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B r i a n  T o p p 

Composition

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An emerging Vancouver based composer, performer, sound artist, programmer and photographer.  Brian has had the pleasure of working with such groups as The Victoria Symphony, Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal, The Microcosmos String Quartet, Colleen Richardson and the UWO Wind Ensemble, as well as a diverse array of solo performers with performances across North America.  He has served as composer in residence for the 2014 and 2015 Bathurst Chamber Music Festival, and was a recent collaborator with the East Side Art Song Collective.  A winner of a 2015 SOCAN Young Composer Award in the Pierre Mercure category, two times recipient of the E.A. Collins award for Composition, a Western Graduate Research Award (WGRS+) and a current holder of a full doctoral fellowship (4YF) for research and studies at the University of British Columbia.

 

Brian is a board of directors’ member with the Vancouver Pro Musica, and is committed to providing a creative outlet that allows for composers to present new works to audiences across Vancouver.  Brian completed a BMus in Theory and Composition at Acadia University with ECMA and Juno award winning composer Derek Charke and a MMus in Composition at the University of Western Ontario with Paul Frehner, as well as research into live-performed electro acoustic music technologies at the Centre for Electroacoustic Research and Performance (CEARP).  Currently, Brian is pursuing doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia with Keith Hamel, including the development of live performance software at the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS).

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