T. Patrick Carrabré likes bold flavours. Whether he’s chopping things up in the kitchen or blending unique sounds in his studio, the end result is always tasty. Omnivorous as a listener and as an eater, Pat’s influences span history and the globe. While he still finds inspiration in the traditions of western music, his ears have led him to forge connections across a broad range of musical boundaries and explore new models for contemporary music. For well over a decade he worked closely with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, including six seasons as composer-in-residence and co-curator of the orchestra’s wildly successful New Music Festival. Also active in the media, Carrabré served two-seasons as the weekend host of CBC Radio 2’s contemporary music show The Signal.