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National Music Centre begins Artist in Residence program


Five artists from across the country will soon be exploring their musical creativity at the National Music Centre.

This marks the first year for the NMC’s Artist in Residence program and those selected were done so based on artistic merit, validity, and impact.

“They really hit the right chords,” Adam Fox, director of programs, explained. “We know they want to do something creative and they understand how unique the National Music Centre is. They really are enthusiastic coming here and getting a chance to do something they couldn’t do anywhere else.”

Selected artists include:
Ariane Mahrÿke Lemire (Singer-Songwriter, Edmonton)
Jeremy Dutcher (Classical, Toronto)
Joshua Van Tassel and James Bunton (Electronic, Halifax/Toronto)
Quinsin Nachoff (Jazz, Brooklyn/Toronto)
Rococode (Indie/Electro-Pop, Vancouver)

Residencies can be as long as two weeks to as shorts as a few days. Each resident is also expected to give and artist talk, live performance, or workshop for the public.

Seven more artists will be announced later this year.