Justin Christensen

justin ChristensenIn my music, I enjoy exploring the inner workings of the musical object, rigorously examining it to expose its internal oppositions and generative potential, then delving into it and manipulating the complex and chaotic relations.

In the end, what I want to do is to strip the material away from itself, misremembering and re-contextualizing it to be perceived from different points of view meaning different things to the listener at different points in time.  Where are the synergistic boundaries?  How does it exist in time, move in time?  How can it exist in another time?


Composer Justin Christensen wins the Jules Léger Prize for The Failures of Marsyas

December 4, 2010

The Canada Council for the Arts announced on December 1st that I have been chosen as winner of the 2010 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music for the work The Failures of Marsyas commissioned and performed by the New European Ensemble.  Also recognized was Graham Flett and Michael Oesterle for their works.  To be recognized with these two as well as by a jury of my peers that I greatly respect makes me feel privileged and very happy.  Yay!

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