Ann Southam

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Ann Southam
Born (1937-02-04)4 February 1937
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died 25 November 2010(2010-11-25) (aged 73)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Composer

Ann Southam, CM (4 February 1937 – 25 November 2010) was a Canadian composer.

She was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2010.[1] She died, aged 73, on 25 November 2010.[2][3] In her will she left $14 million to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.[4][5]

Selected compositions[edit]

  • Rhapsodic Interlude, for solo violin (1963)
  • Quodlibet, for piano (1966)
  • A Thread of Sand, for tape (1969)
  • Boat, River, Moon, for tape (1972)
  • Sky-Sails, for tape (1973)
  • Configurations, for piano and tape (1973)
  • L'Assassin Menace, for tape (1974)
  • Walls and Passageways, for tape (1974)
  • Mythic Journey, for tape (1974)
  • The Reprieve, for tape (1975)
  • Towards Green, for flute, clarinet, violin, and viola (1976)
  • Networks, for flute, trombone, viola, cello, piano, and percussion (1978)
  • Seastill, for tape (1979)
  • Cool Blue, for piano (1980)
  • Glass Houses, for piano and (optional) tape (1981)
  • The Emerging Ground, for tape (1983)
  • Rewind, for tape (1984)
  • Re-tuning for viola and tape (1985)
  • Piano Quintet (1986)
  • Soundings for a New Piano: 12 Meditations on a Twelve Tone Row (1986)
  • Spatial View of Pond (After a Painting by Aiko Suzuki), for piano (1986)
  • In a Measure of Time, for two pianos (1988)
  • Fluke Sound, for tape (1989)
  • Song of the Varied Thrush, for string quartet (1991)
  • Webster's Spin, for string orchestra (1993)
  • Full Circles, for trumpet, violin, vibraphone, and piano (1996)
  • Remembering Schubert, for piano

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

General[edit]

  • Báthory-Kitz, Dennis and David Gunn. “If Only I Could Sing: Ann Southam in Conversation with Kalvos and Damian.” Musicworks 71 (Summer 1998). Online edition (Accessed 30 December 2007). Also published in “Ann Southam: If Only I Could Sing.” eContact! 10.2 — Interviews (1) (July 2008). Montréal: CEC.
  • Bernstein, Tamara. “Anne Southam,” in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by S. Sadie and J. Tyrrell. London: Macmillan, 2001.
  • Lee, R. Andrew. “Anne Southam: Soundings for a New Piano” (1986). Streamed free from Irritable Hedgehog Music.
  • Ware, Evan. “Ann Southam,” in The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, edited by Helmut Kallmann, Gilles Potvin, Robin Elliott, Mark Miller and Claire Versailles. (Accessed 30 December 2007)

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