2018 / Events, Performances

TURNING for Piano Quartet – world premiere performance by Gwen Hoebig, violin; Daniel Scholz, viola; Yuri Hooker, cello; David Moroz, piano; Tuesday, May 8, 2018; GroundSwell concert “Louis Riel’s Dream”, Eckhardt Hall, Winnipeg Art Gallery.

UPTOWN MUSIC for solo piano by Jim Hiscott; arranged for flute, piano and percussion by Sorin Petrescu; premiere of arrangement by Trio Contraste (Ion Bogdan Ştefănescu, flute; Sorin Petrescu, piano; Doru Roman, percussion); May 22, 2018; Săptămâna Internaţională a Muzicii Noi; Aula UCMB (Bucharest Union of Craftsmen’s Cooperatives), Bucharest, Romania.

2017 Events / Performances

THE MILKY DUST OF STARS – for soprano and cello (texts by Amy Lowell); world premiere performance by Sarah Kirsch and Yuri Hooker; GroundSwell Series; Thursday May 4, 2017, Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg

SHADOW PLAY – for flute and tabla; performance by Marie-Hélène Breault, flute and Shawn Mativetsky, tabla; Ottawa New Music Creators, Saturday, March 18.

WATER CIRCLE – for fiddlers ensemble and string orchestra; world premiere performance by the Frontier Fiddlers and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, led by Karl Stobbe; Tuesday Feb. 14, 2017, Westminster United Church, Winnipeg.

2016 / Events, Performances

LES LARMES DE POLICHINELLE — for flute, viola and cello; performances by New York’s Eight Strings & a Whistle trio (Suzanne Gilchrest, Ina Litera and Matthew Goeke); Sept. 19, 2016, Spectri Sonori Series, Dixon Recital Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana; Nov. 18, 2016, Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York City.

SPIRAL — for two violas; performance by Folie à Deux — Nora Krohn and Nick Revel– at The Stone in New York City; July 31, 2016. Here it is, from youtube:

NORTH WIND — for chromatic dizi and orchestra (excerpt); multiple performances by Xiao-Nan Wang, dizi, with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Julian Pellicano; in the WSO’s Adventures in Music Series, at the Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, and the Western Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall, Brandon, Manitoba; Winter and Spring, 2016

BLUE OCEAN — for clarinet, button accordion, cello and piano; performance by James Campbell, Jim Hiscott, Leanne Zacharias and Alexander Tselyakov, Brandon University Clarinet Festival; at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall , Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba; April 23, 2016.

2015 / Events, Performances

IQALUIT RIVER — for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, double bass and percussion; premiere performance by Derek Charke, Micah Heilbrunn, Karl Stobbe, Elise Lavallée, Leana Rutt, Meredith Johnson and Victoria Sparks, conducted by Julian Pellicano; in the GroundSwell New Music Series, at the Winnipeg Art Gallery; December 16, 2015.

QUINTET FOR ZHENG AND STRING QUARTET — premiere performance by Geling Ziang and the VICO String Quartet; in the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra Series, at Pyatt Hall, Vancouver; November 14, 2015. Here from youtube, courtesy of VICO, is a recording of the performance.

SPIRAL — for two violas; recorded by Folie à Deux (Nick Revel and Nora Krohn); New York, NY; July, 2015



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. The link below will take you to Vimeo, and a video directed by Cecilia Araneda, Winnipeg filmmaker, including Rodrigo Muñoz and Jim Hiscott performing Cumbia 42 (by Hiscott) from the CD.  Please click on “Watch on Vimeo” at the bottom of this box:

Cumbia 42 (2014) from Cecilia Araneda on Vimeo.

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