2014 / Events, performances

SPIRAL — for two violas; performance by Folie à Deux at Word Up, New York, NY.;  Sunday, Dec. 14.

SPIRAL — for two violas; performance by Folie à Deux  — Nick Revel and Nora Krohn– at The Shed Space, Brooklyn, New York; Dec. 6.

SHADOW PLAY — for flute and tabla; performance by Jack Chen and Shawn Mativetsky at the Scotia Festival’s Chamber Player Series in Halifax; Nov, 12.

CD RELEASE, 2014: Quatrain for two flutes, on “Canadian Flute Duos”, a recording of Canadian works by flutists Jennifer Brimson Cooper and Amy Hamilton (Independent label).  “Rich tone, extraordinarily precise ensemble playing and lyrical musical phrases highlight this new release…Jim Hiscott’s Quatrain for two flutes is a four-movement work with minimalist qualities, contrapuntal lines and harmonic two-part runs. Especially beautiful is the composer’s use of lengthy held single notes which are reminiscent of his accordion works and performances.” (The Whole Note)

SHADOW PLAY — for flute and tabla; performance by Josephine Wilkin and Shawn Mativetsky; Powis Hall, Bangor University, Bangor, Wales; 6 March 2014.

AL PARADISO — for violin, bass clarinet and SATB choir; premiere performance by Karl StobbeLori Freedman and Canzona, conducted by Henry Engbrecht; at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Monday, 3 March 2014.

FAR HEAVENS — for chromatic dizi and string orchestra; premiere performance by Xiao Nan Wang and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Judith Yan; at Westminster United Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Wednesday, 8 January 2014.

2013 / Events, performances

Swirl —for solo cello; performance by Clara Shandler; Backstage Lounge, 1585 Johnston Street., Vancouver, B.C.; Sunday, 15 December 2013.

Caña — for Latin band, string trio and button accordion; premiere performance by Papa Mambo Band led by Rodrigo Muñoz; Mary Lawton, Elise LavalléeEmma Quackenbush, string trio; and Jim Hiscott, button accordion; in GroundSwell ‘Latin Party’ concert, at Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg; Thursday, 16 May 2013.

Norte Tropical CD launch — new CD by Rodrigo Muñoz and Jim Hiscott. Live performances of selections from the CD by Rodrigo, Jim and quartet, at the Atrium, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park Mall, Winnipeg. Saturday, 4 May 2013.

Cantu — for orchestra; premiere performance by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Mickelthwate; Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg; Tuesday, 29 January 2013.

World Dances is a good example of  new music that really works” — Andrew Thompson, Winnipeg Free Press