December 15, 2020
Mark Limacher is a Composer-Pianist currently based in Calgary, Canada. He is a graduate of New School University in New York City, and has studied privately with composers Linda Catlin Smith (Toronto) and Laurence Crane (London, UK). In 2013 he served as apprentice to composer Bunita Marcus in Brooklyn, NY.
He has composed extensively for piano, solo instruments, and chamber ensembles, being particularly drawn to small gestures, soft dynamics, and delicately constructed aural textures. He is a passionate advocate for all things Quiet-Slow-Boring, his personal sarcastic-provocational oeuvre.
As a pianist and keyboard player he has performed with groups and artists such as the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Theater Calgary, and the Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble. He is an active member of the Calgary music community, and also appears frequently at many smaller venues.
Other areas of interest include Italian opera, popular music of the early 20th Century, Psychoanalysis, and Mediterranean cooking. In 2016 he co-founded the NCRA award winning radio program Unprocessed with Laura Reid.