Art Song Lab

Where Poets Composers & Poets Come Together

Thanks to the generous support of the SOCAN Foundation, through the Concert Music Composer Outreach Residencies program, we are pleased to announce that composer, Neil Weisensel will be joining Art Song Lab for a 3-day residency this June.

Many of Neil's activities at ASL 2015 will be open to the public, including a workshop, community discussion, SongSparks, and score reading club, all of which will be help at the Canadian Music Centre (837 Davie. St).

ASL 2015 Resident Composer, Neil Weisensel

ASL 2015 Resident Composer, Neil Weisensel

Don’t miss Neil Weisensel at the Art Song Lab’s SOCAN Residency! He has received commissions, awards, and prizes across North America, composed music for the CBC, Bravo! and CTV, and with wife Rachel Landrecht performed their co-creations for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Weisensel's seven operas have been received with critical and popular acclaim and have been performed across the country. His latest opera, Stickboy (2014) was premiered by Vancouver Opera, will be presented by Manitoba Opera in the 2016-17 season, and is currently being adapted for a tour of BC schools next year.

With charm, wit, and more than a fair share of charisma, Weisensel will be bringing us insight into his creative process gleaned from collaborating with with poet Shane Koyczan and performers like Russill Paul, Noirin Ni Riain, and Michael Buble.