Janet Danielson

janet_danielson_cropJanet Danielson is a composer and music theorist who has taught at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts and at Regent College in Vancouver. She holds degrees in music composition from the University of Victoria and California Institute of the Arts, and pursued additional studies with Cornelius Cardew in London. Former chair and present treasurer of the Association of Canadian Women Composers, Danielson has also served on the executive council of the Canadian League of Composers and was Composer-in-Residence of Vancouver’s 2010 Sonic Boom Festival. Her commissions include an opera, The Marvelous History of Mariken of Nimmigen; In the Very Highest Place for choir and the Orchid Ensemble, which has toured multiple times throughout the US; several chamber works for the Cambridge Music Conference; and Six Pieces of a Reverberant Cosmos, a 40-minute work for piano trio plus two percussionists commissioned by the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association in Tennessee, and performed in Tennessee, New York, and Vancouver. Danielson has lectured at numerous conferences from Slovenia to the Philippines. Her publications include a music fundamentals textbook, Basic Organization of Music, and a number of articles on women in music. Drawing on the perspectives of Herman Dooyeweerd, Bruno Latour, and Giorgio Agamben, she has also published articles on music, philosophy, and the history of technology.

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