Layale Chaker & Sarafand Inner Rhyme
Flying Lotus Flamagra
Shafiq Husayn The Loop
Anne-Sophie Mutter / John Williams Across the Stars
Anderson .Paak Ventura
Caroline Shaw / Attacca Quartet Orange
Solange When I Get Home
James Tenney Changes: 64 Studies for 6 Harps
Dwight Trible Mothership
Honourable mention: Marvin Gaye You’re the Man
Bruce A. Russell aka Ibrahim El Mahboob (b. Kingston, ON, 1968) is a composer and self-taught pianist living and working in Toronto (Tkarón:to, the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat). He studied at York University with James Tenney and Phillip Werren. He has composed music for the Madawaska String Quartet, Modern Times Stage Company, McMaster Dancers and choreographers Pam Johnson and Tracy Renee Stafford. Interest in his work increased in 2020, with performances by Arraymusic, Prism Percussion, Second Note Duo, San Juan Symphony and Idaho Falls Symphony. He was host of Radio Music Gallery, and has written for Musicworks and I Care if You Listen. His interests are in 20th and 21st century concert music especially postminimalism, and music of the African diaspora including notated and non-notated forms. He is a parent of three and is employed in the financial sector.
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