Dark Flower Album Release Party + Fundraiser

December 21st, 2023, 8pm - 11pm

Array Space

We are thrilled to announce the release of TENMC's first solo album, Dark Flower on Redshift Records- featuring the music of revered Canadian composer, Linda Catlin Smith. Our album will be released digitally on Nov 10, 2023, and we will celebrate with an album release concert/party at Array Music on December 21, 2023, featuring world premiere performances, including the Toronto premiere of the album namesake Dark Flower (2020), for piano quartet. Our event will also be a fundraiser for TENMC, with raffles, auctions AND a  holiday party, including seasonal treat and bevvies!

We hope you can make it to celebrate Linda's music in person and join us for some festive merry-making! Pick up some albums as stocking stuffers and help us share the musical wealth!

Buy Tickets Here:

$15 for entrance 
$25 for entrance and physical album

$20 for 1 album
$35 for 2 albums
$50 for 3 albums

Thin Edge New Music Collective would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for their generous support of this recording. 

Special thanks to Linda Catlin Smith, Dennis Patterson, David Jaeger, Nick Storring, Kristin Messina and our intrepid TENMC family.  



June 22nd, 2023 

8:00pm EST   

918 Bathurst 

Tickets (available at the door ): $15 Students/Seniors/Arts Workers; $20 Adults 

Purchase Tickets Online in Advance

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Join us for the 2nd edition of Reverb, the final in-person concert of TENMC's 2022/2023 season. Our programme will showcase works by Romain Camiolo (Montreal), Nasim Khorassani (Iran), Bekah Simms (UK/CA) and Jocelyn Morlock (CA) alongside world premieres by Luke Nickel (EU/CA) and Devon Osamu Tipp (USA).

Reverb is designed to support artists from a variety of stages in their career through commissioning, premiering works that haven’t had the opportunity to be performed, and providing additional performances of existing compositions. 

Stay tuned in winter 2024 for the digital album drop on bandcamp!

 Covid Policy:  

Persons entering 918 are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or face covering which covers the nose, mouth, and chin while inside the space in order to ensure a safe environment for staff, members, and fellow visitors.  

Reverb II is presented with generous support from the Canada Council of the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Codes d'accès and the SOCAN Foundation.   



music composition, fan clubs, and roller coasters

Ever since Luke Nickel was a child, he has dreamt of creating roller coasters. Now, in his music composition practice, Luke has found countless ways to transform these speed machines into music, such as using simulated roller coasters as digital instruments or using footage of real roller coasters as video scores.  


In this lunch-hour talk, generously hosted by the Canadian Music Centre Luke asks: what does it mean to be a fan of something, and how does being a fan of roller coasters relate to making chamber music? He will delve into the cringe-y-ness of fan culture, the power of fan objects to change history, and the challenges of creating a fan club chamber music performance. 


Featured composers

Jocelyn Morlock

Jocelyn Morlock

JUNO® Award-winning composer Jocelyn Morlock (1969 -2023) worked with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as their first female Composer-in-Residence (2014-2019), after completing her term (2012-2014) as inaugural Composer-in-Residence for Vancouver’s Music on Main, co-host of ISCM World New Music Days 2017. 

She had an unusually successful 2018, winning a JUNO® for Classical Composition of the Year (for My Name is Amanda Todd – part of the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s multi-media work, Life Reflected); the Western Canadian Music Award for Classical Composer of the Year; the Jan V. Matejcek New Classical Music Award (SOCAN); and the Barbara Pentland Award for Outstanding Contributions to Canadian Music (Canadian Music Centre). Other accolades include the Mayor’s Arts Award for Music in Vancouver (2016), a 2011 JUNO® nomination for Classical Composition of the Year, Top 10 at the 2002 International Rostrum of Composers (Lacrimosa), six nominations and two wins at the Western Canadian Music Awards, and winner of the 2003 CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composers competition. 

Morlock’s international career was launched at the 1999 International Society for Contemporary Music’s World Music Days with Romanian performances of her quartet Bird in the Tangled Sky. Since then, she has been the composer of record for several significant music competitions, including the 2008 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition and the 2005 Montreal International Music Competition, for which she wrote Amore, a tour de force vocal work that has gone on to receive more than 70 performances and numerous radio broadcasts. 

Recent premieres include Serpentine Paths written for cellist Rachel Mercer and violinist Akemi Mercer-Niewohner for their new album Our Strength, Our Song, which celebrates sisterhood and music by Canadian women; Stone’s Throw for Vancouver-based, internationally renowned new music sextet Standing Wave, the upcoming Resident Ensemble at Gaudeamus 2020; Strange Loop, written for Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for their 100th anniversary; Io, Io! written in celebration of the Vancouver Cantata Singers’ 60th anniversary, Lucid Dreams, a cello concerto written for Ariel Barnes’ final appearance as principal cellist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra before leaving to join the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, and O Rose, written for Bramwell Tovey’s final concert as Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Music Director after 18 years of service. 

Some CDs featuring Jocelyn Morlock’s work include the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s JUNO® Award-winning Life Reflected, new releases Our Strength, Our Song by the Mercer duo – sisters Akemi Mercer-Niewöhner (violin) and Rachel Mercer (cello), Duo Concertante’s JUNO® Award-nominated Marquis Music release, Incarnation; and Morlock’s own Centrediscs CD releases, Cobalt and Halcyon. (CD info is still being updated at this time) 

Jocelyn has written for individuals including cellists Ariel Barnes, Yuri Hooker, Yegor Dyachkov and Steven Isserlis; flutists Mark Takeshi McGregor and Paolo Bortolussi, pianists Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, Corey Hamm, and Erika Switzer; singers including Robyn Driedger-Klassen, Melanie Adams, and Tyler Duncan; small ensembles including Tiresias Duo (Mark Takeshi McGregor, flute, and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano), Couloir Duo (Heidi Krutzen, harp, and Ariel Barnes, cello), the violin/cello duo of Akemi-Mercer Niewöhner and Rachel Mercer; Meagan & Amy (Meagan Milatz, violin, and Amy Hillis, piano); Duo Concertante (Nancy Dahn, violin, and Timothy Steeves, piano); larger ensembles including Standing Wave (Christie Reside, AK Coope, Rebecca Whitling, Peggy Lee, Allen Stiles, and Vern Griffiths), Continuum Contemporary Music, Turning Point Ensemble, Fringe Percussion, Groundswell, Emily Carr String Quartet, Brandon Chamber Players, orchestras including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the CBC Radio Orchestra, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the Windsor Symphony, and choirs including musica intima, Vancouver Cantata Singers (dir. Paula Kremer), Chor Leoni (dir. Erick Lichte), Elektra Women’s Choir (dir. Morna Edmundson) 

Jocelyn Morlock completed a Bachelor of Music in piano performance at Brandon University, studying with pianist Robert Richardson. She received both a Master’s degree and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of British Columbia. Among her teachers were Gerhard Ginader, Pat Carrabré, Stephen Chatman, Keith Hamel, and the late Russian-Canadian composer Nikolai Korndorf.

Nasim Khorassani