“Ignite”: Success!

We had the great pleasure of helping facilitate a big interdisciplinary blowout event in honour of our one year celebration of our community composition workshop Opus:Testing a few weeks ago. In collaboration with community-based theatre company Jumblies Theatre and our supportive partner the Canadian Music Centre, we invited a few dozen artists, musicians, poets, writers and creative thinkers to come together and create a day-of installations together on the theme of Canadian heritage. The results were magical and unexpected, and we are grateful to have expanded our creative circles with like-minded thinkers.

Special thanks to our participants!

Composers:
Patrick Arteaga, Jason Doell, Thom Gill, Britta Johnson, Cory Latkovich and Amanda Lowry.

Musicians:
Amahl Arulanandam, Marc Blouin, Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk, Derek Kwan, Etienne Levesque, Jonathan Russell MacArthur, Alexei Orechin, Olivia Shortt, Emiyn Stam, and Laura Swankey

Other Artists:
Penny Couchie, Sid Bobb, Julia Hune Brown, Fiona Clarke, Shifra Cooper, Sharada Eswar, Victoria Freeman, Beth Helmers, Leah Houston, Ange Loft, Nikki Sheffeeullah, Sharada Eswar and many, many others.

The CMC, Jumblies Theatre and Musica Reflecta would like to thank our main sponsors:
The Metcalf Foundation, Platform A-Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Council

Stay tuned for more fun and dangerous projects in the imminent future. Our next community composition call features the multi-talented Hybridity Ensemble, a local group which doubles in instruments within a piece. Come hear their new works presented and workshopped on November 29th at the Canadian Music Centre.

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