Composers' Toolbox // Nicholas Murray

Monday, January 22, 2018
Event Title: Composers' Toolbox // Nicholas Murray
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Price: $(FREE)
  • Genre: Electronic / Multimedia
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  • Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm (doors at 6pm)
  • Location: Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street*
  • Admission: Free, advanced registration is encouraged

Join us on January 22 for the next installation of the Composers' Toolbox series, a talk / demonstration and Q&A with:

Nicholas Murray: Post-production aesthetics: technology as compositional catalyst

Nicholas Murray discusses post-production aesthetics — which begins with an already “finished” work, sampling it and reworking it into something new — and the spaces it opens for compositional thinking. In a talk and demonstration, Murray will show how the questions behind his process adapt themselves to different environments: dancefloor, album listening, theatrical design, and demonstrate his approach to sampling, generative synthesis, and more.

Nicholas Murray is a Barbados-born, award-winning electronic producer, composer and musician who has been making music since 1992. He started out making audio loops from community radio shows with two rickety tape decks. From there, his first claim to fame was with the underground hip hop legend, Da Grass Roots – which he produced from 1993-2000 – but is probably best known as the co-founder of the long-standing politically-charged minimal project, LAL Forest. He has toured 10 countries and 3 continents, has produced tracks for many artists, including Thunderheist and Luanda Jones, and is always scoring projects in film and theatre.

About Composers' Toolbox

The Composers’ Toolbox series gives a space for contemporary composers to share the questions, processes, techniques, and inspirations that inform their work, in an intimate, interactive, and publicly accessible format. Geared towards contemporary artists in other fields as well as practing musicians, the series embracing the wide range of approaches involved in composition today, presenting artists whose methods and aims resonate with questions and processes at work across the contemporary arts. An open space for learning and discussion, Composers’ Toolbox hopes to give attendees tools to rethink and refresh their own creative practices.

Accessibility Information

Transit Support // Please indicate whether you require TTC tokens (2) in the comments section when you register.

Food & Nutrition // We will be providing a variety of healthy snacks for participants. 

Childcare // We will have childcare arrangements on site. If you plan to bring a child, or children, please include information in the comments section when you register: the number of children, ages, allergies, and other relevant information. Childcare will be located on the second floor in the CMC boardroom, a short distance from the performance space. Unless your child will be seated beside you in the performance space, you do not have to count them in the number of tickets you order.

Venue // *The Canadian Music Centre is an accessible venue through a street level entrance to the right of the main entrance. The CMC has gender neutral washrooms.