Works performed by Earplay:


Laurie Radford (b. 1958) is an active composer whose work is performed by numerous orchestras and music ensembles to critical acclaim. He creates music for diverse combinations of instruments and voices, electroacoustic music, and for performers in interaction with live computer-controlled signal processing of audio and video. His music has been performed and broadcast throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. He has received commissions and performances from ensembles and soloists such as Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, L'Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, Esprit Orchestra, Ensemble Résonance, code d’accès, Traquen'art, GroundSwell, Pro Coro Canada, Innovations en concert, Jean-François Guay, Laura Wilcox, Jean-Guy Boisvert, lanza-Sheppard Duo, Trio Fibonacci, Trio Phoenix, Duo Kovalis, Molinari String Quartet, the Logos Foundation, and the Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Montréal Symphony Orchestras.

Radford's work has been presented at festivals such as the rESOund Festival of Contemporary Music (Edmonton), Biennale MusMix (Montréal, the Biennale Musique en scène (Lyon), Cantai Festival of Dance and Music (Taipei), Miami New Music Festival (Florida), Musica Viva (Coimbra, Portugal), Happening New Music Festival (Calgary), Rien à voir (Montréal), San Francisco Tape Music Festival, Festival Encuentros (Argentina), Jornadas de Música Elektroakustika (Spain), Semaine Internationale de Cuenca pour la Musique Contemporaine (Ecuador), and Discoveries Series (Aberdeen). His music has been broadcast on CBC, Radio-Canada, Radio-France, Polish State Radio, the NHK Japanese Broadcasting Corporation and Radio Nacional de Espana (Spain). Radford's music has received awards from SOCAN, the International Composers' Competition "Kaszmierz Serocki" (Warsaw), and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's New Music Festival Composers' Competition. He is the recipient of numerous SOCAN Composer Residency Awards and been supported in his work by the Canada Council for the Arts, le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and l'Association Française pour les Actions Artistiques.

Radford studied composition, electroacoustic music and music technology in Canada at Brandon University, The University of British Columbia, and McGill University. Further studies include residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), Les Ateliers UPIC (Paris), and the Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Germany).

[from program for May 21, 2007 concert]