Composer?! / Composing?! is a fun-filled educational DVD conceived for young listeners and for use in a school in environment in order to promote new music and its composers. This document creates an initial contact with living composers for students through a virtual gallery of portraits in which the artists enthusiastically share their motivation and passion for music.
Composer?! / Composing?! presents 12 Canadian new music composers with strong personalities in a warm and relaxed setting. Each is given an interview, a page of amusing questions and replies, a short presentation, and two musical excerpts presented in clips that were created by young videographers.
Composer?! / Composing?! is not for sale. Conceived for essentially educational purposes, this DVD is carefully distributed to individuals who will put it to use as a music pedagogy tool.
Requests may be made to the SMCQ. Individuals should provide a description of the educational project in question and indicate the name of the institution they work for. There is a handling fee of $10.
This DVD is truly a musical treasure. Watch it and share it with others, show your generosity and share your passion for the music of today!
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Composer?! / Composing?! is an original idea by the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec.