Join The Blue Moss Ensemble for a free Symbiotic Creative Practice Workshop during their music residency at ArtSpring.
Blue Moss Ensemble member Mitch Renaud describes the workshop:
“We will address questions about the process of creation and collaboration while offering examples of how working in this manner has shaped the pieces, showing the works as open processes rather than fixed objects to be learned.
We will also describe the beginning forms of collaboration, done from a distance alongside the results of the initial days of workshops. We will trace the history of how the pieces came to their current form and the labour that went into them. We will demonstrate excerpts and answer any questions from the audience.”
The Blue Moss Ensemble, a composer cooperative rooted in Victoria and Toronto, seeks the peculiar or wonderful, working to inhabit strange new musical worlds through cultivating a slowly-expanding community of like-minded artists. Their most recent project, mosse-elva, bridges the experimental music communities of Canada and the UK by bringing together the Blue Moss Ensemble (Anna Höstman, Emilie LeBel, and Mitch Renaud) and UK composers John Lely and Scott Mc Laughlin with violinist Mira Benjamin. They will premiere mosse-elva at ArtSpring on June 21st at 7:30 pm.