Allan Gordon Bell

M-body Music Advisor

Allan Gordon Bell

Allan Gordon Bell is a composer who has created works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, orchestra, band, and electroacoustic media as well as an opera.  His music has been performed by soloists, ensembles and orchestras throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He is Professor of Music and was the Interim Director of the new School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary,  an Associate Composer and Past-President of the Canadian Music Centre, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Member of the Order of Canada.  He is the recipient of the 2014 JUNO Award for Classical Composition of the Year for his piece entitled Field Notes.


Allan Gordon Bell
Karen Tanaka
Robert Normandeau
Claude Vivier
Bertrand Chénier
Patrick Carrabre
Bill Horist
Don Stein
Natasha Barrett
Murray Schafer
Kaija Saariaho
Harry Somers
Hildegard Westerkamp


Edmond Agopian
Bill Horist
John Lowry
Shauna Rolston
Suzanne Ruberg-Gordon
Beth Root Sandvoss
Robin Tufts


Serge Bennathan
Marc Boivin
Helen Husak
Amy Henderson
Lee Su-feh
Woytek Mochniej
Melissa Monteros
Robin Poitras
Linnea Swan
Paras Terezakis
Catherine Hayward

Lighting Designers

Graham Frampton
Steve Isom
Jeff Harrison
Brian MacNeil
Jean Philippe Trépanier


Cheryl Bellows
Glen Co
Don Hall
Don Lee
Greg Locke
Arthur Nishimura
Tim Nguyen
Gavin Semple

Visual and Design Artists

Laara Cassells
Angela Dale
Maureen Enns
Kim Huynh
Carey Lees
Douglas McCullough
Scott Mushens
Conroy Nachtigall

Literary Artists & Philosophers

Pamela Banting
Tim Lilburn
Pertra Von Morstein
Jan Zwicky
Robert Bringhurst
adrienne maree brown
Octavia E. Butler
Pema Chodron

Theatre Artists

Richard Armstrong
Chris Hunt
Eric Rose


Battery Opera
Citrus Photography
Dancers’ Studio West
Dancing on the Edge
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
Kinesis Dance
Land’s End Ensemble
Modus Operandi
New Dance Horizons
Public Recordings
Projet bk
School of Contemporary Dancers
Sound Symposium
Ten Gates Dancing
University of Calgary
Vancouver Dance Centre
Vancouver Training Society
W & M Physical Theatre
Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers
Yellowknife Dance Collective
Young Lungs Dance Exchange