Fides Krucker (Vocal performer and consultant) specializes in contemporary vocal repertoire. After training at the Banff Centre in the mid-eighties she performed the Berio Folksongs extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East with such orchestras as the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, Il Maggio Musicale in Florence and the Opera de Lyon. Krucker has also premiered new operas by several dozen composers both at home and abroad and is particularly interested in bringing extended vocal techniques into the development of new work. Fides has been recorded extensively by the CBC for the broadcast of new electroacoustic works and chamber works. Highlights of this aspect of her career include Jappements a la lune by Christopher Butterfield with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Massey Hall, solo works by electroacoustic composers Daniel Scheidt, Michael Maguire, Gavin Bryars, Wende Bartley and Susan Frykberg (picked up in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto) and chamber works by Schafer, Ravel, Shostakovich and Respighi. Her interdisciplinary work has included work with dance theatre company Jumpstart!, hologram artist Mary Alton and writer/director Thom Sokoloski for the music drama Artaud’s Cane (for which she received a Dora nomination in composition).