Juno-nominated composer Jocelyn Morlock is one of Canada’s most distinctive voices. She began her term as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Composer in Residence on September 1, 2014, having just completed a term as the inaugural Composer in Residence for Vancouver’s Music on Main.
“A lyrical wonder, exquisite writing” with “an acute feeling for sonority” and an approach that is “deftly idiomatic” (Vancouver Sun), Morlock’s music has received numerous accolades, including: Top 10 at the 2002 International Rostrum of Composers; Winner of the 2003 CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composers competition; winner of the Mayor’s Arts Awards Emerging Artist (2008); Juno Nomination for Classical Composition of the Year in 2011. Her first full-length CD release, Cobalt, was nominated for three Western Canadian Music Awards and won Classical Composition of the year in 2015.
Highlights of recent premieres include Earthfall for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Big Raven for the Emily Carr String Quartet, Ornithomancy, a concerto for flutist Paolo Bortolussi and the Vancouver Island Symphony, Three Meditations on Light for the Couloir duo, and Luft, a music and dance production with choreography by Simone Orlando, featuring Josh Beamish and the dancers of MOVE: The Company, written forTurning Point Ensemble’s prize-winning production Firebird 2011.