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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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Chamber Music


COLLECT THAT TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED (HOL DIR, WAS DIR ZUSTEHT)
for improvising ensemble and conductor
Premiere October 16th, 2017
echoraum, Vienna
Fraufeld Album Release

JOAN JETT KICKS OFF HER BOOTS, FINISHES HER BEER, AND TAKES A DEEP BREATH: "
for violin, cello, and electronics
Premiere September 16th, 2017
Porgy & Bess, Vienna
Strings&Noise (Sophia Goidinger-Koch, Maiken Beer)
Recorded for the album "Fraufeld Vol 1"

Wie schön ist es zu leben
for string quartet and piano
Premiere June, 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

Arrest Unlikely For Four Clarinets
for Bb clarinet and three bass clarinets
June, 2014
Woody Black 4 Clarinet Quartet

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


 


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.


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.