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6 of one : performance instructions

Item is the instructions for Norman Adams' improvisational composition, "6 of one," for performance by Adams (cello); Suzanne Lemieux (oboe); Jeff Reilly (bass clarinet and clarinet); and Paul Cram (tenor saxophone and clarinet). The composition has an approximate tonality of D and textual instructions regarding rhythm, entrances, intervallic relationships of parts, dynamics, range, and timbre.

Adams, Norman

Aikata : [score]

Item is a copy of Sandy Moore's "Aikata," written for any combination of instruments for an indefinite length of time. The composition is based on 11 cluster chords and 11 melodic tone rows, which can be performed in retrograde, inversion, or retroinversion. The 11 chords are taken from the given chords for the Sho, a Japanese mouth organ.

Moore, Sandy, 1944-

Application to Canada Council for Upstream CD project

File contains a copy of the grant application and supporting documents sent to Canada Council by the Upstream Music Association for funding to record a CD. The proposed works for the CD were: "Nocturne" by Steven Naylor; "Don't Hold Back" by Jeff Reilly; "Chipper" by Don Palmer; "Immortal Coil" by Paul Cram; "Change is a Time for Celebration" by Sandy Moore; "Valse Triste" by Robert Bauer; and "Available Light" by Steve Tittle. At the point of application, the Undercurrent Recording label did not exist, but Steven Naylor, Jeff Reilly, and Paul Cram were discussing its creation.

Application to Canada Council for the Arts Japan-Canada Fund

File contains correspondence between the Upstream Music Association and the Canada Council relating to Upstream's request for funding to support a collaborative project between themselves and two Japanese artists, Akikazu Nakamura and Miwa Inaba. File also includes budgets for the project and a description of the project.

Application to Nova Scotia Arts Council

File contains correspondence regarding Upstream Music Association's application to the Touring Program for Grants to Organizations and Small Groups, and the Production/Presentation Program for Grants to Organizations and Small Groups. File also includes a signed copy of the Terms and Conditions for Sustaining Grants to Organizations.

Application to Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture

File contains Upstream Music Association's application to the fund for "Assistance to Organizations for Special Projects in the Performing Arts" for April 12, 1992 to April 24, 1993, rough drafts of the application, and related correspondence. File also includes a letter of support from Saint Mary's University Art Gallery and a letter sent from Upstream to the Charles H. Ivey Foundation requesting support for the upcoming 1993-1994 season.

Application to the Nova Scotia Department of Economic Development

File contains correspondence from the Department of Economic Development concerning financial assistance for the Upstream Music Association under the Product Development Division (PDP) of the Business Futures Program. File also includes correspondence from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, regarding a training program entitled "New Exporters to Border States" (NEBS).

Application to the SOCAN Foundation

File contains Upstream's application for the 1996-1997 season annual student improvisation and composition workshop at Dalhousie University. File also contains related correspondence and statements of accounts from SOCAN for Upstream.

Applications to Canada Council for the Arts

File contains correspondence regarding Upstream Music Association's application to the Classical Contemporary/ New Music Organizations Program; Residencies and Commissioning of Canadian Compositions Program; and New Music Program: Targeted Initiatives program.

Applications, correspondence, and notes regarding funding for the Upstream Music Association

File contains applications and documents for the Nova Scotia Arts Council Operating Grant Application (1998); Canada Council for the Arts Classical Contemporary and New Music Organizations Program Multi-Year Funding (1998-2000); and Canada Council for the Arts Commissioning of Canadian Compositions for a work by Jeff Reilly (1999).

Applications, correspondence, and notes regarding funding for the Upstream Music Association

File contains applications and documents for the Nova Scotia Arts Council Operating Grant Application (2000) and Canada Council for the Arts Classical Contemporary and New Music Organizations Program Multi-Year Funding (2000-2002). File also contains some minutes and financial statements from the Board of Directors for Upstream.

Artistic Director meeting minutes and financial records

File includes minutes of Artistic Directors meetings; Board meetings; budgets and project descriptions by performance season; a copy of the Memorandum of Association and By-Laws of Upstream Music Association; an Upstream mailing list; and copies of grant applications. These documents were likely used by Jeff Reilly during his term as Artistic Director for the association, given the various annotations on the records.

B-flat restaurant : concert pitch part

Item is a copy of Paul Cram's composition, "B-flat Restaurant," dedicated to Don Palmer and composed for a SOCAN grant in 1993. The music is handwritten in common music notation and features long and frequent solo sections.

Cram, Paul

Biographies and Curriculum Vitae for Upstream musicians

File contains biographies and CVs for the following musicians who performed with, or were part of, the Upstream Ensemble: Karen Young, Bob (Robert) Bauer, Jeff Reilly, Paul Cram, Don (Donald Charles) Palmer, Steven Naylor, Sandy Moore, Tom Roach, Norman Adams, Steve Tittle, and Jerry Granelli.
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