Musicworks. This English-language magazine was founded 1978 in Toronto. At first a supplement to the Toronto literary periodical Only Paper Today, Musicworks became independent with its fifth issue and was published quarterly until 1987. It was published tri-annually 1987-2003 by the Music Gallery, and from 2003 by Musicworks Society of Ontario Inc. Beginning in 1983 each issue has been accompanied by a recording related to its subject matter. As "The Canadian Journal of Sound Exploration," Musicworks has devoted each issue to a specific theme, focusing on the vision and activities of artists who move outside the musical mainstream. Score reprints or samples complement the texts and recordings, while imaginative photography, layout and illustrations give each issue its special colour.
Editors have been Andrew Timar 1978-82, Tina Pearson 1982-7, Gayle Young 1987-2007, David McCallum 2007-9, and Micheline Roi beginning in 2009. A variety of issues have been compiled by guest editors, among them Neil Ballantyne, Wende Bartley, Christopher Butterfield, Eric de Visscher, Dan Lander, Terrill Maguire, Gordon Monahan, John Oswald, André Paradis, Linda C. Smith and Tim Wilson. Contributors to Musicworks have included Rob Bowman, Tim Brady, Austin Clarkson, Don Druick, David Dunn, Udo Kasemets, David Mott, Paul Rapoport, David Rosenboom, Jon Siddall, James Tenney, Barry Truax, Hildegard Westerkamp, and Mike Zagorski.