MARK NERENBERG (b 1973 )
Originally from Edmonton, Mark Nerenberg completed both a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Composition at the University of Alberta and a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto. He studied piano with Richard Troeger, Helmut Brauss and Haley Simons. His composition instructors included Christos Hatzis, Malcolm Forsyth, Laurie Radford and Howard Bashaw. His compositions encompass a wide range of styles, genres, and techniques, including instrumental, orchestral, and choral music; electronic music focusing on an interaction between computers and performers; and collaborative multimedia works. Recent compositions include Awakening the Electronic Forest, (multimedia installation premiered at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche 2007), Lines (sound installation first performed at the 2008 Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival), Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra performed by the Toronto Philharmonia with Peter Stoll as soloist, Dialogue for string quartet performed by the Penderecki String Quartet at the Toronto Summer Music Festival (2010), and Ales (for soprano, recorder, viola, speaker, and live electronics), commissioned by the ‘Bird Project’.