DCSIMG

Explore the music and influences of 80 Canadian composers.
Trace their influences and traditions back to their points of origin.
Discover the common thematic threads that unite their disparate experiences and musical styles.

Distant Timbres

Distant
Timbres

Voices Afar

Voices
Afar

Other Musics

Other
Musics

Cultural Inspiration

Cultural
Inspiration

Reflecting Canada

Reflecting
Canada

Beyond Borders

Beyond
Borders

Influences of Many Musics

Welcome to the Canadian Music Centre's Influences of Many Musics project, where you'll discover the lives and works of 80 Canadian composers of international origin, and explore the mosaic of culture that is Canada.

You can navigate IoMM in many ways - by choosing a composer, a geographic area on the map (Flash version), or a theme that groups composers according to how they reflect their culture. After you select a composer, you'll come to know aspects of them, their music, and their heritage through a diverse group of artifacts. You'll hear them speak of their origins, see early drafts of their scores, read in-depth media articles, view images and video, and, of course, listen to their music.

IoMM features an instrument gallery of 25 non-Western musical instruments, many of which are used by composers in the Distant Timbres theme, and a teacher's guide to aid educators who wish to use this site in a classroom setting.

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