KATERINA GIMON

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Katerina Gimon (b. 1993 – Burlington, Ontario) is an award-winning Canadian composer, improvisor, and vocalist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Named as one of Canada’s hot 30 classical musicians under 30by CBC as well as a recipient of a SOCAN Young Composer award, her music has been described as “intimate”, “thought-provoking”, and “staggering in its beauty and originality”. Katerina’s compositions have been broadcast and presented across Canada, the United States (most notably at Carnegie Hall), and Europe by ensembles including Vancouver Youth Choir, Musica Intima, Redshift Music Society, Arcady, Erato Ensemble, and re:Naissance Opera, among others. Katerina holds a Master of Music in Composition from the University of British Columbia (’17) and an Honours Bachelor of Music degree in Composition and Improvisation from Wilfrid Laurier University (’15). 

All Together We Are Love

by  Katerina Gimon

SSA   $2.35   CP 1614  duration – 3:25
Zimfira is very enthusiastic about including this beautiful composition in her children’s choir series. 

I am a song for all hearts
and when our spirits soar
All together we are love

ELEMENTS: (COMPLETE SET OF FOUR) 1) EARTH 2) AIR 3) FIRE 4) WATER

by  Katerina Gimon 

SATB a cappella (vocalese)  $5.50   CP 1499 (EARTH) – duration – 5:35
SATB a cappella (vocalese)
 $5.50   CP 1500 (AIR) – duration – 1:10
SATB a cappella (vocalese)
 $5.50   CP 1451 (FIRE) – duration – 1:35
SSAA a cappella (vocalese)  $5.50   CP 1635 (FIRE) – duration – 1:35
SATB a cappella (vocalese)
 $5.50   CP 1501 (WATER) – duration – 3:50
SATB a cappella (vocalese)
 $5.50   CP 1498 (COMPLETE SET) – duration – 12:10

This exciting composition is the first addition to the Vancouver Youth Choir Series.
Elements was composed in 2013 and premiered in March 2014 by Laurier Singers under Lee Willingham. This set of works abstractly depicts the four classical elements and explores the wide range of capabilities of the human voice – from overtone singing, to vocal percussion, to colourful vocal timbres. This set of works is a 2016 SOCAN Young Composers Competition Winner, 2015 Vancouver Chamber Choir’ Young Composers’ Competition winner, and a 2014 IAWM Search For New Music winner.

EARTH - (from Elements - first movement)

by  Katerina Gimon

SATB  $2.35   CP 1499  duration – 5:35
Earth is a beautiful, texturally-driven work depicting the simple yet unexplainable beauty of the earth. The work features harmonic overtone singing by a group of soloists; an accessible introduction to overtone singing in a choral setting. Earth is the first piece in a set of four SATB works called Elements.

earth
calm, constant
study, still, steady
rock, sand, soil, and terrain
earth 

AIR - (from Elements - second movement)

by  Katerina Gimon

SATB  $2.25   CP 1500  duration – 1:10
Air traces the movement from calm breath to thick violent winds. Together singers gradually introduce new sounds and pitches, building an intricate texture with ever-shifting emphasis. The second piece in a set of four SATB works called Elements.

air
wind, breath
free, dynamic, transparent
moving, flowing, changing, and fuelling
air

FIRE - (from Elements - third movement)

by  Katerina Gimon

SATB  $2.35   CP 1451  duration – 1:35
SSAA  $2.35   CP 1635  – duration – 1:35
Fire is a fun, lively and energetic work incorporating vocal percussion, body percussion, nasal singing, calls, nonsense syllables, as well as optional percussion. Fire is the third piece in a set of four SATB works called Elements.

fire
heat, light
strength, fuel, drive
burning, melting, evaporating, and transforming
fire 

WATER - (Elements - fourth movement)

by  Katerina Gimon

SATB  $2.35   CP 1501  duration – 3:50
Water presents powerful soaring textures, and lilting melodies that grow and decay like waves in the water. Water is the fourth and final piece the set SATB works called Elements.

water
growth, change
deep, reflective, fluid
flowing, connecting, nourishing, and cleansing
water

To the Peak of the Mountain

by  Katerina Gimon

SATB  $2.35   CP 1784  duration – 3:25
Come away, away now! To the mountain away.
On a path through a forest of endless green