Terri Hron
Terri Hron


Terri  Hron  


Recorder player and composer Terri Hron comfortably migrates from performance to composition, exploring acoustic and electronic sounds in both written and improvised situations.

As a performer, her particular way of playing her instruments and working with technology inspires others to write for her: Bird on a Wire is Terri’s ongoing project to commission, perform and record new pieces for recorder and live electronics.

The first album was released in 2009 and included works by Peter Swendsen, Laurie Radford, Juan Parra Cancino and Peter Hannan. The second installment, Flocking Patterns, involved eight composers writing in multi-channel: Daniel BlakeJorrit Dijkstra,Jenny Olivia JohnsonEmilie LeBelPaula MatthusenDarren MillerRobert Normandeau and Elliott Sharp. It was recorded in 5.1 surround in 2011 and is currently touring.

Terri performs in many improvisational groups including the multi-disciplinarySpaceMelt with clarinetist Sam Davidson and visual artist Michael Markowsky. Terri’s compositions span the range from works for baroque orchestra to acousmatic pieces. Her current composition projects include Sharp Splinter, a set of works for instruments and electronics based on her family archive, and a new work for Spiritus Chamber Choir, Calgary.

Her own experience as a performer and her interest in working with individuals has led Terri to research creative collaboration between composers and performers, especially within settings involving technology. Using her own projects as case studies, her current doctorate in composition at the Université de Montréal with Philippe Leroux and Isabelle Panneton focuses on composing for what she calls the “idiomatic performer.” 

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