Artist

Photo: Céline Côté

Lori Freedman

Conspicuously described as "a musical revolutionary", she is known internationally as one of Canada's most provocative and creative performers. Her work includes contemporary, improvised and electroacoustic music, and she frequently extends into multidisciplined forms collaborating with dance, theatre and visual artists. Over thirty composers have written solo bass clarinet music for her and she has made numerous recordings, most recently À un moment donné (Ambiances Magnétiques 103) Just prior to the release of her first feature album HUSKLESS! (Artifact 20) she received the 1998 Freddie Stone Award for the "demonstration of outstanding leadership, integrity and excellence in the area of contemporary music and jazz". She has received various commissions/residencies for composing music and has collaborated with an eclectic mix of musicians: Toru Takemitsu, Iva Bittova, John Oswald, Claudio Abbado, Joëlle Léandre, Mauricio Kagel, Pauline Oliveros, Ana Sokolović, and George Lewis.

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