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Alex Eddington

Alex Eddington

Alex Eddington’s music has been commissioned and performed by a diverse list of musicians including Continuum Contemporary Music, Toy Piano Composers Ensemble, junctQìn keyboard collective, and Chronos Vocal Ensemble. He was co-commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Mississauga Symphony to compose “Dancing About Architecture,” a fanfare for Canada 150 celebrations. He is a former Composer in Residence for the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, and continues to collaborate with them.

His many pieces for young and community musicians include “Living Soul” composed for all the students and teachers of the Suzuki String School of Guelph, and “Flight of the Hawks” which he conducted with a mass concert band at Huron MusicFest. Eddington recently created immersive sound design and choral music for Tilescapes at Jumblies Theatre, through a collaborative process that generated text, chant, song, and ceramic and vocal soundscapes with the Gather Round Singers community ensemble.

Eddington has created music and sound design for over 25 theater and dance productions across Canada, including work presented by Tarragon Theatre, the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, and Sudbury Theatre Centre. He is also a theater writer/performer, integrating live music into his shows.

His pieces “Saturday Night at Fort Chambly” and “Bubblegum Delicious” were released worldwide on the Cambria label in 2017. “Picking Wild Berries” appears on the album FRESH by Chronos Vocal Ensemble (Edmonton) and was featured at the 2018 Podium choral symposium in St. John’s NL. Upcoming recordings include tracks on albums by the Odin String Quartet and the junctQìn keyboard collective. He is also collaborating with soprano Kristin Mueller-Heaslip on his first full album, featuring music for solo voice with chamber ensembles and electronics, planned for release on the Redshift label in fall 2020 and funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

He was recently commissioned by the Toronto Consort, VIVA! Youth Singers and Blythwood Winds (all projects supported by grants from the Ontario Arts Council) to create theatrical works for narrator, voices, and chamber ensembles.

He is an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre and a member of the board of the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects.

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