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Justin Christensen is a Canadian composer, researcher, and performer that is based in London, U.K., after recently completing a period of post-doctoral research at Aalborg University in Denmark. Prior to that, he earned his PhD in music composition in the UK with Michael Finnissy, completed degrees in music composition at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Netherlands, and degrees in music composition and trumpet performance at McGill University in Canada. His research focuses on the temporal, emotional and immersive listening experience, and has resulted in him writing a book titled Sound and the Aesthetics of Play: A Musical Ontology of Constructed Emotions. He regularly performs on trumpet with Ensemble Modelo62, and his compositions have been performed by the Asko Ensemble, Aventa Ensemble, Continuum Contemporary Music Canada, Modelo62, New European Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Norrbotten Neo and Standing Wave Ensemble among others. He has received a number of awards and prizes, including the Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music, TIHMS Composition Prize, ORSAS Award, and J.B.C. Watkins Prize.

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