Territoires sonores: Public Workshop and round-table

Creation residency

Quasar kicks off its “Territoires sonores” project, for which 8 remarkable composers were selected from among 115 applicants from across the country. On the occasion of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation, this veritable sound portrait made up of new Canadian music will permit for the creation of inspiring works reflecting the richness and diversity of the country's artists.


 The first stage of this national program will be taking place in Vancouver, where the quartet will be at Western Front with 4 composers for a research and creation residency from October 6th through 10th. To conclude their five days of work, the composers and Quasar will present the results of their collaborations during a public workshop. This first element of



Round-table discussion



The public workshop in Vancouver will be followed by a round-table discussion led by Sean Bickerton, “Composing today: What? To what ends? For whom?”



Composers : 



Rebecca Bruton (Banff)
Émilie Girard-Charest (Montréal)
Alec Hall (NY)
William Kuo (Coquitlam)



 The next phase of the project will take place in Montreal, where the other 4 selected composers will be in residence with Quasar, in December.



“Territoires sonores” is presented in collaboration with Western Front with the support of the New Chapter program of the Canada Council for the Arts.








Western Front

303 8 AVE E
Vancouver BC V5T 1S1