Disintegrate by Dylann Miller – YCW 2019

Now in its 32nd year, Array’s workshop is designed to benefit early-career composers of any age who have completed their basic studies in composition.


Over a four-week period, four composers will work intensively with the musicians, conductor, and mentor to create a new work for members of The Array Ensemble (Sheila Jaffé, violin; Colleen Cook, clarinet; Stephen Clarke, piano; David Schotzko, percussion/Artistic Director; Rick Sacks, conductor).

Unrestricted experimentation is encouraged, and composers are expected to attend each other’s sessions in an atmosphere of open dialogue and creativity. The curriculum includes weekly sessions with the ensemble and Composer Mentor, listening sessions featuring participants and guest presenters, instrumental workshops, and private sessions.

All sessions, workshops, and concerts are recorded in audio and video for the participants’ unrestricted use.


Born in New York and living in Toronto, Linda Catlin Smith studied music in NY, and at the University of Victoria. Her music has been performed and recorded by: Tafelmusik, BBC Scottish Orchestra, Victoria, Kitchener-Waterloo and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras, Arraymusic, Tapestry New Opera, Via Salzburg, Evergreen Club Gamelan, Exaudi, the Penderecki and Bozzini string quartets, and soloists Eve Egoyan, Philip Thomas and Elinor Frey.

Recent performances include the Tectonics Festival in Glasgow (2017), Huddersfield Festival (2017), and at the Principal Sound Festival (London, 2018), and several solo discs of her music have been released: Thought and Desire, with Eve Egoyan, and Dirt Road, Drifter and Wanderer with Apartment House on the label ‘another timbre’. She will be a featured guest in a concert of her piano music in Tokyo, performed by Satoko Inoue, March 2019, and her new string trio will be performed by the Goeyvaerts String Trio in Louth, Ireland in June. Some of her works are now available through Composer Editions.

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