Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music
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Alec Hall, for his composition entitled Vertigo (2018)
Originally from Toronto, Alec Hall lives in New York City, where he works on exploring acoustic materials in the post-avant-garde musical landscape. Through samples, field recordings and instrumental performance, he engages non-musical subjects within an extensive body of work that addresses labour conditions in China, environmental destruction in Canada, state violence in the United States, animal cognition, (un)wellness, and more. Hall’s music has been premiered by some of the most preeminent ensembles and soloists across the world. Among them is his own collective, Qubit, which has produced a range of concerts and installations in the past decade, including his 2018 opera, “The House of Influence.”Read more about Alec Hall
What is this prize?
The Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music encourages Canadian professional composers to create avant-garde chamber music and to foster its performance by Canadian chamber groups.
How to Qualify
Apply to the Council.
A peer assessment committee will select the recipient from among all applicants.
For the eligibility criteria for applicants and works, the application form and further information on this prize, see the Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music Guidelines.
Who created this prize?
The prize was established in 1978 by the Right Honourable Jules Léger, then Governor General of Canada, who always encouraged innovation and excellence.
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