Workshop spielBar

Spielbar © Janet Sinica

Sat, 02/23/2019

Goethe-Institut Montreal

1626 boul. St-Laurent
Bureau 100
H2X 2T1 Montréal

Composition Workshop with the Musikfabrik Köln

As part of the festival Montréal Nouvelles Musiques

Reservation required until February 20:

Under the direction of soloists of the Musikfabrik, amateur and hobby musicians, as well as musical novices, come together during the workshop for a musical collaboration.

Composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage, Earle Brown, Vinko Globokar and James Tenney explored alternative notations systems that use not only musical instruments to create sounds, but also place everyday objects, such as branches, stones and paper, the voice, or the individual's body, in the centre of their works. Even though written with the intention to create art or "serious" music, the ability to read music or play an instrument is not an absolute necessity to perform these pieces.

Participants in Musikfabrik's spielBar are encouraged to develop creative and musical skills, as opposed to technique. All of the works rehearsed in the sessions give the participants the opportunity to become deeply involved in the process of compositional development. It just takes a little openness and curiosity to broaden the horizon of one’s artistic possibilities!

About the Musikfabrik
Ever since its formation, Ensemble Musikfabrik has had the reputation of being one of the leading ensembles for contemporary music. Following the literal meaning of its name, Ensemble Musikfabrik is particularly dedicated to artistic innovation. New, unknown, and often personally commissioned works in unusual media are typical of their productions.