There was a Symposium at the University of Calgary for Malcolm Forsyth, Oct 17-19/19. His daughter Amanda, a world-renown cellist, performed the concerto her father wrote for her, Electra Rising, with the Calgary Philharmonic.
From this Symposium a book on Malcolm Forsyth, edited by Mary I. Ingraham and Robert C. Rival, was issued by the University of Alberta Press. Copies of this book Reflections on Malcolm Forsyth can be purchased through this link. It is available in hard copy and pdf formats.
Malcolm Forsyth (1936–2011) was a musical legend: a much-loved composer, performer, teacher, and mentor. Reflections on Malcolm Forsyth presents a captivating and approachable portrait of one of Canada’s finest modern composers. Readers will discover both public and private sides to the man and gain fresh insights from critical assessments of a broad range of Forsyth’s compositions, his continuing popular appreciation, and his lasting influence on the next generation of musicians and music scholars. Drawing from the perspectives of leading scholars, composers, and musicians, as well as on those of family, friends, students, and colleagues, Reflections on Malcolm Forsyth honours the rich life and cultural significance of this exceptional creative mind. It is important reading for music students and researchers, professional performers, and anyone who loves contemporary music.
Contributors: Tommy Banks, Allan Gordon Bell, Nora Bumanis, Robin Elliott, Amanda Forsyth, Valerie Forsyth, Allan Gilliland, Carl Hare, Mary I. Ingraham, Edward Jurkowski, Ryan McClelland, John McPherson, Fordyce C. (Duke) Pier, Roxane Prevost, Kathy Primos, Tanya Prochazka, Leonard Ratzlaff, Rayfield Rideout, Robert C. Rival, Julia Shaw, Dale Sorensen, Christopher Taylor
Publication date: October 2019
Features: 68 musical examples, 5 tables, list of works, notes, index
Malcolm is a 3 time Juno award winner for Best Composition, and was also nominated for that award another 3 times.