the workshop


What would a Music Hack Day for composers look like?


Something like that, it turns out.  I organized one during my last year at UVic:

  • composers meet at 0800
  • composers select their performers
  • composers started writing at 0900
  • performers arrive at 1430
  • Rehearsals start at 1500
  • concert happens at 2000

It was astonishingly fun, not nearly as stressful as I thought (except for me writing a seven minute piece for piano, two voices, and accordion in under an hour), and basically a success in all ways. I can’t post the recordings now, as they’re on my other machine in Montreal, but they’ll be up eventually.