Musicworks

Archived since Spring 2018 Modern Archive Three times a year
19 issues
Musicworks is a triannual arts magazine that explores innovative artists, ideas, and events in music and sound art, from a diversity of perspectives and places. Founded in Toronto in 1978 by notable music experimenters, Musicworks has remained a cornerstone of Canada’s creative-music scene while evolving into a genre-fluid magazine that connects artist, programming, educational, and audience communities across Turtle Island and around the world through its publication and outreach activities. 

Read If You Like: James Tenney, Tanya Tagaq, Sam Shalabi, Kris Davis, Sarah Hennies, Anthony Braxton, Maria De Alvear, Levy Lorenzo, Jean Derome, Cassandra Miller, Colin Stetson, Roscoe Mitchell, New Hermitage, Du Yun, John Oswald, Senyawa, Pauline Oliveros, Tim Hecker, Maria Chávez, Jeremy Dutcher, Gayle Young, Eric Chenaux, Debby Friday, Frank Denyer, Pamela Z, Quatuor Bozzini, Lido Pimienta, Gordon Grdina, Sarah Davachi, Geronimo Inutiq, Linda Catlin Smith, SlowPitchSound, Allison Cameron, New Age Doom.
Latest issue
Sound travels in Musicworks 148! ON THE COVER Stefana Fratila is a composer and sound designer, whose practice is rooted in her early adventures in underground rave scenes. Her sound-related research project at NASA about the planets sparked an ongoing artistic project that includes the creation of plug-ins, a music recording and remix EP, and, most recently, an immersive film. | FEATURES At the Darmstadt 2023 Summer Course, composer Juro Kim Feliz talks to electronic-music composer C-drík and the Indonesian duo Sarana about their work and the realities of bringing experimental music from the Global South to European contexts. The expansive dimensions of saxophonist and free improvisation innovator Evan Parker’s current collaborative work is explored by Stuart Broomer, who talks to Parker at Lisbon’s 2023 Jazz em Agosto. | ALSO INSIDE Commentary by Rollie Pemberton, aka Cadence Weapon; sound artist Charles Harding; World Music Album of The Year Juno-winning duo Okan; Ningxin Zhang, winner of the 2023 Musicworks Electronic Music Composition Contest; recording and event  reviews. 

Subjects: Music

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  • First Issue: Spring 2018
  • Latest Issue: Summer 2024
  • Issue Count: 19
  • Published: Three times a year