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Music by U of M faculty
Posted Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:00 AM
Recent music by faculty
1. Strange imaginary animals (2008)by eighth blackbird, a contemporary music ensemble of flutes, clarinets, violin and viola, cello, percussion and piano. The grammy-winning album features the compositions violence and evanescence by Gordon Fitzell, a composer and an assistant professor who teaches music theory and composition and leads the interdisciplinary eXperimental Improv Ensemble (XIE) at U of M.

2.Not your usual lineup (2007) by The Atlantic Arts Trio, featuring piano by Edmund Dawe, pianist and professor, and dean of the U of M Faculty of Music. Also look for Engravings and Sonatas by Dawe, which feature piano selections by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Scarlatti, Mozart, Liszt, and more.

3. Hallelujah (2009) and Lasst die Herzen immer frohlich (2010) by the Canzona chorus. Both CDs feature a selection of hymns under the baton of Henry Engbrecht, professor emeritus and artistic director and conductor.

4. Wicked Grin by Larry Roy, acclaimed jazz guitarist and sessional instructor at U of M, and Steve Kirby, professor and director of jazz studies at the U of M, artistic director of the Izzy Asper Jazz Performances, director of the U of M Summer Jazz Camp, creator and editor of dig! Magazine and the creator and director of Jazz On Wheels. The CD offers a selection of contemporary jazz compositions, and includes a treatment of Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now.

5. cracks and corrosion (2009) by Orjan Sandred, an associate professor who teaches composition and electro-acoustic music, and the director of FLAT, a computer music studio at U of M. The CD is a selection of electro-acoustic music.

6. Isolation (2009) and Pride and Joy (2010) by George Colligan, acclaimed jazz pianist, with his group Mad Science. George Colligan is an assistant professor of jazz piano at the U of M.

7. He(a)rd in Manitoba by The Bison Men’s Chorus: live recordings from various concerts.
8. Mission Statement (2009)by Jimmy Greene, jazz saxophonist and assistant professor at U of M Faculty of Music. Also catch his latest release with the Jimmy Greene Quartet, Live at Smalls, recorded February 2010 at Smalls Jazz Club (Greenwich Village), New York City.

9. North Winds and North Winds II, Canadian Wind Band Music which features the UM Wind Ensemble under the direction of Fraser Linklater. Professor Fraser Linklater serves on the executive of the Manitoba Band Association and is a frequent adjudicator at competitions.

10. Lux by the University of Manitoba Singers. A two-disc selection of highlights from the Henry Engbrecht Years, 1999-2005.
11. Four CDs by Ryszard Tyborowski, classical guitarist and instructor at U of M: Romantico, a guitar recital (1994); Hommage a Chopin, a guitar recital (1999); Pearls & Yarn (The Milan Milosevic Trio, 2005); and his newest release Memories by Synergy Duo (2010).

All CDs are available at the Faculty of Music office, Room 205C Music Building.
For more information, contact:
Mariianne Mays Wiebe
Editor, The Bulletin
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