Art Song Lab

Where Poets Composers & Poets Come Together

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Ever wondered what the Art Song Lab experience could be like for you? Here's what participants from previous years have said:

  1. Not quite a residency, but more than a workshop. A really great opportunity to give yourself a week to explore new forms, be exposed to people working in different disciplines, and expand your art practice. (2015 Poet)

  2. An incredible and powerful experience. Probably the most cost effective workshop I've ever attended. (2015 Composer)

  3. Everyone should apply! The crossover discussions between writers and composers were both interesting and inspiring, and the collaborative process was very rewarding. Pair that with excellent performers and you get a fantastic performance at the end of a satisfying week. (2014 Composer)

  4. ASL opened doors for me on houses that I did not even know existed. (2014 Poet)

  5. An amazing opportunity to truly collaborate with artists from other mediums working together toward a performance. I have never felt so united with artists who speak a different language from me artistically. (2014 Poet)

  6. It's a real privilege also to have professional musicians rehearse with us and perform the pieces. I think contemporary classical music is starved for writer/composer partnerships and this is one venue for rectifying that.  (2015 Poet)

Art Song Lab was created and takes place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.