Tristan Zaba


Encroachment for Choir and Electronics

As the culmination of my year long residency with the MacMillan Singers, my choral piece “Encroachment" was premiered to great success on March 24th. Despite a few technical glitches leading up to the performance, everything went extremely well and the recording can be accessed below. Many thanks to David Fallis, the MacMillan Singers, and the fantastic soloists Rachel Allen and Kristian Lo for their work on the piece.

Recording of “Encroachment":

Orchestre Francophonie Workshop

I will be working with the Orchestre Francophonie as part of a workshop being run by Simon Bertrand and Tim Brady from July 29th-August 1st. I plan to use this fantastic opportunity to experiment with new material and techniques for use in my University of Toronto Master’s thesis piece to be completed in the coming year.

Études for a Dying Race at Source Song Festival

I am incredibly excited to announce that I will be receiving my first ever international performance on August 9th, when Minneapolis’ Source Song Festival will hold the premiere of my newly revised song cycle, “Études for a Dying Race.” The cycle will be performed as part of a nightclub/cabaret type concert curated by composer Libby Larsen at the conclusion of a week long workshop I will be attending at the festival. I am fortunate to say that this trip is partially funded by the SOCAN Foundation and I am extremely grateful for their support.

August 22 at First Presbyterian Church (Winnipeg) - Cam Denby Recital

Winnipeg marimbist Cam Denby will be premiering a new arrangement and revision of “You Know I’m Here,” the final aria from my opera “I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon” alongside soprano Julia Davis on August 22nd. The piece will be featured as part of a brand new recital series Cam is curating showcasing new music and young talent in Winnipeg. I am honoured to be a part of the project and recommend you check out what is sure to be a fantastic concert.

Cam's recording of my solo marimba piece “Camden":