Kamloops (British Columbia, Canada), 1976

Composer, educator, and translator Stacey Brown, originally from Kamloops BC, is newly based in St. John’s, Newfoundland after two decades in Montréal. Her music has been described as “organic” (Le Devoir), “powerfully affecting” (Vancouver Observer), and “showing a gift for skillful orchestration” (Bachtrack). Included in her catalogue are concert works, from solo to orchestra, as well as two operas and collaborations in theatre and dance.

Among her orchestral commissions are the countertenor song cycle L’horreur de constater qu’on nous oubliera (2015), Perspectives (2017), the trumpet concerto En soi, in and of itself (2019), Don’t Touch the Middle Switch (2021), Still (2021) for chamber orchestra, and Où la nuit (2022) for string orchestra. Recent chamber works include (un) done (2016) for Pierrot ensemble and two singers, Lachrimae Viventium and Lorasirme Ryny Their Galliard (2019) for viol consort, Urgent Solitudes (2019) for various combinations of voice, cello, and piano, and Moment (2020) for clarinet, violin, and piano. Her work has been supported by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the SOCAN Foundation, and others.