NICOLE LIZEE

Hailed as “brilliant musical scientist” and lauded for “creating a stir with listeners for her breathless imagination and ability to capture Gen-X and beyond generation,” Lizée creates new music from an eclectic mix of influences including early MTV videos, turntablism, rave culture, Hitchcock, Kubrick, Lynch, and 1960s psychedelia. She is fascinated by the glitches made by outmoded and well-worn technology and captures them, then notates and integrates them into live performance. Her compositions range from works for orchestra and solo turntablist featuring fully notated DJ techniques, to other instrument combinations that include the Atari 2600 video game console, omnichords, stylophones, Simon™, and karaoke tapes. Lizée was awarded the 2013 Canada Council Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music. She is a Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellow (New York City/Italy). In 2015, she was selected by composer and conductor Howard Shore to be his protégée as part of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. Additional awards and nominations include a Prix Opus, the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers’ Top 10 List, the Dora Mavor Moore Awards in Opera, and the Canada Council Robert Fleming Prize for achievements in composition. Read more at nicolelizee.com.