In collaboration with the CCA’s Creative Lab Series AC Projects will kick off its residency series by working with Charlie Knox. This series of residencies follow on from Counterflows’ residency series which was started in 2013. Charlie is a fascinating young composer/musician working in Glasgow today. Charlie will be based at the Creative Lab over a three week period exploring his own practice. We will be following Charlie’s progress and announcing progress as the ideas develop.
The residency programme will offer composers/musicians the opportunity to collaborate with AC Projects and with other artists if requested and will give the participants space and time to look carefully at their own ideas and to create and develop a new piece of work. Alasdair Campbell will work with the participants where appropriate offering advice and acting as mentor as part of the residency process.
Four residencies will present four new pieces of music and sound as part of this process. The residencies will allow the artists to present their work in any format that they wish depending on the residencies outcomes. It is essential as part of the process and for the benefit of the participants’ experience that it is acceptable that the work at the conclusion to the residency may be presented as a work in progress. This will be seen as part of the ongoing process of development.
The immediate benefits of this process is that the artists will gain insights to possibilities in the creative process of making music which will enrich their skills and sustainability within music and the arts. The mentoring sessions will explore new platforms for presenting their work and look at commissioning and funding schemes that some artists may not be familiar with.
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