NICOLE LIZEE
Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Mar 9th 2018 to Mar 23rd 2018 | Nov 1st 2018 to Nov 18th 2018
  • PRACTICE : Composer/musician
  • FROM : Canada
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  • TWITTER : @NicoleLizee

Nicole Lizée is an internationally acclaimed composer and performer based in Quebec, Canada. Her compositions range from works for orchestra and solo turntablist featuring DJ techniques fully notated and integrated into a concert music setting, to other unorthodox instrument combinations that include the Atari 2600 video game console, omnichords, stylophones, Simon™, and karaoke tapes. In the broad scope of her evolving oeuvre she explores such themes as malfunction, reviving the obsolete, and the harnessing of imperfection and glitch to create a new kind of precision. Lauded for “creating a stir with listeners for her breathless imagination and ability to capture Gen-X and beyond generation,” Nicole was recently awarded the 2017 SOCAN Jan. V. Matejcek Award. In 2013 she received the prestigious Canada Council for the Arts Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music. She is a Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellow (New York City/Italy). In 2015 she was selected by acclaimed composer and conductor Howard Shore to be his protégée as part of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. This Will Not Be Televised, her seminal piece for chamber ensemble and turntables, placed in the 2008 UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers’ Top 10 Works. Her work for piano and notated glitch, Hitchcock Études, was chosen by the International Society for Contemporary Music and featured at the 2014 World Music Days in Wroclaw, Poland. Additional awards and nominations include an Images Festival Award (2016), JUNO nomination (2016), Dora Mavor Moore nomination in Opera (2015), Prix Opus nomination (2013), two Prix collégien de musique contemporaine, (2012, 2013) and the 2002 Canada Council for the Arts Robert Fleming Prize for achievements in composition. Nicole is the Composer in Residence at Vancouver’s Music on Main. She is a Korg Canada and Arturia artist.