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(De)Collage: The next installment of the Opus: Testing project featuring the Hybridity Ensemble

(De)Collage: The next installment of the Opus: Testing project featuring the Hybridity Ensemble

November 16, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 16, 2015

(De)Collage: The next installment of the Opus: Testing project featuring the Hybridity Ensemble takes place on November 29

Date and Time: Sunday, November 29, 3-5 pm
Location: The Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
Admission: Free, no registration required

(Toronto) – Join Musica Reflecta for an exciting presentation at the Canadian Music Centre that includes new compositions written for Toronto-based Hybridity Ensemble. Hybridity features four phenomenal hybrid musicians, each specializing in multiple instruments. The group members include: Shaelyn Archibald (soprano, flute), Michael Bridge (accordion, digital accordion, piano), Emily Hill (flute, celtic harp, piano), and Daniel Wheeler (tenor, bass).

Rarely do multi-instrumentalists have a chance to explore their various specializations in a single piece. As an ensemble, Hybridity wants to develop and explore music that exploits various dimensions of the members’ musicianship simultaneously or in close proximity—as part of Opus: Testing, we invited composers to explore this possibility and create pieces for Hybridity. Following a workshop, and rehearsal process, Hybridity is ready to share these new pieces!

The program will include new works written by: Colin Sandquist, Sean Savage, Brian Abbott, Ian Cusson, Zach Clark, and Menon Dwarka. As they developed their pieces, we encouraged the composers to explore the ideas of decollage (subtracting/tearing from a piece to create space and reveal layers) or collage (combining different sonic material to make a coherent whole).

Opus: Testing is a creative workshop that encourages open collaboration among composers and musicians at various career-stages. We facilitate skill sharing and community building through various activities that also connect audiences with the creative process of participating artists.


For more information, please contact:

Matthew Fava
CMC Director – Ontario Region
E: ontario@musiccentre.ca
T: 416-961-6601 xt. 207

Will Callaghan
General Manager – Musica Reflecta
E: musicareflecta@gmail.com

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About the Canadian Music Centre: The Canadian Music Centre, established in 1959, oversees the music of the largest community of professional Canadian composers. The CMC offers on-demand publishing, extensive outreach events and marketing through its five Regional Centres and is easily accessible through its extensive interactive website. CMC also promotes the work of its Associate Composers through its five lending libraries of more than 23,000 scores and 14,000 related archival recordings plus some 1,400 commercially recorded CD titles. Connect with the Canadian Music Centre at musiccentre.ca, on Facebook (Canadian Music Centre) and on Twitter (@cmcnational).

About Musica Reflecta: Musica Reflecta is a Toronto based chamber music collective with the aim of marrying various contemporary aesthetics, particularly those of Canadian contemporary artists, with classical programming, and presenting them in an engaging and modern light. Under a shared directorship between conductor Anastasia Tchernikova and French horn player Will Callaghan, the collective serves as a platform for developing musicians and artists to collaborate with one another, as well as support the growth of Canadian contemporary music through commissions and performances. Click here for more information.