I write accessible modern music with a jazz, soundart and classical background. I live in Cape Cod, an artists community, compose for contemporary performance ensembles and create music in several formats for the web. I make background music for videos.
Burton is a “wash ashore” Cape Codder (Massachusetts) living with a water view, two cats in a cottage surrounded by the luscious dunes and wetlands visited by thousands of tourists every year. She studied music at the University of Idaho at Moscow in the 1970’s forming several bands both rock and jazz. After moving to Washington DC to listen to the musicians in the fabulous jazz scene, she moved to the Cape finding peace and a supportive environment for concentrated composing. Canary’s work progressed through jazz, pop and sound art into classical music based on these roots. She likes Chopin, John Coltrane and Aaron Copland; Thelonius Monk and Meridith Monk, Erik Satie and the Norwegian group SPUNK….