sylvi macCormac

sylvi macCormac appears as ‘Lenny’ in the Canadian feature film Bella Ciao! (2018), directed by Carolyn Combs; invited to sit on the equity commission for Canada Council 2015; read for Vancouver Playwright Theatre Centre 2016, 2015; composed for and acted in Real Wheels Theatre ’SuperVoices’ 2015 and with Dave Symington co-produced her fifth publication, The Feather Songbook & CD in 2016.

sylvi’s music runs from folk-rock to cinema-for- the-ears soundscapes. macCormac has received numerous awards including Honourable Mention at Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique Bourges, France 1999 and City of Vancouver Remarkable Woman 2012. Published in various collections such as the Canadian Music Centre and Canadian Electroacoustic Community, with commissions and film credits from KickStart, CBC and the National Film Board of Canada.

Her production credits include the documentary short, Patience & Absurdity (2012) about a mother with Alzheimer’s and daughter (sylvi) with MS, and the 2004 Uts’am/ Witness CD including artists Buffy Sainte-Marie, Barry Truax and Squamish Eagle Song Dancers.

sylvi macCormac is the creator of WHEELS Soundscapes: Voices of People with Dis Abilities at the Vancouver Adapted Music Society, Vancouver Folk Music Festival Soundscapes 1999-2002; Heart of the City Festival Soundscape 2015 and an online ebook about WB Yeats and Japanese Nõ Theatre 2000.

With the band Horizon, sylvi returns to her roots in live performance with the added tapestry of experience as an internationally recognized soundscape composer. Her powerful singing blends songwriting that resonates with the Canadian natural and cultural landscape, weaving elements of her rich Celtic heritage with inspiration being born and living in Coast Salish Territory, British Columbia, Canada.