Art Song Lab

Where Poets Composers & Poets Come Together


We've given our guest artists the challenge of creating a workshop that provides valuable resources to their own area of expertise, while still engaging their counterpart in the composer-poet relationship.

Composer, Jeffrey Ryan (click for more details)
Tuesday, June 21 @ 3pm
Canadian Music Centre

Writer, Chris Gatchalian (click for more details)
Wednesday, June 22 @ 2pm
Roundhouse Community Centre, Exhibition Hall


SongSparks are free, interactive concerts where the performers, creators, and audience come together to experience new songs as one. They're a unique opportunity for the audience to ask questions directly to the creators, and potentially influence the interpretation of the world premiere performance.

SongLaunch is the fantastic culmination of the Art Song Lab experience. The pieces written for Art Song Lab 2016 will receive their world premiere performance at a featured concert during Vancouver's Queer Arts Festival. Tickets available online and at door for $25/$15.

SongSparks: Tenor Night (click for more details)
Wednesday, June 22 @ 7pm
Canadian Music Centre

SongSparks: Soprano Night (click for more details)
Thursday, June 23 @ 7:15pm
Canadian Music Centre

SongSparks: Contralto Night (click for more details)
Friday, June 24 @ 7pm
Canadian Music Centre

SongLaunch: World Premieres from Art Song Lab 2016
Presented by Queer Arts Festival
Saturday, June 25 @ 2pm
Roundhouse Community Arts Centre

And More...

Community Discussion: The Future of Art Song
Friday, June 24 @ 2:30pm
UBC School of Music