Janice Jackson

headsmileB&WJanice Jackson has sung over 180 world premieres, many works written specifically for her, and performed with contemporary music ensembles, in modern music festivals and concert halls around the world – Beijing, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Torino, Toronto, Montreal, New York, Berlin, Johannesburg and more.   She is the Artistic Director of the Halifax based contemporary vocal music society Vocalypse Productions and has produced over 20 shows since then.  Her solo projects included Wolf Moon, Monologue of a Lunatic  (recorded by CBC Radio 2 for the Signal),  Vonda de Ville in Temporal Follies by Lukas Pearse (a melodrama in which she performed the role of Vonda de Ville).  As well, she produced the jazz opera entitled Trudeau: Long March / Shining Path in which she sang the role of Margaret Trudeau.  Recently she premiered 2 new works by Montreal’s Tim Brady: a melodrama about the life of Marie Curie with Victoria’s Aventa Ensemble and 7 songs based on texts by the Tragically Hip’s Gordon Downie with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as well as a new mini opera by Anna Pidgorna entitled Mirror Mirror for voice and electronics and Jerome Blais’ Dremlen feygl with Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain.  She recently sang a full concert of works by Canadian composer Barbara Pentland  in the Vocalypse Festival Pentland Unveiled.  As a publicist she has worked with The Oscillations Festival, subText, pianist Tim Crofts, Upstream Music Association, The Open Waters Festival, and for many Vocalypse concerts.


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