Work

Documentation from past and current projects:

[In progress] NOW THAT WE ARE PERSONS
[In progress] The State of Her
[Ongoing] Chamber Music
[Archive] Pop and Jazz Music



NOW THAT WE ARE PERSONS

Currently in progress, NOW THAT WE ARE PERSONS is an opera for chamber ensemble, electronics, two voices, and narrator. This piece grapples with the cultural construct of the Artistic Genius and the barriers this construct creates for women and marginalized people. This piece explores how the concept of ‘genius’ removes agency from the communities whose collective labour provides the breeding ground for innovation--and how worshipping 'genius' also enables misogynistic predation.

Development of this piece has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. A collaboration with dramaturg and writer Carolyn Amann, creative facilitator Kelvin Chan, and creative producer Leonora Scheib/Civic Opera Creations.

tinyalligator · A Dashing Young Gentleman Looks At Art
tinyalligator · Defence -- Live
tinyalligator · Centuries of Skin -- Live


The State of Her

A new one-act opera for mezzo-soprano and orchestra about alcohol, freedom and consent. Composed by Caitlin Smith and co-written by singer and performer Sinéad O’Kelly and director Franciska Éry. In development. Supported for the development phase by the enoa Opera Creation Journey, co-hosted by Theatres de Villes in Luxembourg and the Britten-Pears Foundation. This project has also received development support from Arts Council England.

tinyalligator · The State of Her -- scene study: the trip home
tinyalligator · The State of Her -- scene study: preparations + in the club



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



Pop and Jazz Music

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.

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.

"The Woman Who Lived in a Shoe"