Further Series: Ethos Collective – Workshop

Time: 1:00 - 3:00
Date: 2015 Jan 31
Location: 837 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC


Saturday, January 31, 2015 at CMC 1pm – 3pm (837 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC)
The Ethos Collective and Vancouver ProMusica with the generous support of the Canadian League of Composers and Canadian Music Centre invite all BC composers to attend this workshop.

This workshop will serve as an opportunity for all BC composers to work directly with professional musicians. The Ethos Collective is unique in Vancouver in that they regularly incorporate improvisation into their performances. The primary focus of the workshop will involve not only orchestration but artistic challenges for incorporating improvisation and indeterminacy into musical works.

Composers will then have an opportunity to submit their piece to be performed in concert (for more information on the call for scores or to submit please click here: Ethos Collective – Call for Scores).

Ethos Collective (http://ethosmusic.ca) is a Vancouver-based ensemble comprised of flutist Samantha Fu, cellist Stefan Hintersteininger, violinist Kathryn Emiko Lee, pianist Chris Morano, and percussionists Katie Rife and Timothy Van Cleave. Ethos Composer-in-Residence Nova Pon will also assist in the workshop process.Partially due to their unique instrumentation, but mostly because of their desire to go beyond the genre of classical contemporary music, the collective places a strong emphasis on improvised music and non-traditionally notated scores.

This event is part of Vancouver Pro Musica’s Further Series, a yearly concert series that explores unions of musical styles and genres.

Entry is free and open to everyone: the Canadian League of Composers (CLC) has funded the workshop fees for attendees and will provide a free promotional cd for the first 20 participants to sign up!

Please see provide your name and email address below to reserve your seat.


January 31 2015 – Ethos Collective workshop (1-3pm @ CMC)

March 6 2015 – Ethos Collective score submission deadline

Mid-march 2015 – Notification to submitters

March 28, 2015 – Ethos Collective Reading Session 10am-4pm @ Pyatt Hall

May 22, 2015 – Ethos Collective Concert – 7:30 – Location TBD

For more information or to submit please click here: Ethos Collective – Call for Scores 

Learn more about the Ethos Collective by visiting their website:

All of their video recordings can be accessed via https://vimeo.com/ethoscollective/videos/all/