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Pop Songs


Two clarinets, bassoon, cello, voice, and live electronics, playing post-tonal pop songs. Our EP was recorded with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Produced with Studio Dan Vienna.

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Upcoming Shows:

June 21, 2016, 7 pm
Strenge Kammer at Porgy&Bess
Vienna


Tiny Alligator Large Band


Currently in hibernation, this 20-piece beast performed in Toronto and New York back in the naughts. Like a big band, but with more bassoons and opera singers than usual. Conducted by Caitlin Smith

"The Woman Who Lived in a Shoe"

Tiny Alligator Large Band, live in concert, March 2011. Music by Caitlin Smith, on a short story by Sheila Heti. Kristin Mueller-Heaslip, soprano; Jennifer Ryan, alto; Alex Samaras, baritone.

"Vibration"

Tiny Alligator Large Band, live in concert, March 2011. Music by Caitlin Smith, on a poem by John Updike. Kristin Mueller-Heaslip, soprano; Jennifer Ryan, alto; Alex Samaras, baritone.


Chamber Music


“Wie schön ist es zu leben”
for string quartet and piano
Premiere June 26, 2016
Porgy & Bess, Vienna
Studio Dan

“12 Rituals from American Popular Music in the 20th Century”
for solo percussion and electronics
Premiere June 7, 2016
Strenge Kammer, Vienna
Margit Schoberleitner, percussion
Caitlin Smith, electronics

“Retrospective (2005-2015)”
for 10 instruments
Premiere June 28th, 2016
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Studio Dan & szene instrumental

“New to an Old Country”
for violin, cello, and piano
March 5, 2014
Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto
Gryphon Trio
Soundstreams

“patent pending”
for violin, piano, trumpet and bass
May 31, 2013
collaboration with composers Ben Dietschi and Shannon Graham and visual artist Karen Ostrom
918 Bathurst Centre Toronto
Spectrum Music

“von armen b.b”
for voice, guitar, violin, bass, drums
February 13, 2013
Al Green Theatre Toronto
Spectrum Music

“(Back Home)”
for violin and piano
March 21, 2012
CMC New Music In New Spaces
Stephanie Chua, piano and Véronique Mathieu, violin

“Pour les enfants, par les enfants”
for soprano, viola, accordion and cello
March 4, 2011
Alliance Française, Toronto
With the Wanton Fawns composers’ collective

“Sad Songs and Waltzes Weren’t Selling That Year”
for baroque chamber orchestra
February 5, 2011
Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto
Aradia Ensemble


 


Opera


“When This War Ends, or, Some Questions You May Have About Our Recently-Concluded Engagement in the Graveyard of Empires

for four voices and chamber orchestra
In progress

Excerpts from a workshop performance of draft scenes (2012). Spectrum Music Ensemble Toronto with Caitlin Smith, conductor; Kristin Mueller-Heaslip, soprano; Christopher Mayell, tenor; Geoffrey Sirett, baritone; Jeremy Ludwig, baritone.

"Insurgency is the most complicated, demanding and subtle of wars."

Libretto and score: Caitlin Smith. An excerpt of Scene VI From "When This War Ends," an opera about the Canadian experience of the recently-concluded war in Afghanistan. In progress.

"I concluded that our detainee practices were un-Canadian, counterproductive and probably illegal."

Libretto and score: Caitlin Smith. An excerpt of Scene VI From "When This War Ends," an opera about the Canadian experience of the recently-concluded war in Afghanistan. In progress.