selected projects – click on each title to find out more.
[ L A C E ] four meditations on a steampunk world of musical mechanics. I perform all the compositions myself using various means – guitarlele plucked and bowed, keys and synths, electronic alterations to physical space-time.
[ G R A V I T Y W I N G ] a science fiction love story told through a novel and soundtrack, illustrated through paintings and films by Hali Rey. Isabel and Serge dance in a sci-fi minuet on the planet of New Canada.
[ s o l v e i g ] Based on a song from Grieg’s Peer Gynt, this chamber work was composed for Reconsil + Ambitus, with myself on vocals and electronics. The electroacoustic underpinning consists of the sound of running analog film projectors, sampled and transformed, until they sing melodies of ice. Awarded a composition grant from the Austrian Government.
[ m o n o d r a m a o f t h e m e c h a n i c a l d o l l ] an eight-movement theatre piece for cello and actress, as part of a set of pieces for which I was awarded a grant from the Austrian Government. For this, I wrote my first ever sci-fi libretto and then composed the music using a number of melodic and extended instrumental techniques.
[ s o u n d c l o u d ] My experimental aesthetic combining operatic, classical concert, folk, and electronic impulses. I also have a second soundcloud with past works that followed a more traditionally “contemporary classical” approach.
[ b a n d c a m p ] Digital releases of my music.
[ t w i t t er ] usually tweets focused on music, outreach, science…
[ f b ] Focus on events and musical news.
[ i n s t a ] Artist life, informally documented.
[ v s c o ] Improvisatory photography. Mostly mobile but also Canon and analog.
reviews and features
Clio Em Premieres GRAVITY WING in Montreal – I Care if you listen | 1.9.2015 | Maurice-G. du Berger
Fiction, Space, and Music – an Interview with Clio Em – Ride the Tempo | 18.3.2017 | Mark Anthony Brennan
Meet the Artist … Clio Em, composer & performer – The Cross-Eyed Pianist | 10.12.2017 | Frances Wilson
Clio Em (Canada), Librettist – Chants Libres blog | 22.2.2019 | Guillaume de Pauw
Clio Em: Paper – The Autumn Roses | 28.8.2019