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Classical Junos: Who should win the composition of the year award?

Robert Rowat, CBC Music, March 14, 2019
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Press

For the first time, women outnumber men among the nominees in this category.

Miller’s string quartet About Bach won the 2016 Jules Léger Prize, Canada’s highest honour for new chamber music, giving it serious momentum. It’s the centrepiece of Bozzini Quartet’s 2018 release Just So, an album devoted to Miller’s music.

The five-minute excerpt, above, gives a sense of the 24-minute work’s non-developmental nature. Pervading the entire composition is a repeated ascending scale, a Bach fragment, played alternately by the violinists two octaves above the rest of the ensemble. Meanwhile, the other three musicians play, in homophony, a sort of chorale whose rhythm has run amok. The repeated motif first fascinates, then hypnotizes and ultimately serves a devotional function, focusing the listener’s attention. The piece seems to go nowhere while also taking you everywhere on a self-reflective, meditative journey.

Most music aims to engage your mind; Miller’s manages to free it, which leads to a whole new type of listening experience.

Miller’s string quartet About Bach won the 2016 Jules Léger Prize, Canada’s highest honour for new chamber music, giving it serious momentum. It’s the centrepiece of Bozzini Quartet’s 2018 release Just So, an album devoted to Miller’s music.

Review

Stuart Broomer, The WholeNote, no. 25:2, October 1, 2019
Thursday, October 3, 2019 Press

The set adds substantially to the history of jazz in Canada, casting new light on its most intense moment, as well as a significant contributory stream to Québec’s diverse concept of musique actuelle, perhaps the most vigorous scene in contemporary Canadian music.

Critique

Pierre Durr, Revue & Corrigée, September 1, 2019
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Press

… plongeant l’auditeur dans un environnement envoûté.

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