Redshift Radio is a new podcast showcasing contemporary music in Canada.
Host Adrian Verdejo will interview some of Canada’s most prominent figures in the contemporary classical music community, highlighting the diverse voices in Canada’s new music scene, and showcasing various selections from the growing catalogue of Redshift Records. https://redshiftrecords.org/
Episode 16 - Remembering Jocelyn Morlock
Redshift Radio Episode 16- Remembering Jocelyn Morlock with guests Mark Takeshi McGregor, Jennifer Butler, Jordan Nobles and Rachel Iwaasa.
Jocelyn Morlock was a Canadian composer and music educator based in Vancouver, BC.
Jocelyn taught music composition at the UBC School of Music for many years. She was a dedicated music educator and cared deeply for her students and the community. Her composition My Name is Amanda Todd, commissioned and premiered by the National Arts Centre Orchestra, won the 2018 Juno Award for Classical Composition of the Year. She was also the Composer-in-Residence for Music on Main (2012-2014) and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (2014-2019).
She received her Bachelor of Music in piano performance at Brandon University, and both a Master’s degree and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of British Columbia. “With its shimmering sheets of harmonics” (Georgia Straight) and an approach that is “deftly idiomatic” (Vancouver Sun), Morlock’s music has received numerous national and international accolades, including Top 10 at the 2002 International Rostrum of Composers, the Mayor’s Arts Award for Music in Vancouver (2016) and the JUNO award for Classical Composition of the Year (My Name Is Amanda Todd, 2018).
Jocelyn was also presented with a Barbara Pentland Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution to Canadian Music by the Canadian Music Centre in BC on December 4, 2018, after winning the Trifecta of a Jan V. Matejcek New Classical Music Award, a Western Canadian Music Award, and a JUNO award, all in one year.
She is survived by her longtime partner and love, John Korsrud, family, and the many friends who loved her.
Episode 15 - John Oliver
John Oliver is a composer, guitarist, and electronic musician based in Vancouver. On this episode he discusses his formative years as a guitar student and how he started composing. John discusses his guitar music, his approach to working with musicians of varied musical backgrounds, and his recent electronic music.
Episode 14 - Linda Catlin Smith
Linda Catlin Smith is a Canadian composer based out of Toronto. In this episode, Linda discusses her recent compositions, inspirations, and reflects on her past projects and her musical upbringing.
Episode 13 - Mike WT Allen
Mike WT Allen is a composer, performer, multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Vancouver. He leads the 20 piece jazz-metal experimental big band Space Elevator. On this episode, he discusses his musical background and the origins of Space Elevator and producing an upcoming show highlighting celebrated Vancouver artists.
Episode 12 - Peter Hannan
Peter Hannan is a Canadian composer, opera director and recorder player based in British Columbia. Hannan has composed music for the recorder, and is known for his work in the field of electro-acoustics. and sampled music as well as his compositions for modern opera.
Episode 11 - Marina Hasselberg
Adrian Verdejo interviews Vancouver cellist Marina Hasselberg. They discuss her new album RED, available on the Redshift Records label. She explains her artistic journey through the production of the album, and the merging of composed pieces with improvisations for this unique recording project.