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About MCML

About MCML

The Montréal Contemporary Music Lab (MCML) is a 10-day performance and creation workshop exploring, celebrating, and creating bonds between performers, composers, sound artists, improvisers and mixed/multi media artists engaged in the act of creating new music. Formed in 2011 by seven emerging musicians in Montréal, we are a collective run entirely by and for young and emerging artists.

In addition to the main thoroughfare of rehearsing and producing new music, participants will take part in workshops, lectures, masterclasses, concerts, social outings, collective meals, and spontaneous events. Our invited guest artists are present throughout the lab, presenting workshops, providing coachings during rehearsal and studio times, attending concerts and exhibitions, and providing feedback during our many open forums for discussion. The event concludes in a concert showcasing the collaborative efforts of everyone involved.

MCML is a workshop for emerging musicians with an open mind. It is not a competition, nor is it a festival. For some, it is a first foray into contemporary music making and sound art; while for others, it is a chance to meet people and forge connections with others in the community. The Lab is a supportive environment in which to experiment, learn, and most importantly, collaborate in music making.

 


Mandate

The MCML’s mandate is twofold: to foster healthy relationships and build bridges between young student and/or emerging composers and performers by putting them in close collaborative relationships, encouraging dialogue, creation, and experimentation; and to provide these emerging artists with valuable professional development experiences in the form of open rehearsals, workshops, and public performance opportunities.

Collaboration

We aim to foster a sense of shared authorship and mutual creative respect between composers and performers. We believe that embracing stylistic or idealistic incongruities can lead to the development of new vocabularies, working methods and approaches to music making.

Experimentation

Our lab is a place to get out of your comfort zone! We encourage participants to boldly go places in their artistic practice that they have never gone before.

Open Environment

We celebrate differences in values and artistic approaches, and we do not value one aesthetic over another. We create a space where artists feel free to share their unique practice.

Community

We aim to connect artists of various disciplines from within and outside of Montréal, creating lasting friendships and future partnerships.

Accessibility

We believe that money should not be a barrier to participation in our event. We aim to keep our participant fee low, provide meals during the event and facilitate opportunities for participants living in Montréal to host visiting participants.

Bilingual

We live and work in a community of both Francophones and Anglophones. Therefore, our event is bilingual and participants are always free to communicate in either French or English.


Our Team

The Montréal Contemporary Music Lab (MCML) is run entirely by and for young and emerging artists living and working in Montreal. Our programming and community have grown tremendously throughout the last few years, and the makeup of our team has evolved to welcome a wealth and diversity of contributors. We meet regularly throughout the year on a volunteer basis in order to imagine and plan the lab.

Organisational team:

Current: Maggie Ayotte, Tommy Davis, Keiko Devaux, Catrin Dowd, Fernando Murillo, Frédérique Tanguay-Gagnon, Marilène Provencher-Leduc, Krisjana Thorsteinson, Jamie Webber

Past members: Daniel Añez, Jane Chan, Patrick Giguère, Jonathan Goulet, Mason Koenig, Will KuoLaurence Latreille-Gagné, Lyne Santamaria, Ida Toninato, Christina Volpini

Founders: Christa Marie Emerson, Nick Hyatt, Daniel Larraín, Luke Nickel, Jason Noble, James O'Callaghan, Scott Rubin

To contact us: labomontreal@gmail.com