About the project

Ensemble Made In Canada’s Mosaïque Project consists of three components: a newly commissioned suite of piano quartets by 14 Canadian composers, each inspired by a particular region of Canada, a national concert tour throughout the 2018-2019 season, and a specially designed website that will document audience-generated artwork inspired by the musical commission.

It will involve artists from across Canada including performers, composers, visual artists, and web designers in order to create an evolving artistic work that will be experienced by audiences, participants and online visitors throughout our country and internationally.

Our aim is to celebrate the diversity and richness of Canada through the eyes and ears of its people.

 

THE MUSICAL MOSAïQUE

      

      

The Musical Mosaïque will be created by 14 award-winning Canadian composers. Each composer will write a piano quartet of up to 4 minutes inspired by a particular province, territory or region, to create a 40-55 minute musical suite. We have chosen composers from various musical genres (classical, jazz, singer-songwriter, electronic,  and First Nations traditions) to create a unique musical quilt that represents multiple layers of our multi-faceted society and artistic culture. ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Ana Sokolović, British Columbia Julie Doiron, New Brunswick
Vivian Fung, Alberta Sarah Slean, Newfoundland
Nicole Lizée, Saskatchewan Darren Sigesmund, PEI
Andrew Downing, Manitoba Samy Moussa, Nunavut
Richard Mascall, Ontario David Braid, Northwest Territories
Nicolas Gilbert, Quebec Kevin Lau, Yukon Territory
William Rowson, Nova Scotia Barbara Croall, St. Lawrence/Great Lakes

THE NATIONAL MOSAïQUE

The Musical Mosaïque will be heard in all 10 Canadian provinces and 3 territories between July 2018 and July 2019. A large portion of the tour will include performances in traditional concert halls and festivals. Currently, 30 concert presenters intend to present this project, including Music Toronto, Virtuosi Concerts Winnipeg, Concerts aux Iles du Bic, Whitehorse Concerts, and Indian River Festival in PEI. Local educational institutions including universities, conservatories and schools are interested in hosting the project, as well as having EMIC give workshops, masterclasses, and presentations. Performances will also be held for elders in long-term care, with the support of the Health Arts Society. In order to reach a broader audience, special self-produced concerts will be held in the following places: Nunavut’s St Jude’s Igloo Cathedral, Hopewell Rocks New Brunswick and Toronto’s Union Station Great Hall. ABOUT THE TOUR

 

THE VISUAL MOSAïQUE

The third component of this project will be the Visual Mosaïque created by audience members across the country. At each concert, guests will be invited to participate in a creative visual representation inspired by the musical experience. They will be provided with drawing tools and a small card on which they can doodle, draw or colour during the performances. Submitted cards will be collected, scanned, tagged, and uploaded to the website. As the tour progresses so will the online Visual Mosaïque, gradually growing in complexity, diversity, and beauty. It will act as a dynamic visual representation of the tour, and of the country, connecting music, art, and communities across Canada. The visitors to the site also become creators as they will have the opportunity to assemble their own online mosaic by their selection of cards to view. COMING SOON