Thursday 2 August 2012

ASL 2012: Livingston & Lew

Cecilia Livingston is a doctoral student in composition at the Faculty of Music,
University of Toronto, where her work is supervised by Christos Hatzis. Her chamber
music has been heard across Canada, and she is deeply involved in Toronto’s choral
music community, with a special focus on writing music for women’s choirs. She is the
composer-in-residence for the Cantabile Chamber Singers.
Her creative and academic work is funded by a CGS scholarship from the Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and her articles have appeared in Tempo
and in Canadian Music Educator.

Janey Lew currently resides in Vancouver, BC (unceded Coast Salish territories). A Ph.D. Candidate in Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, she has recently taught in the Department of English at Capilano University and the First Nation Studies Department at Simon Fraser University. Janey is writing her dissertation on activism and alliance in literary narratives of acknowledgment by native and Asian North American writers. Her poems and creative non-fiction have appeared in Fugue, Ricepaper and Uprooted Literary Magazine.