Hildegard Westerkamp is a composer, radio artist and sound ecologist.
She presents soundscape workshops and lectures internationally, performs and writes.

"A magical fusion of sounds."
Globe & Mail, Toronto
  • "A magical fusion of sounds."
    Globe & Mail, Toronto
  • "There was more than just a hint of oracular mysticism in Westerkamp's art. There was a magic in those sounds.” Stephen Pedersen, Chronicle-Herald, Halifax
  • "Westerkamp's music balances a poetics of sound with social commitments that include feminism and environmental politics. Her compositions are critical enactments of acoustic space....All invoke attentive listening." Donna Zapf, Beiträge zur Neuen Music, Germany
  • "Westerkamp creates new possibilities for listening. One can journey with her sound to inner landscapes and find unexplored openings in our sound souls. The experience of her music vibrates the potential for change.”
    Pauline Oliveros,Kingston, N.Y., USA (about CD transformations)
  • "Mere words are inadequate to describe what took place when the symphony began....Waves of sound rolled back and forth across the harbour bringing thousands of downtown office workers to their windows. The Canada geese from Stanley Park were aroused and circled through the boats, honking loudly as they joined in." Ken Drushka, Harbour and Shipping) about the Harbour Symphony)
…narrative alchemy… The Wire, Issue 460

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Karen Kieser Prize Concert features performances of 3 Westerkamp works

Karen Kieser Prize Concert, presented in conjunction with the Jackman Humanities Institute and the Institute for Music in Canada. Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST, Walter Hall - University of Toronto, Free admission

Vancouver pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa performs the music of Hildegard Westerkamp, and Montréal’s Quatuor Cobalt performs a new work by Francis St-Germain as well as Francis Ubertelli's prize-winning Quartetto 2.

Like A Memory (2002), Attending to Sacred Matters (2002) and Klavierklang (2017) by Hildegard Westerkamp

Prélude (2019) by Francis St-Germain and Quartetto 2 (2018) by Francis Ubertelli

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