GUEST PANEL: “THE INNER LIFE OF THE FREELANCE CREATOR; SURVIVING INSECURITY
Ravellians Suad Bushnaq, Margaret Tobolowska, Adrian Ellis and Doug Wilde will lead a discussion on one of the rarely talked about but universal truths of life as a freelance creative person – for most of us, it is a lifelong rollercoaster of ups and downs, too much work or no work, phone ringing or phone silent, that takes its toll on our faith that we will be able to last as creators. Many have made the difficult choice to leave the security of a paycheque to follow their passion, and some only wish they could.
This discussion is not about how to find work, it’s about how to survive the triumphs as well as the insecurity and self-doubt that come with being a freelance creator in the current environment.
Amin Bhatia has generously prepared a survey of all of his favourite (and not so favourite) recordings of our current study score “The Planets”. He will entertain and enlighten us during the first hour – COME EARLY!
NEW ADVENTURES IN LISTENING – Film clips from “On The Waterfront” and “Ryan” are posted on the “Study Materials” page for download. With the sound removed, they can be scored as an exercise, and brough in to “Adventures in Listening” for feedback and analysis. Adventures in Listening is a unique opportunity to get unbiased and honest feedback on your ‘in-progress’ or experimental work from a community of your professional peers. Because it is anonymous, it is a risk-free environment. Whether you are an emerging composer or an experienced one, and whether your work is for concert or screen, I encourage you to take advantage of this invaluable resource.