• Antony Knight

    Antony Knight is a young composer, actor and singer based in Vancouver, BC and is currently finishing his undergraduate degree in composition and opera performance at UBC. Knight’s compositional work ranges from chamber music, art song, film music, orchestral works and opera. Recently, he worked with Vancouver Opera to compose two short scenes for their New Works Program (2019), was awarded Best Score at the Persistence of Vision Film Festival for the film The Knockers (2019), premiered his opera “Oh Alfred!” at the Vernon Proms Classical Music Festival (2021) and had his orchestra piece “The Protector of the Okanagan” read by the Victoria Symphony Orchestra (2021).

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  • Nadia Lichtig

    Nadia Lichtig is an artist currently living in the South of France. In her multilayered work, voice is transposed into various media including painting, print, sculpture, photography, performance, soundscape and song—each medium approached not as a field to be mastered, but as a source of possibilities to question our ability to decipher the present. Visual and aural aspects entangle in her performances. Lichtig studied linguistics at the LMU Munich in Germany and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France with Jean-Luc Vilmouth, where she graduated with honours in 2001, before assisting Mike Kelley in Los Angeles the same year. She taught at the Shrishti School of Art and Technology, Bangalore, India as a visiting professor in 2006, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Valence in 2007 and is professor of Fine Arts at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-arts of Montpellier (MOCO-ESBA), France since 2009. She has collaborated with musicians who are also visual artists, such as Bertrand Georges (Audible), Christian Bouyjou (Popopfalse), Nicolu (La Chatte), Nina Canal (Ut) and Michael Moorley (The dead C). Lichtig worked and works under several group names and pseudonyms (until 2009: EchoparK, Falseparklocation, Skrietch, Ghosttrap and Nanana).

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  • Walker Williams

    Walker Williams is an eclectic composer from rural West Virginia, whose compositional style runs the gamut from conservative tonality to avant-garde performance art. Williams is pursuing doctoral studies in composition at UBC and holds a MMus from UBC and a BA from Shepherd University in West Virginia. As a white settler, Williams has benefitted from the ongoing act of colonization in both the United States and Canada, and would like to acknowledge that his upbringing and education has taken place primarily on the homelands of the Massawomeck, Manahoac and Musqueam people. Williams’s compositions have been performed throughout Europe and North America, including at the Alba International Music Festival (Italy) and the Blackstad in Residence program (Sweden). In 2019, Williams’s Vandalia for string orchestra was selected as the audience favourite at The EAR classical concert in New York City.

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