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Ignite: an interdisciplinary experience

  • Canadian Music Centre 20 Saint Joseph Street Toronto, ON, M4Y 1J9 Canada (map)

Artists from across Ontario will converge at the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) in Toronto to take part in Ignite—an intensive one-day workshop and performance facilitated by Musica Reflecta and Jumblies Theatre. Ignite is part of the Opus: Testing workshop series founded by Musica Reflecta which provides composers with unique opportunities for artistic collaboration.

Participating artists will be guided by Jumblies’ Artistic Director Ruth Howard in cross-disciplinary, collaborative creation, exploring themes of place, memory, history and perceptible and buried landscapes. On the morning of September 12, creative teams consisting of composers, improvisers, dancers, choreographers, designers, storytellers, actors and other artists will meet for the first time. Over the course of the day, teams will develop short performances and rapidly assembled installations that will be presented to the public as an immersive multi-room experience at the CMC building, in the heart of downtown Toronto.

The Ignite Project aims to explore the possibilities that exist when artists of different media, styles, and traditions engage in collaborative experimentation, and how compositional processes—in all forms—can be integrated in real-time performance.

We are thrilled to be working with an exciting group of artists including composers Patrick Arteaga, Jason Doell, Thom Gill, Britta Johnson, Cory Latkovich, and Amanda Lowry and, through Jumblies, Ange Loft, Penny Couchie, Sid Bobb, Liz Rucker, Victoria Freeman, Nikki Shaffeeullah and others.