(b. 1963, Ontario).
Canadian composer of mostly chamber works that have been performed in the Americas and elsewhere.
Ms. Roi received her BMus in composition at Queen's University at Kingston in 1987 and her MMus in composition at McGill University in Montréal in 1992. She then attended courses on computers in music and psychoacoustics at Stanford University in 1994–95, where she also attended seminars in composition with Jonathan Harvey, Jody Rockmaker and David Soley in 1995–96.
Among her honours are the Rodolphe Mathieu Award in the competition for young composers of CAPAC (1990) and the Godfrey Ridout Award in the competition for young composers of SOCAN (1992). Her music has been performed in Canada, the Netherlands, the USA, and the UK, as well as in South America.
She is also active in other positions. She has served as co-chair of the programming committee for the ensemble Continuum in Toronto since 1999, as director in Ontario of the Association of Canadian Women Composers since 1999 and as a council member for Ontario of the Canadian League of Composers since 2001.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
Tengo que decir..., bandoneón, small orchestra (piano, percussion, 24 strings), fixed media, 2004
On Axum, flute, fixed media, 1986
Algunos, 2 guitars, 1988
Enterfaces, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, 1988
From a Borrowed Garden, string quartet, 1990
Fondly through the Madness Breathing, accordion, 1992
Of Breath and Touch, clarinet, percussion, 1995
Grieving the Doubts of Angels, piano, percussion, 1999
Evolving Landscapes on the Will of Dread, flute, clarinet, viola, cello, piano, percussion, 2000
Why Wonder, 12 mixed voices, percussion, 1986
Of a Covered Harvest, 8 mixed voices, percussion, 1991
Toward the Light Wanting, 8 mixed voices, oboe, percussion, 1997
Handmaiden's Eve, mezzo-soprano, saxophone, trumpet, percussion, 1987
From a Familiar Darkness, soprano, piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trombone, 2 violins, viola, cello, piano, percussion, 1996
bear.ing, mezzo-soprano, piano, percussion, fixed media, 2003–04
Don't Try This at Home, prepared piano, 1987
Of Experiential Fruit, 1989
Lessening Stillness Growing, harpsichord, live electronics ad libitum, 2001
Blood and Sand, fixed media, 1987
Sue's Closet, fixed media, 2003
Of Experiential Fruit. alcides lanza, piano (Shelan: esp-9401, 1993)
Of Breath and Touch. Peter Stoll, clarinet; Bill Brennan, percussion (Continuum: CR-CD 9801, 1998)
Fondly through the Madness Breathing. Joseph Petric, accordion (Centrediscs: CMCCD 7802, 2002)