Curriculum Vitae

Wolf Edwards
1280 Dunsterville Avenue
Victoria, BC  V8Z 5C7, Canada
(1) (778) 440-1896 – Home Tel.
wolf.edwards.composer (a) gmail.com

Education

  • Private studies in musical composition and theory with Chaya Czernowin, 2007-2009
  • Schloss Solitude Summer Academy (music composition/theory/analysis), studies with Chaya Czernowin, Ole Lutzow Holm, and Stephen Takasugi, Stuttgart, Germany, 2007
  • Acanthes Summer Academy (music composition/theory/analysis), studies with Pascal Dusapin, Wolfgang Rhim, and Hilda Peredes, Metz France, 2005
  • University of Victoria, M.Mus in music composition and theory – defense in April 2004, Dr. John Celona, Dr. Allan Antliff, and Michael Longton: dissertation advisors, 2002 – 2004
  • Private studies with composer Gilles Tremblay (music composition/analysis) – Montreal, Quebec, 2000 – 2002
  • University of Victoria, B.Mus in music composition, guitar and theory, 1996 – 2000

Professional Experience

  • Classical music composer and theorist 1998 – present
  • Performer/singer-songwriter for musical group KNACKER’S YARD 2012 – present
  • Owner of Black Raven Records and Distribution, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 2007 – 2014
  • Teacher of Composition, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – 2009
  • Performer/composer for musical group ISKRA, based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 2002 – present

Commissions

  • Dal Niente for The Road From Mutlaa to Basra, 1991 – Chicago, Illinois, 2014
  • Quasar Saxophone Quartet for Predator Drone MQ-1 – Montreal, Quebec, 2013
  • Krista Martynes for Um allein zu kampfen (solo bass clarinet) – Montreal, Quebec, 2012
  • Tsilumos for The June 2ndMovement(chamber ensemble)- Victoria, British Columbia, 2012/13
  • Totem Productions for Kerato II (organ siren and electronics)– Montreal, Quebec, 2012
  • Vardejo Duet for Cluster Bomb Unit– Vancouver, British Columbia, 2011-2013
  • Quasar Saxophone Quartet/Arte Saxophone Quartet for Antanaklasi–Montreal, Quebec/Basil, Switzerland, 2010
  • Totem Productions for Kerato I – Montreal, Quebec, 2010
  • Sixxtrum Percussion Ensemble for Ico – Montreal, Quebec, 2009
  • Society for Contemporary Music of Quebec( SMCQ) for Irons – Montreal, Quebec, 2009
  • Sulponticello Violoncello Quartet for Ruins – Montreal, Quebec, 2008
  • Esprit Orchestra of Canada for To Ergo Telmatothike – Toronto, Ontario, 2008
  • L’Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal for Ventus – Montreal, Quebec, 2007
  • L’Ensemble Chorum for Erga – Montreal, Quebec, 2006
  • Aventa Ensemble for Altus – Victoria, British Columbia, 2005
  • L’Ensemble Contemporain de Montrea for Traiectus – Montreal, Quebec, 2004
  • Quasar Quatuor de Saxophones for Iskra – Montreal, Quebec, 2003

Distinctions, Awards, and Grants

  • Canada Council Commission Grant for Predator Drone MQ-1, Quasar Saxophone Quartet, Montreal, QC, 2013
  • Siemens Art Foundation Grant for The June 2ndMovement, Tsuilimos Ensemble, Berlin, Germany, 2012/13
  • Canada Council Travel Grant tp attend the world premier of Kerato II, Montreal, QC, 2011
  • Canada Council Commission Grant for Kerato II, Productions Totem, Montreal, QC, 2011
  • Canada Council Commission Grant for Cluster Bomb Unit, Verdejo Duet, Vancouver, BC, 2011
  • Swiss Radio/ SOCAN Composer Residency in Basal, Switzerland, 2011
  • Canada Council Travel Grant to attend the Canadian premier of Antanaklassi, Montreal, QC, 2010
  • SOCAN Residency Grant for artistic and creative development, Montreal, QC, 2010
  • Canada Council Travel Grant to attend the world premier of Irons, Montreal, QC, 2010
  • Canada Council Commission Grant for Irons, Society for Contemporary Music Quebec(SMCQ), 2009
  • Canada Council Travel Grant to attend the world premier of Ico, Montreal, QC, 2009
  • Canada Council Commission Grant for Ico, Sixtrum Percussion Ensemble, Montreal, QC, 2009
  • Canada Council Travel Grant to attend the world premier of Ruins, Montreal, QC, 2008
  • Community Arts Council Composition Competition – First Prize for the composition Ichos, 2007
  • Canada Council Travel Grant to attend the world premier of Ventus, Montreal, QC, 2007
  • Schloss Solitude Study Grant, Stuttgart, Germany, 2007
  • Canada Council Travel Grant to attend the world premier of Aer, Toronto, ON, 2006
  • British Columbia Art Council Commission Grant for Altus, 2005
  • Canada Council Travel Grant to attend, and participate, in a Canadian tour of my work Traictus,   2005
  • Acanthes Summer Academy Study Grant, Metz, France, 2005
  • Canada Council Travel Grant for artistic and creative development, Montreal, QC, 2004
  • Jules Leger Prize for New Chamber Music – Third Prize for the composition Island, 2003
  • Canada Council Commission Grant for Iskra, Quasar Saxophone Quartet, Montreal, QC, 2003
  • University of Victoria Fellowship, Victoria, BC, 2002-2004
  • Molinari International Composition Competition – Third Prize for the composition Island, 2002
  • Strings of the Future National Composition Competition – First Prize for the composition Arc, 2001
  • Quebec Council of Arts and Letters Artist Grant to attend the world premier of Island, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2000
  • Sonic Boom Prize for Music Composition, Vancouver, BC, 1999
  • Murray Adaskin Prize in Composition, Victoria, BC, 1998

Selected Experience
Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany 2008:  Accepted to the biannual composition academy/conference at the Schloss Solitude. Activities included lectures on contemporary issues in music, as well as my own musical research. Performance and recording of Ichos, for string quartet, by Ensemble Surplus. Attended individual lessons, and group analysis, with Chaya Czernowin(Israel), Stephen Kazuo Takasugi(USA), and Ole Lutzow Holm(Norway/Sweden).

Acanthes International Festival of New Music, Metz, France, 2005:  Accepted as a student of musical composition to the annual Acanthes Summer Academy. Attended ndividual lessons, and group analysis, with composers Pascal Dusapin(France), Wolfgang Rhim(Germany), and Hilda Peredes(Mexico). Public performance, and broadcast, of Ichos by The Arditti String Quartet and Radio France.

Composers Kitchen, Montreal, Quebec 2005:  Invited to participate in this biannual event hosted by Montreal’s Bozzini Sting Quartet. Activities included lecture and conferencing on contemporary music issues with other composers as well as experimentation with the Bozzini on extended sounds for strings. Developed sketches for a new piece, which were performed for the public.

 Generation 2003-2004:  Accepted to participate in L’Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal’s biannual event. The program happens in three stages: 1) composers work publicly with the group, and lecture/discuss their intentions, as well as demonstrate sounds and excerpts they wish to use in an upcoming musical work; 2) composers write a new piece over the following year; 3) a five stop tour across Canada in which the composers introduce the new piece. Introduction is followed by a performance by the ECM. The program received much press coverage including interviews, and broadcasts, by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with producer Larry Lake.

Musica Nova International Festival of New Music, Sofia, Bulgaria 2002:  Invited as guest composer to attend performances of two new works: Stations for solo harpsichord and Island for string quartet. Duties included a public lecture, interviews with Bulgarian National Television and Radio Performances were recorded and broadcast by Bulgarian National Radio.