The Bohlen-Pierce Symposium
First symposium on the Bohlen-Pierce scale, Boston, March 7 – 9, 2010
Owen Bloomfield


Owen Bloomfield completed his Master of Music in Composition at the University of British Columbia with Keith Hamel.  His Bachelor of Music is from Wilfrid Laurier University where he studied with Peter Hatch and Glenn Buhr.  He also earned a diploma in music from Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario.

Mr. Bloomfield’s works have been performed by a wide variety of ensembles and soloists in Canada and the United States, including The New Arts Quartet, soprano Natasha Campbell, pianists Christopher Bowlby and Iwona Kaminska, and guitarist Kevin Ramessar.  He is a founding member of the interdisciplinary ensemble SlanT as well as tranSpectra, a group dedicated to the performance and composition of music using the Bohlen-Pierce tuning system.  His piece Wanderer for Bohlen-Pierce clarinet duo is the world’s first for that instrument and has been performed at the Open Ears festival in Kitchener, Ontario.  Mr. Bloomfield has collaborated twice with Yukon writer Lawrie Crawford on the interdisciplinary stage projects Variations on Gestalt and Tilt!.  These works have been performed in Vancouver, Whitehorse, Kitchener and Guelph.  He has also had readings by the Penderecki String Quartet, Trio Phoenix and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.    He is an instructor of piano, theory and composition at the Guelph School of Music and  music director at St. Matthias Anglican Church in Guelph. He currently resides in Cambridge, Ontario.