Associate Composer-Canadian Music Centre
The Canadian League of Composers
Canadian Aboriginal Music Award-Toronto-2008
“You have just heard a masterpiece“- Gerard Schwarz- The Seattle Symphony
“Ruddell’s music is awesome…beautiful..exquisite, Ruddell writes gloriously for the voice…orchestrations as lush as Bruckner…the Death movement had the somber radiance of a Bach motet.”– The Vancouver Sun
“Ruddell’s music is uplifting…exhilarating… hypnotic… propulsive… sublime. moments of pure divinity…full of colour and variety…rhythmic surges that Frank Zappa or Igor Stravinsky would have been happy to claim…a breakout hit.”– The Georgia Strait
Hello! Thank you for landing on my site. Here’s what I am up to right now.
I have just completed a commission for Seattle’s Interlake Wind Ensemble. The piece is titled: Strength From Rivers. The work is inspired by a dawn walk along an ancient wilderness river trail on Vancouver Island. The piece will premiere in Seattle in January 2024.
A film documenting the creation of my symphony for Lushootseed Elder Vi Hilbert and The Seattle Symphony continues to be screened in Washington State. I travel to N.Y. in early December to plan for the performance of the symphony titled: The Healing Heart Of The First People Of This Land and presentation of the film in the new Perelman Centre For The Arts in 2025.