Victoria Composers Collective

Nathan Friedman is a clarinetist and composer currently based in Victoria, BC.

Alex Jang (1988–) studied music composition with Christopher Butterfield and John Celona in Victoria B.C., and with Aaron Cassidy and Bryn Harrison in Huddersfield, UK.

I love sound. From cutlery clinking to squishing rain boots in the wet mud. I improvise and compose with sounds that fascinate me. Mainly I enjoy attempting to recreate ‘happenstance’. Things that naturally and randomly ‘happen’ in a soundscape.

Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins is a composer, conductor, and music theory teacher resident in Victoria BC.

Dave Riedstra is a Canadian composer of experimental Music. His recent work marks the collaboration between performer, composer, and listener in the sharing of ambiguously delimited moments, spaces, and vibrations.

Why Can't Minimal: Do This?

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:00 pm

On Friday September 30 at 8:00 p.m. the Victoria Composers Collective will come together to present Why Can't Minimal: Do This?, a concert of new works that explores minimalism in music. Inspired by John G. Hampton's exhibition Why Can't Minimal, the Victoria Composers Collective has carefully crafted compositions that reflect upon minimalism in music and respond to artworks included in the exhibition.


The Victoria Composers Collective has been very active locally in recent years presenting a diverse range of new music. In June and July of 2015 they toured a concert of experimental and new music on tour through the interior. Earlier this year they presented a concert of new compositions for rock band.

The Victoria Composers Collective is a Victoria-based community of emerging composers dedicated to the performance and promotion of new music.
Members include:
Dave Riedstra

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