An award-winning Canadian composer will discuss the creative process as this year’s Michener Visitor.
Clermont Pépin will give an illustrated public lecture entitled The Creative Process/Le processus createur on Monday, Nov. 24 at 8 pm in room 124, Harrison-LeCaine Hall. Admission is free. The Kingston Symphony will also perform a piece by Mr. Pépin on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2:30 pm at the Grand Theatre. L’Oiseau-Phenix deals with the Greek legend of the phoenix.
Clermont Pépin has won several awards, including the prix de musique Calixa-Lavallée and the Bene Merenti de Patria medal for his contribution to music in Québec, from the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society of Montréal.
In 1980 Radio-Canada International published an anthology of Canadian music on disc in which were four records devoted to a retrospective of the works of Clermont Pépin. In 1981, he was recognized as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his contribution to the advancement of music in Canada. He has written more than 80 works for a range of musical ensembles and several articles about his works have appeared in specialized studies. His compositions have been performed in Canada, the United States, Europe, Clermont Pépin South America and Japan.