebox

MICHAEL BRIDGE Michael Bridge is one of the most versatile accordionists of today with a unique ability to blend great classics with world music and pop hits. Michael made his… Read More

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… 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… Read More

CBC Radio profiles Julie’s Sharleen Joynt

She reflects on the apparent chasm between pop culture and high art, her latest role in Canadian Stage’s Julie, and why she strayed from the predictable path of a rising opera talent. Check… Read More