about Terri


Terri Hron performs and creates music in a wide range of settings, often in collaboration with others.
Bird on a Wire is her solo performance project. In early projects, Terri mostly played recorder and electronics, often assisted by Juan Parra Cancino. In ABSORB THE CURRENT (2008) and FLOCKING PATTERNS (2011), she presented 14 new pieces for recorder and electronics that she commissioned from other composers. Now, for NESTING (2015), she is working with artists from various visual and embodied practices to integrate video, movement and sound performance.
For Portrait Collection, Terri is composing for a group of unique instrumentalists, each with a rich experience of interpretation, improvisation and composition. In solo and group sessions, she studies their sounds and words, creating scores and samples from each session to remix in future ones. Terri thus slowly defines a portrait of each instrumentalist over time. The performers present at any given session are sometimes live, other times recorded, investigating the relationship and perception of time and space in performance.
As Beta Lyræ, Terri and Cléo Palacio-Quintin network their own and others’ music into performances on augmented flutes. With Sam Davidson (music) and Michael Markowsky (visuals), Terri organises multi-media Spacemelt shows with numerous guest performers. She is herself a guest or soloist sometimes, appearing with groups like the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Constantinople, Productions SuperMusique and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra.
Terri also composes music for and in collaboration with other performers. Recent projects include Sharp Splinter, a set of pieces for instrumentalists and electronics based on the archive of correspondence, audio and film that her family collected during the Cold War, and BitterSweet, a choral work with electronics, that highlights a recording of her grandfather reading his poetry. She has a new album with Monty Adkins of collaborative works for her consort of renaissance recorders entitled Lepidoptera.
Terri studied musicology and art history at the University of Alberta, recorder performance and contemporary music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and electroacoustic composition at the Université de Montréal. She is currently researching collaborative practices and the perception of time and space in electroacoustic performance as Visiting Scholar at Wesleyan University. Terri is the grateful recipient of a number of artist residencies, awards, grants and scholarships.