Music: Ann-Marie Donovan
Performer, director, creator, producer and teacher, Anne-Marie Donovan is the founding artistic director of Inter Arts Matrix (2007-) and former artistic director of NUMUS Concerts (1994-2000), one of Canada’s premier new music societies. As a classical singer, Anne-Marie has premiered over 50 works in performances across Canada and internationally and is featured on seven CD recordings with two new CDs set for release in 2013. She was founder of Mirror Image Vocal Ensemble (1991-2000) and is a founding member of the Blue Rider Ensemble (1991-). Anne-Marie has also directed a wide range of performance events from performance installations and guerilla events to theatre and new opera. These include Peter Hatch’s street opera, MyAudia; Tim Brady & John Sobol’s opera, The Salome Dancer; and Stimmung by Karlheinz Stockhausen. Anne-Marie’s own creative work includes Sounding Rituals, which premiered at the 2007 Open Ears Festival, Frankenstein’s Ghosts which premiered in Montreal in 2011 and is being made into a feature film, and The Last 15 Seconds (co-creator) with MT Space, which premiered at the 2009 IMPACT International Theatre Festival, and has since toured extensively across Canada and the Middle East. She is currently working as director of two new operas The Record Player with composer Tim Brady & librettist John Sobol, and Ghost Tango with composer Tim Brady & librettist Douglas Burnett-Smith for Vocalypse in Halifax, NS. Anne-Marie teaches in the Music Faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University and in the Drama Department at the University of Waterloo, where she was a recipient of the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award in 2003. She has directed uWaterloo productions of Rocky Horror Show, An Experiment with an Air Pump, Importance of Being Earnest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Ann-Marie on the web: www.interartsmatrix.com