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Music From Scratch 2017

Presented by Contact Contemporary Music
Sponsored by the Canadian Music Centre

Call for participants!

Music From Scratch (MFS) is a free, week-long workshop for young adults between 18 and 25 years of age. Guided by the Contact ensemble, participants engage in creative listening, writing, vocal performance, movement, graphic and improvisation exercises leading to the performance of a series of collaborative sound works. MFS helps participants develop new skills and the confidence to take risks both as listeners and creators.

Musical training is not a prerequisite! MFS provides a means for participants to explore alternative ways to be creative with music such that community members with and without musical training are engaged in the process.

Participants are invited to meet daily in a rehearsal setting with the Contact ensemble where music is created and developed throughout the week-long workshop, culminating in a final concert presentation. Although there is a concert scheduled to present the resulting works, the focus of this project is the richness of the experience. Each participant is given a recording of the final concert. Participants are encouraged to “join” the ensemble as performers, however it is not a pre-requisite that participants play a musical instrument.

Main Details:

  • Workshop Sessions: Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14: 2-5pm
  • Rehearsal Sessions (Optional): Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14: 10am-1pm
  • Concert: Friday, July 14, @ 7pm
  • Location: The Canadian Music Centre*, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto

*CMC is an accessible building, washrooms are gender neutral

Participation is Free!

For more info and to register contact:
Matthew Fava
416-961-6601 xt. 207

Complete registration form below!

Contact Contemporary Music acknowledges the support of The Toronto Arts Council, The Canada Council for the Arts, The SOCAN Foundation and the Ontario Arts Council.

The Canadian Music Centre (Ontario Region) acknowledges the support of: The Toronto Arts Council, The Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, SOCAN Foundation, FACTOR, The Department of Canadian Heritage, The Ontario Media Development Corporations.