Further Series: Nu:BC Collective – Workshop

Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Date: 2016 Jan 09
Location: CMC


 Saturday January 9, 2016 from 10am – 2pm

at the Canadian Music Centre (CMC)

(837 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC)

$10 Admission fee – cash only please.

The Nu:BC Collective and Vancouver Pro Musica invite all BC composers to attend this workshop.

This workshop will serve as an opportunity for all BC composers to work directly with these professional musicians. The primary focus of the workshop will be on extended techniques, blending between instruments, and demonstrations of works in the Nu:BC Collective repertoire.

Please provide your name and email address using the following participation form to reserve your seat. There will also be an opportunity to have brief sketches (up to 3 minutes of music) read by the performers. There are a limited number of sketches that can be read, so please indicate if you will be bringing a sketch by clicking “YES” on the following participation form.

The workshop gives composers the opportunity to interact with the Nu:BC Collective in anticipation for our Further Series 2016 concert featuring the Nu:BC Collective on May 13, 2016 at the VSO School of Music’s Pyatt Hall (see “Important Dates” below). FOR MORE INFORMATION on this event or to submit a score, please visit our main call for scores HERE.

About the Artists:

Described in the Vancouver Sun as “a dream gift…One of the best additions to local new music circles”, The Nu:BC Collective brings together the spectacular talents of flutist Paolo Bortolussi, cellist Eric Wilson and pianist Corey Hamm. Now in its ninth season as an ensemble-in-residence at the University of British Columbia, Nu:BC has presented critically acclaimed concerts featuring repertoire by exciting and influential contemporary composers from Canada and abroad.

From its inception the Nu:BC has striven to bring new music to audiences with an emphasis on collaboration and innovative approaches to concert programming. Incorporating technology and interdisciplinary collaboration has been a focus of the Collective, resulting in works pairing music with dance, interactive video and computer, as well as theatre. Collaborations have included performances with dancer and choreographer Emily Molnar, media artist Jamie Griffiths, interactive electronic music pioneers Keith Hamel and Robert Pritchard, Musica Intima, and the BC Chinese Music Ensemble.

Nu:BC has presented masterclasses and concerts at the University of California (Davis), Cal State Fresno, the Universities of Illinois, Alberta (Edmonton), Calgary, and Western Washington, Wilfred Laurier and Roosevelt University, the Music on Main series in Vancouver and the Washington Composers Forum. Recent projects include the premiere of newly commissioned works by Gabriel Dharmoo, Edward Top, Dorothy Chang, Keith Hamel, Bob Pritchard, Brian Cherney, Chris Paul Harman, Scott Godin, Taylor Brook, and Michael Oesterle, as well as the recording of their first CD, “Beyond Shadows”, featuring works by Brian Cherney, Dorothy Chang, Chris Paul Harman, and Marc Mellits. The upcoming season features the premiere of a new trio by Dorothy Chang, a new triple concerto featuring the Nu:BC Collective as soloists with the Turning Point Ensemble, an innovative transcription of Mahler’s seminal work Kindertotenlieder by Alfredo Santa Ana, and the premiere of Ana Sokolovic’s arrangement of her piano trio Portrait Parle, for flute, cello and piano.

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

Please remember to bring your $10 entry fee to pay at the door.

Important Dates:

• January 9, 2016, 10am–2pm: Open workshop at the CMC BC Creative Hub.
• March 11, 2016: Score submission deadline.
• End of March, 2016: Submitters notified of selection results.
• April 3, 2016, 10am–2pm: Open reading session (location TBA.)
• May 13, 2016: Concert at Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music.


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