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Amy Brandon - Solo Guitar and Electronics

Guitarist and composer Amy Brandon performs solo classical guitar and electroacoustic music, mixing improvised and composed music with live and fixed electronics, visuals & VR.

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Biography:

Guitarist Amy Brandon's compositions and performances have been described as '... mesmerizing' (Musicworks Magazine), '.. a model of classical guitar clarity' (The WholeNote) and '.. '[a] clashing of bleakness with beauty' (Minor 7th). Holding degrees in jazz and composition, she is completing a PhD in music cognition and guitar at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has performed in Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK and at several festivals including the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, the Guitar Now Festival, Halifax Jazz Festival Spring Series, ISIM, BeAST FeAST and NYCEMF. She has been commissioned to write for Canadian and international ensembles including Ensemble Atlantica (CAN), Videodanse Bourgogne (FR) and Vox London Collective (UK). Her recent solo guitar album 'Scavenger' was nominated for Music Nova Scotia's 'Classical Recording of the Year 2016' and the ECMA 'Classical Composition of the Year 2017'. In 2017 she also received the Roberta Stephen Award from the Association of Canadian Women Composers.

Earlier Event: August 15
Visual Music
Later Event: August 20
Sunshine Sundays up on the Roof