Intermountainous

Program Notes
This piece illustrates, through sound, the various techniques used to communicate over long distances (ie. between mountains or intermountainous) such as temple bells, letters delivered laboriously by hand, wireless and satellite communications.

Biographical Sketch
Holding degrees in jazz guitar performance and composition, Amy is currently completing an interdisciplinary PhD in music cognition at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has performed internationally (Canada, USA, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, UK) and at several experimental music festivals. In addition to performing and academic work, she has written contemporary choral, chamber, orchestral and acousmatic work, with premieres at National Sawdust (NYC), Chorus Festival (London, UK), Cerisy Castle (France), 21C (Toronto) and the MISE-EN Festival. In 2017 she received the Roberta Stephen Composition Award from the Association of Canadian Women Composers.

Performer Biographical Sketch
Julian Bertino was born in a small town in Ontario, Canada. He has studied guitar with Patrick Roux, Philip Candelaria, Denis Donegani, Dr. Matthew Gould (of Duo46), Louis Trepanier, and composition with Dr. John Gordon Armstrong and Dr. Frederic Lacroix. He has premiered compositions and performed in masterclasses and festivals, including performances for Johannes Möller, Sergio Assad, Marcin Dylla, Bruce Holzman, Adam Holzman, Nicholas Goluses, Lorenzo Micheli and Matteo Mela (SoloDuo), and others.

His music is diversely inspired, and he has performed in rock, metal, jazz, classical guitar, mixed chamber and choral ensembles, and as an electroacoustic/electronic music producer and DJ. He is currently dedicated to the realization of Zen teachings in music and expanding the repertoire of the 10-String Guitar.