Alexina Louie is a Juno-Award winning composer and has been commissioned to write major works for most of Canada’s leading performers, ensembles, and orchestras. Her works have also been performed internationally.
She was born in Vancouver in 1949, and is the child of second-generation Canadi
By all accounts, Peter Tchaikovsky was an emotionally troubled man. He suffered from nervous depression, which was heightened by the constant social presssure to hide his homosexuality. The composer had affairs with women and even married Antonina Miliukova -- with disastrous emotional effects to bot
Composer Robert Ashley is best known for his experimental operas, particularly his pioneering opera set for television, "Perfect Lives". Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he was a founding member of the ONCE Group, and a member of the Sonic Arts Union, which included David Behrman, Alvin Lucier, and Gord
Achille-Claude Debussy was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he is considered one of the most prominent figures working within the field of Impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied to his compositions. Debussy is not only among the most important of