Lesley Hinger

Website: lesleyhinger.com

Contact: lesley.hinger@gmail.com

Lesley Hinger is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, currently residing in Calgary, Alberta. Her music has been performed and workshopped across North America and Europe by various ensembles including the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Arditti String Quartet, Sound Icon, Land’s End Chamber Ensemble, Ensemble Resonance, Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, l’Orchestre de la Francophonie, Ensemble l’Arsenale, Strata Ensemble, Violet Collective, and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Her works have also been showcased in numerous festivals including Third Practice (Virginia), the National Arts Centre Summer Music Institute (Ottawa), the Composit New Music Festival (Italy), the Strata Festival (aka Sask New Music), the Toronto Creative Music Lab, New Music Edmonton’s ‘Now Hear This’ Festival, and at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Lesley received her Doctorate in Composition at Boston University in 2014, studying under Joshua Fineberg. She also earned her Bachelor of Music in Composition at the University of Calgary, and Masters of Music at the University of British Columbia. From 2011-2014 Lesley co-founded and organized the Boston-based concert series Acoustic Uproar, which promoted emerging composers and performers in the programming of contemporary music outside of both academia and the concert hall.

Selected Works

Large Ensemble

in light (2014) for 9 Players (8 min)

  • Written for the ALEA III Ensemble, February 2014; Re-orchestrated for Sound Icon March 2014

Frozen Imprints (2012) for 12 Players (6 min)

  • Recorded by Sound Icon at Boston University in February 2012

The Magic of Friendship (2010) Children’s Opera for ages 6 to 12 (50 min)

  • Libretto by Glenda Stirling, Calgary Opera for Lake Bonavista Elementary. Premiered May 2010

Il faut toujurs aider son prochain (2009) Children’s Opera for ages 9 to 12 (40 min)

  • Libretto by Nadine Mackenzie. Calgary Opera for Sacred Heart Elementary. Premiered June 2009

seachange (2007) for Orchestra (11 min)

  • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Bramwell Tovey. Jean Coulthard Reading Sessions, 2008

Chamber and Solo

TBD in progress (2018) for Violin and Piano (10 min)

  • New Works Calgary, commissed for Véronique Mathieu and Stephanie Chua

TBD in progress (2018) for Piano Trio (12 min)

  • Land’s End Chamber Ensemble for their Spring 2018 20th Anniversary Concert

heartbeatz (2016) for Oboe, Viola + Percussion (6 min)

  • Toronto Creative Music Lab, June 2016

desolation sound (2014) for String Quartet (10 min)

  • Recorded by the Arditti Quartet in March 2014, premiered at Lilypad in Cambridge, MA, April 2014
  • Strata New Music Festival in Saskatoon, 2015
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, International Contemporary Ensemble, 2017

in lightness (2013) for Accordion (8 min)

  • Composit New Music Festival in Rieti, Italy, July 2013
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Branko Džinović, 2017

Blight (2012-2013) for Pierrot Ensemble + Percussion (8 min)

  • L’orchestre de la francophonie, National Arts Centre in Ottawa, June 2012
  • Acoustic Uproar, 2013
  • New Music Edmonton, 2016

Loess (2011) for Violoncello & Piano (7 min)

Dilates (2010) for Tape (electroacoustic, 6 min)

  • Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival, University of Richmond, November 2014

if the current swings me south (2010) for Mixed Chorus (6 min)

  • Commissioned by the Cum Vino Cantus chorus and Director Jean-Louis Bleau

I close my ears, my eyes, my mouth (2009) for Bass Clarinet, Violin & Piano (8 min)

  • New Works Calgary for Ensemble Resonance, Rozsa Centre, November 2009

from within (2008) for Violin (10 min)

  • Sask New Music in Saskatoon, SK, June 2012
  • Tzavta Cultural Salon, Calgary AB, May 2017

if not, winter (2008) in 7 Movements for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble (20 min)

a una niña, mientras le taladran los oídos (2007) for Soprano and Percussion (5 min)

Trenje (2005) for Piano Trio (12 min)

  • Winner of the Land’s End Chamber Ensemble Composer’s Competition, 2005

all these sages (2005) for Solo Flute (6 min)

  • CMC New Music in New Places Concert Series, Kananaskis Park, 2005
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