Artistic Director

Artistic Director Juliet Palmer is a composer, sound artist and performer. Juliet moved from Aotearoa-New Zealand to New York in 1990 to work with interdisciplinary pioneer Meredith Monk, completing her PhD at Princeton University in 1999. Based in Toronto her recent works include: Choreography of Trauma and Inside Us, audio-video installation and performance (Continuum and The Element Choir, 2020); Oil & Water, Detroit Symphony Orchestra (2019); Ukiyo, floating world, Urbanvessel and Toronto’s Thin Edge New Music Collective, ONGAKU Festival (2019); Cutwork, Auckland Chamber Orchestra (2019); and Sweat, a cappella opera, writer Anna Chatterton (CalArts, Los Angeles; Bicycle Opera tour; National Sawdust, New York). Recent recordings include: small excesses, pianist Sarah Watkins and violinist Andrew Beer (Rattle Records); and rivers, solo CD release (Barnyard Records, 2018). Scores and recordings at: and Listen to her work on soundcloud. Find out more at