Questions+Artists: David T. Little

Questions+Artists: David T. Little

At Musiqa, we’re always on the lookout for composers who challenge the status quo. David T. Little’s raw power for saxophone quartet will be performed on our final concert of 2019 at CAMH, and when I first heard it, I was on the edge of my seat for the...
Questions+Artists: LJ White

Questions+Artists: LJ White

LJ White’s “Big Fish” for two saxophones effortlessly evokes a story, but it is also abstract enough that each listener’s vision of the piece’s journey is completely unique. Its title may conjure a vision of a school of fish in a pond,...
Questions+Artists: Bill Morrison

Questions+Artists: Bill Morrison

My expertise as Artistic Administrator at Musiqa lies in the field of… well, music. When it came time to interview an acclaimed director and filmmaker, I was stumped at how to approach an interview without even a modicum of film knowledge. I figured since I wouldn’t...
Questions + Artists: Karim Al-Zand

Questions + Artists: Karim Al-Zand

We had a few nagging questions for Karim Al-Zand, a member of Musiqa’s Artistic Board whose piece “Six Bagatelles” will be premiered at Traces of Blue. How does one become a composer? What is his piece going to be like, especially since it’s...
Inner Chamber Ep. 3: Improv Art and Guitar

Inner Chamber Ep. 3: Improv Art and Guitar

Although our Speed-Composing Challenges have resulted in two wild world premieres, for our latest episode of Inner Chamber, I sat down with not a composer, but an artist. It came to me in a flash of divine inspiration: ever since I met Geraldina for the first time to...