About
Residency Dates
  • Mar 9th 2018 to Mar 23rd 2018
  • Jan 1st 1970 to Jan 1st 1970
Region
Canada

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.