T. Patrick Carrabré is a Métis composer living in Vancouver. Construction of identity and community engagement are long-term themes in his compositions, artistic programming, and administrative activities. His best known works include Inuit Games, for katajjak (throat singers) and orchestra, which was a recommended work at the International Rostrum of Composers (2003), Sonata No. 1, The Penitent, for violin and piano, and From the Dark Reaches, which were nominated for JUNO awards. He was recently recognized with a second Western Canadian Music Award (Classical Composer of the Year) for the album, 100,000 Lakes. Other recent work includes Snewíyalh tl’a Staḵw (Teachings of the Water), written in collaboration with the Elektra Women’s Choir and Orpheus (1), written in collaboration with pianist Megumi Masaki – both will be released digitally in the 2021-2022 season.
Watch Snewíyalh tl’a Staḵw (Teachings of the Water)
Winner – Western Canadian Music Award – Classical Composer of the Year