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Hang Out With Musicworks This Spring

Musicworks is blooming with big ideas! Explore the personalities and collaborative dynamics behind an array of creative Canadian projects in our Spring 2017 print issue[...] Read more


the centre is wherever

Are you experienced? Even if you haven’t strapped on a virtual reality headset to interact with brave new computer-simulated worlds or to visit real-life remote locations (Mount Everest!) or to[...] Read more

Jennie Punter

How We Listen

In the summer of 2013, I was on the hunt for photos of Charlemagne Palestine and was put in touch with crys cole, the artistic director of Winnipeg’s Send + Receive festival. She[...] Read more

Jennie Punter

The Power of Voice: Musicworks Spring 2016

TWO YEARS AGO, TANYA TAGAQ LANDED ON THE COVER OF MUSICWORKS. Her unforgettable voice has been in my head, so to speak, ever since. Our Spring 2014 CD opened with “Tulugak,” a[...] Read more

Jennie Punter

Friendly Exchanges: Musicworks Fall 2015

The title of this post is borrowed from Toronto percussionist Germaine Liu. You’ll have to read Mary Dickie’s lovely story in the Fall 2015 issue to see how Germaine uses the[...] Read more

Jennie Punter

Beautiful Contraptions

On a breezy afternoon in early May, I met composer Allison Cameron and photographer Claire Harvie in the cheery little garden oasis behind Trinity St. Paul’s[...] Read more

Jennie Punter

Musicworks' Summer 2015 issue (#122)

Settle into your porch swing, deck chair, or beach blanket, then dig in to our Summer 2015 issue. Read, listen, and don't forget to look! Eye-catching images (including original photography[...] Read more

The Joy of Discovery

When I was working at the Kingston Whig-Standard in late 1980s, when the daily was still independently owned, I would make my way up the city’s main drag at least once a week for some[...] Read more

Jennie Punter

Play Your Piano

For twenty years I’ve been roommates with a mahogany-stained Heintzman upright piano that has been in my family for five decades. I’ve played numerous black Yamaha uprights and Steinway grands;[...] Read more

Jennie Punter

The Intimacy of Summer Listening

One Friday evening in early May, I jumped on my bicycle and dipsy-doodled to the Music Gallery along Toronto’s pothole-ravaged streets. Musician–producer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh was premiering a new[...] Read more

Jennie Punter

What is an instrument?

One late November day last year, during a family visit to Amsterdam, I stepped out after dinner and took the tram to Oostenburg, a former harbour hub near the city centre and now being redeveloped[...] Read more

Jennie Punter

Community Muse

As I approach the finish line of my first issue as editor of Musicworks, I am keenly aware of the sonic geography that surrounds me. Pharoah Sanders’ Message From Home is playing[...] Read more

Jennie Punter