Hildegard Westerkamp is a composer, radio artist and sound ecologist.
She presents soundscape workshops and lectures internationally, performs and writes.

"A magical fusion of sounds."
Globe & Mail, Toronto
  • "A magical fusion of sounds."
    Globe & Mail, Toronto
  • "There was more than just a hint of oracular mysticism in Westerkamp's art. There was a magic in those sounds.” Stephen Pedersen, Chronicle-Herald, Halifax
  • "Westerkamp's music balances a poetics of sound with social commitments that include feminism and environmental politics. Her compositions are critical enactments of acoustic space....All invoke attentive listening." Donna Zapf, Beiträge zur Neuen Music, Germany
  • "Westerkamp creates new possibilities for listening. One can journey with her sound to inner landscapes and find unexplored openings in our sound souls. The experience of her music vibrates the potential for change.”
    Pauline Oliveros,Kingston, N.Y., USA (about CD transformations)
  • "Mere words are inadequate to describe what took place when the symphony began....Waves of sound rolled back and forth across the harbour bringing thousands of downtown office workers to their windows. The Canada geese from Stanley Park were aroused and circled through the boats, honking loudly as they joined in." Ken Drushka, Harbour and Shipping) about the Harbour Symphony)
…narrative alchemy… The Wire, Issue 460

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BREAKING NEWS - Long-awaited new release of works composed between 1988 and 2012

Today I am happy to announce my new album, Breaking Newsa collection of works written between 1988 and 2012. It will be officially released on March 11. For the next 6 weeks you can listen to the "title track", Breaking News, and pre-order the album while we do the final touches. Here is my introduction to the album.

Breaking News Cover
Breaking News Cover

"This album wants to stir, unsettle and surprise. But unlike with breaking news in the regular media, it refuses to transmit feelings of helplessness, fear and terror. Instead it wants to energize and revitalize, even when it grapples with incidents of violence and death. The pieces presented here were created between 1988 and 2012. In their togetherness they highlight and celebrate voices that are often relegated to the personal domain: sounds of new life, of unusual artistic sensibilities, of children’s and female voices. They have the power to tip the balance in our lives, in favour of love, resilience and human compassion. If we choose to listen!"

Pre-order here.

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