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Jocelyn Morlock

Jocelyn Morlock composer-in-residence

JUNO® Award-nominated composer Jocelyn Morlock's music is hailed as being "airy but rhythmic, tuneful but complex" and with "uncanny yet toothsome beauty" (Georgia Straight.) “A lyrical wonder, exquisite writing” with “an acute feeling for sonority” and an approach that is “deftly idiomatic” (Vancouver Sun), her music is recorded on 21 CDs, including her own CD, Cobalt, whose title track, a concerto for two violins and orchestra, won the 2015 Western Canadian Music Award for Best Classical Composition.

Morlock’s music has received numerous accolades including Top 10 at the 2002 International Rostrum of Composers, winner of the 2003 CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composers competition, five nominations (2006, 2010, 2014, 2015) and one win (2015) for Classical Composition/Recording of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards, and a JUNO® Nomination for Classical Composition of the Year (2011.) She recently won the Mayor's Arts Award for Music in Vancouver (2016), and is currently the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's Composer in Residence.

Recent premieres include Hullabaloo, Corvid, and Earthfall for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, My Name is Amanda Todd for the National Arts Centre Orchestra's multi-media project, Life Reflected, and Night, herself, for Continuum Contemporary Music, Simone Orlando, and Ballet Kelowna.

Recent CD releases featuring Morlock’s work include her Centrediscs orchestral CD, Cobalt; Neal Bennett’s Ziggurat; the University of Manitoba Wind Ensemble's North Winds V; Mark Takeshi McGregor’s Sins and Fantasies; Couloir’s Wine Dark Sea; and Standing Wave’s Liquid States.

Much of Jocelyn Morlock’s music has been inspired by birds, insomnia, or a peculiar combination thereof.


Visit Jocelyn Morlock at http://www.jocelynmorlock.com


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