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PhD student’s song wins major award

Submitted on Monday, November 28, 2022

PhD student and folk singer-songwriter Camille Intson has won this year’s Ontario Arts Council Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award for her song Winter, which euphoniously recounts unrequited love and loneliness, and was described by Buzz Music as, “a transcendent listening experience.”

Intson’s doctoral research examines the ways in which queer and feminist creators are using emerging technological tools and techniques (for example, virtual reality, soma design, intermedial performance, and algorithmic technologies) within contemporary arts praxis to resist cisheteropatriarchal and colonial-capitalist frameworks of viewing and experiencing