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Canadian Orchestral Composers Visually Inspired

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National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

Early Canadian Orchestral Music
An introduction to the history of Canadian orchestral music
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The Composers and their Music
An introduction to selections by composers Hui, Garant, Brott, Mercure and Gellman.
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Guided Listening #1: Shape Up!
A guided listening activity for Alexander Brott's Circle, Triangle, Four Squares.
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Guided Listening #2: Musical Weaving
A guided listening activity for Steven Gellman's Deux Tapisseries
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Learning Activity #1: Abstract Studies with Colour
A learning activity for Melissa Hui's Inner Voices and Serge Garant's Plages.
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Learning Activity #2: Colour, Shapes and Patterns
A learning activity for Pierre Mercure's Kaleidoscope.
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Programme Notes
Information about Hui's Inner Voices; Garant's Plages; Brott's Circle, Triangle, Four Sqaures; Mercure's Kaleidoscope and Gellman's Deux Tapisseries.
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Learning Objectives

Visually Inspired! is designed for students and educators to meet the following objectives:

• Examine the role of music in connecting what we see to what we hear
• Explore the strategies composers use to create music inspired by visual images
• Compose a piece of music inspired by an artwork, or create a piece of artwork inspired by music

The collection begins with a series of listening exercises, each based on a Canadian composition inspired by a visual image.