16. December 2008 · Comments Off on Free Music · Categories: Links

Canadian Music Centre is offering up music by Canadian composers.

The CMC’s sound archive is made up almost entirely of works composed, performed and recorded in the last 50 years. Many of the recordings originated as CBC radio broadcasts, often from the now-defunct Two New Hours program. But other recordings were provided by composers themselves – and arrived, over the years, in a wide variety of formats, including vinyl LPs, analog tapes and compact discs.

Preparing that material for online dissemination has been a three-year project.

Centrestreams offers about 90,000 minutes – or just over 62 solid days – of music, ranging from big, orchestral compositions to small pieces for single instruments. The Canadian composers represented are a remarkably diverse group.

I read about it here.

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