Montréal Contemporary Music Lab

August 5th - 16th, 2020


Submission period

Wed Dec 4, 2019 at 7:58 AM UTC

End of submission period

Thu Jan 16 at 4:59 AM UTC

Results date

Sat Feb 22 at 5 PM UTC
The Montreal Contemporary Music Lab (MCML) is a music creation environment for emerging composers and performers. During the Lab, participants engage in rehearsals, workshops and roundtable discussions with fellow participating artists and invited Guest Artists. Projects and works-in-progress are rehearsed and revised prior to final performances at the Montréal Conservatory of Music.

Since 2012, MCML participants experience varying collaborative processes. Participants take new approaches to music-making apart from the traditional composer-performer relationship. Collaborators are open to explore and develop their projects through co-composition, comprovisation (an improvisation recorded before then either replicated or further developed into a larger work), and composers are also welcome to perform within their own groups.

Composers and performers from all disciplines - traditional, contemporary, electro-acoustic, mixed music, and improvisation genres - are encouraged to apply.

Pre-formed ensembles are encouraged to apply. Please note, however, that each member will be required to submit an individual application and pay individual tuition fees. Individual ensemble members may be asked to play in other paired groups.

Applicants may also propose an Open Project. An Open Project proposes a novel idea or concept to explore or deepen artistic practices in music and sound art. Past projects involved instrument building or a performer who lead their group through specific improvisational techniques.

Details are available at web pages: