Annette Brosin

Annette Brosin
Sessional Instructor

Magistra Artium–Composition (Vienna), PhD (UVic)


Areas of research & creative activity

Composer Annette Brosin is interested in investigating a variety of questions surrounding the increasingly complex relationship between digital technologies and music as a site of cultural reproduction. These questions are directly tied into her music, wherein she explores aspects of memory, historical and cultural disintegration, and the meanings of performance-based concert settings. In these contexts, the roles of repetition and ritual gain increasing significance and materialize musically in Annette’s work.


  • MUS 301A/B
  • MUS 205/305/405/555  

Brief biobraphy

Originally from Germany, composer and bass player Annette Brosin has been living and working on Coast Salish territory in Victoria, BC since 2009. She received her Ph.D. in composition from the University of Victoria in 2016. Her music has been performed and broadcasted in North and South America as well as Continental Europe.

Selected works

Untitled For Ensemble (Commissioned by Strata Festival Saskatoon). Premier: Strata Festival, Saskatoon, June 2018

: ears and mouths For Solo Contrabass (Commissioned by Dave Riedstra). Premier: The White Room, Nanaimo, May 2018

fantasiae For Solo Flute and Live Electronics (Commissioned by Redshift Music Vancouver, flutist: Mark McGregor). Premier: Casse-Tête, Prince George, June 2017

Butterfly and Tables For Large Ensemble (Commissioned by Contact Contemporary Music, Toronto). Premier: The 519, Toronto, June 2017

Vertices For Solo Bass and Live Electronics (Commissioned by Dave Riedstra). Premier: Church of Truth, Victoria, May 2017

?! !? (interrobang) For Piano, Harpsichord and Live Electronics (Commissioned by rockeys duo, released on their CD "brocade" (Redshift Records) in 2018). Premiere: Open Space, Victoria, January 2016