The Word on LoK8Tr from CMC

Here’s what Jason van Eyk, Ontario regional director at the Canadian Music Centre, told me about LoK8Tr:

What I can tell you about LoK8Tr is that it’s a one-off project; it’s not an existing collective other than the fact that it is being formed as part of the Canadian Music Centre’s New Music in New Places series. This is a series that we’ve run nationally for five years now. It’s a series that allows Canadian composers and their collaborators to create projects to take their music out of the concert hall and out into the community where they work and live. One of the things we’ve been trying to do is encourage composers to consider the virtual environment as part of that—so to consider projects for the Web. The LoK8Tr is such a project. It is an online project that is going to be using a lot of social-networking tools to express its creative content. I understand that you are having some problems getting in touch with the artist(s) and that’s understandable. Anonymity is considered part of the concept for this project. And so we can certainly do our best to get you in touch with the lead creator in this collaboration for LoK8Tr. But we are going to have to find a way to do it so that the anonymity isn’t jeoporadized because they don’t really want to identify who the artists are in the collaboration and in the LoK8Tr project until the project has been completed. And that won’t be done until after it has actually been sent out and eventually stored on a website sometime in January 2010.

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