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Report from 2021 Grant Recipient Morgan Zwicker

News Release Date: March 2022

The Banff Experience 

I attended Banff Centre from November 15, 2021 to December 3, 2021. I joined 25 Canadian musicians and performers in a Jazz and creative self-directed music residency. My goal was to explore and practice “free” music with a view to integrating it into my compositions. I was successful in composing more than 5 pieces of music using progressive and unconventional structures.

 I am happy to report my expectations and goals were not only met but exceeded during my stay. I had no idea how inspirational the faculty and fellow students truly would be.

As cliche as it may sound, Banff Centre truly re-worked and re-shaped my whole concept of music and its place in my life.” The “safe place” it provided was exactly what I needed, and the experience unleashed my creative juices tenfold. I am very happy with the results and feel that I learned a lot about collaboration, composition and myself, during the stay.”

The Banff experience has resulted in a subgroup of musicians and performers communicating on an ongoing basis. We are working on a Canadian tour of sorts including possible performances in Lunenburg and Halifax. In addition, I am looking to record with a group of musicians in the Lunenburg Opera House.

I’d like to extend by gratitude to the Lunenburg Foundation of the Arts in helping me to make my dream a reality. Your grant provided the much-needed travel money to get me to Banff.  Thank you.

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