Helen Pridmore enjoys a career focused on contemporary scored music, experimental music and improvisation. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2012, performing the music of John Cage with the American Symphony Orchestra. Helen has also performed at The Music Gallery (Toronto), La chapelle du bon Pasteur (Montréal), Sound Symposium (St. John’s,) Five Penny New Music Festival (Sudbury), Open Ears Festival (Kitchener), OK.Quoi?! Contemporary Arts Festival (Sackville, NB), Neutral Ground (Regina, SK), Edmonton New Music, Neworks Calgary, Western Front (Vancouver), Voice +++ (Victoria), Wayward Music Series (Seattle, WA), in Mexico City (with the multimedia opera GOYA) and many other venues in North America. As a frequent guest of Aventa Ensemble in Victoria, she has performed major works by Philippe Leroux and Michael Finnissy, and premiered Finnissy ‘s new chamber opera Undivine Comedy with Aventa in January 2018. Helen will be presenting a solo show at the Sound Symposium in July 2018, and will premiere her own solo voice work Sor Juana and the Silences in September.
Helen is a member of the new music ensemble Motion2 and the voice/electronics improvisation duo Sbot N Wo; both ensembles perform and tour in Canada and Europe. Sbot N Wo’s CD Songs was released in 2015. Helen also released two CDs in 2013 on the Canadian Music Centre’s Centrediscs label: Janet, featuring works for solo voice, and …between the shore and the ships… with clarinetist Wesley Ferreira, which won the 2013 East Coast Music Award for Best Classical Recording.
Helen is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance (MAP) at the University of Regina. There, she continues her busy performing schedule while contributing to the university’s rich program of interdisciplinary studies, teaching in music and creative technologies.