Musical collaboration with CFC Film announced
TORONTO, January 30, 2008 - Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is pleased to announce an exciting new collaboration with The Guild of Canadian Film Composers (GCFC) and the Royal Conservatory of Music's
An exclusive new series of workshops has been organized in conjunction with the Guild of Canadian Film Composers to provide emerging directors in the CFC Film and Short Dramatic Film programs with hands-on experience working with emerging professional composers and musicians.
“This initiative is a first step in building new partnerships with the GCFC and the
“It is exciting to expand our training to further emphasize the power of music in film and television, and to engage actively with members from other vibrant creative communities.”
This unique opportunity was designed by award winning Canadian composer,
“Filmmakers are found in unfamiliar territory working with a composer. This exciting new venture provides a safe opportunity for some of
These workshops afford emerging professional composers and directors a chance to work closely together in creating an original score for a clip from the directors' original work, which will then be recorded with members of the Royal Conservatory of Music's Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble, a 24-piece chamber orchestra in a full, studio recording session.
“This provides opportunities for film composers to hear their music, for the first time, brought to life by skilled hands, in order that both creator and re-creator learn together in an environment of mutual discovery,” said David Visentin, Associate Dean of The Glenn Gould School.
The Guild of Canadian Film Composers promotes the music, status, and rights assistance of film, television, and new media composers in
The GCFC gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance fromthe SOCAN Foundation, through the Department of Canadian Heritage‘s Creators' Assistance Program.