Sponsored by 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education and the Canadian Music Centre – Ontario Region, Toronto Creative Music Lab 2016 is presented as an extension of the chamber music collective Musica Reflecta’s Opus: Testing program. Musica Reflecta Co-Director William Callaghan is a lead organizer of TCML, and is working in partnership with saxophonist Olivia Shortt, and composer Jason Doell. The Lab will be held from this year from June 19 – 24.
From the website:
TCML 2016 will be held from June 19-24 between two Toronto venues: 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education (our primary location) and the Canadian Music Centre’s Chalmers House (our secondary location). 30 participants will be selected from the pool of applicants, consisting of 10 composers and 20 musicians. Participants will be organized into working groups consisting of 1 composer and 1-3 musicians. The members of each working group will be put into contact with each other prior to arriving at TCML. Based on discussion prior to the lab, the composer in the group will write a piece for their collaborators. Once at TCML, the working group will be given a rehearsal schedule that will afford ample time to rehearse and rework the piece before it is performed in concert.
Over the course of TCML 2016, participants can expect 4 professional development sessions, 6 hours of rehearsals distributed through the week (with the possibility to book more rehearsal time), an open rehearsal with all of the participants presenting their work for the purpose of constructive critical dialogue, communal meals, extra-curricular activities, and a public concert that is professionally recorded and livestreamed internationally. Further details outlining the invited guests will follow soon.
TCML 2016 is a peer-mentored education event where every activity is delivered by people in the early stages of their careers. For TCML, early career is not determined by age but encompasses a broad spectrum; from first-year music students to folks exploring music later in life. TCML believes that the knowledge we gain from established artists needs to be complemented by the knowledge we gain from sharing our experiences with one another.
Prospective applicants (musicians and composers) can learn more and apply here.