Music for Heaven

Music For Heaven came about when sculptor Michael Hayden was commissioned to create a permanent piece for The Gallery Of Modern Art in Glasgow, UK in 1994. It is installed in a space between a newly constructed wing of the gallery and the old building. Michael calls this an “inside-outside” sculpture. The space is four storeys…

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Concerto of Deliverance CD release on Sunburst Music A structure of seven movements in a personal odyssey. With guest artists Leora Cashe, mezzo; The Island Academy Singers, children’s choir under the direction of Thea Stavroff; Sharon Stanis, concert virtuoso and violinist with the Lafayette String Quartet; and distinguished clarinet soloist, Patricia Kostek. Stella! Black & White: performance…

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ABOUT JOHN MILLS-COCKELL John Mills-Cockell lives on Vancouver Island and is currently working on his opera “Savitri and Sam”, with Ken Gass of Factory Theatre, with assistance from the Canada Council. Ken and John mounted a successful workshop with several scenes of the original score at the Citadel Theatre on Toronto , September 2013. This…

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John Mills-Cockell lives on Vancouver Island and is currently working on his opera “Savitri and Sam”, with Ken Gass of Factory Theatre, with assistance from the Canada Council. Ken and John mounted a successful workshop with several scenes of the original score at the Citadel Theatre on Toronto , September 2013. This workshop had live performances…

Stella in black and white

A performance piece by John Mills-Cockell & Blake Parker “The tale is a moral allegory. In Stella’s world, animal eyes polished like mirrors stare out of silver windows dissolve in the wash of static gives back a picture of sleek foreign desperadoes with hair-raising underworld connections. In Stella’s world, the photo twins drift down sunset…

Education

Composition with Dr. Samuel Dolin at Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto (1967-68) Taught electronic music with Dr. Samuel Dolin and Ann Southam at Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto gave special course in music production at Fanshawe College in London, Ont piano with John Coveart at Royal Conservatory of Music, U of T (1964-1968)…

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Concerto of Deliverance CD release on Sunburst Music A structure of seven movements in a personal odyssey. With guest artists Leora Cashe, mezzo; The Island Academy Singers, children’s choir under the direction of Thea Stavroff; Sharon Stanis, concert virtuoso and violinist with the Lafayette String Quartet; and distinguished clarinet soloist, Patricia Kostek. Stella! Black & White: performance…

Awards

1989: ProCan award for “Outstanding Contribution to Music for Film” 1968: BMI student composers’ award (Fragments for Orchestra, Study for Bassoon, Prepared Piano and Magnetic Tape) 1969-91: awards & bursaries from Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council, including a senior artist’s grant and numerous commissions