TORONTO - January 8, 2018 – Soundstreams is seeking a creative curator for our 2018-19 Ear Candy series.
Ear Candy is about small venues and big ideas and invites audiences to throw off the expectations of the formal concert hall to engage with new projects, artists and presentation formats. Ear Candy is dedicated to musical exploration and discovery in Toronto’s hottest venues.
One applicant will be selected to collaborate with Soundstreams’ Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney to produce an Ear Candy program, (approximately 60-90 minutes in length) that will be performed in spring 2019 in Toronto. Soundstreams will provide a fixed artistic budget of $4,000, a $500 honorarium, access to our offices, and ample support from our administrative and production team to realize this project.
Ear Candy Projects have included our sell-out sensation Electric Messiah, a stripped down, cross-genre, electro-improv take on Handel’s classic; Electric Counterpoint, a plugged-in take on the minimalism movement; and Density 2036, flute virtuoso Claire Chase’s acclaimed solo project. These experiences inhabit spaces like Toronto’s iconic Drake Underground, and The Theatre Centre Incubator. Find out more about Ear Candy here.
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DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by February 15, 2018 (11:59 pm EST)
A world leader among contemporary music companies, Soundstreams is the foremost global presenter of new Canadian music. Lawrence Cherney, Artistic Director and Ben Dietschi, Executive Director are committed to showcasing the work of living and international composers with a focus on innovative thematic and experiential programming. Soundstreams also serves a broad community of music lovers through free outreach and educational programs. They include Encounters, a free discovery series featuring performances, discussions, and audience participation; the Emerging Composer Workshop, helping talented contemporary composers worldwide launch their careers; SoundWave provides accessible tickets to young adults; and SoundMakers provides interactive learning experiences online, in the classroom and in the community.
Ear Candy is graciously supported by Neil & Carolyn Turnbull.
Soundstreams acknowledges the support of: Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, TD Bank, BMO Financial Group, The Mary-Margaret Webb Foundation, The Koerner Foundation, Metcalf Foundation, SOCAN Foundation, The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation, The RBC Emerging Artists Project, The Hal Jackman Foundation, The MacLean Foundation, The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation, Ontario Arts Foundation, Classical 96 FM, The Gardiner Museum, Sovereign State, Harbord Bakery and Steam Whistle Brewery.