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Welcome to our 107th Toronto Ravel Study!

TORONTO RAVEL STUDY is back in-person at The Tranzac Club

 

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This Month’s Guest

Sarah Slean

Since signing to Atlantic/Warner Records in 1998, 4-time Juno and 2-time Gemini nominee Sarah Slean has released twelve original albums in over ten countries, garnering international radio play, TV and film placements, and two decades of touring.  Over her 25-year career, Slean has also published poetry, starred in short films and a movie musical, penned award-winning chamber works, held exhibitions of her paintings and collaborated with nearly every major orchestra in Canada.  Classically trained from age 5, she composes orchestral arrangements for her own music as well as for her pop colleagues, and has sung world premieres for Canada’s leading living composers.  Among her recent commissioners – the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ensemble Made in Canada, Theatre Calgary and the Iris Trio.  Her recent recording with Symphony Nova Scotia was nominated for both East Coast Music- and Juno- Awards (2021).  Sarah is also alumna of the Canadian Film Centre’s screen composing residency (2017-8). She earned her first Canadian Screen Award in 2021, along with a second nomination in 2023. This year she completed a Masters Degree in Composition and is composing a new stage musical based on the life of Nova Scotian painter Maud Lewis.

Please visit https://sarahslean.com for more on Sarah.

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**IF YOU ARE JOINING US ON ZOOM, PLEASE CONSIDER A $10 DONATION TO SUPPORT TORONTO RAVEL. SEND YOUR eTRANSFER TO info@torontoravel.com. PLEASE NOTE – ONLY Adventures in Listening and the study will be broadcast

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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A GUEST STUDY LEADER, please contact John info@torontoravel.com.

LISTEN TO PAST STUDIES @ https://soundcloud.com/toronto-ravel-podcast

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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.

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Many of you are actively performing musicians or are composers with TV shows or films containing your original scores. If you would like me to mention upcoming concerts or showtimes, please see me during the first hour, and I will make the announcement during “Adventures in Listening”. This way we can get the word out while preserving the relaxed and casual atmosphere that we have created at Toronto Ravel.
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We need your helpWe know that Toronto Ravel is viable, but we need to ensure that it is sustainable. There are 2 ways you can help;  First, by spreading the word to your friends, Facebook friends, colleagues, etc., and by passing around the links to our videos – the links are below. Also – you can volunteer a bit of your time and be part of the Ravel team.  Please email info@torontoravel.com if you can lend a hand. 
 
Promo Video PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AQN8yoJpDI
Producer Larry Weinstein talks about Ravel 
http://youtu.be/PAsiZJYFeY
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See you at Ravel!
JH