2018 Sonic Boom Festival: Composer in Residence, Owen Underhill

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The 2018 Sonic Boom Festival will be held this year from March 22-25, 2018. We are excited to have Owen Underhill joining us this year as Composer in Residence! Owen Underhill is a respected Canadian composer/conductor, an inspirational music educator/mentor, and an influential cultural animator. He has composed over 70 works and conducted 175 premiere performances. He has been a leading force in shaping contemporary music culture on the West Coast. Underhill has a special commitment to Canadian music and innovative interdisciplinary collaboration, and was recently honoured as one of 50 special ambassadors for Canadian music as part of the Canadian Music Centre’s 50th birthday celebrations. He has been the president of the Canadian Music Centre’s British Columbia Board since 2010.

He is also the Co-Artistic Director and Conductor of the Turning Point Ensemble- one of Canada’s most distinctive and accomplished large-size chamber ensembles. He won the Most Outstanding Composition award at the 2007 Western Canadian Music Awards.