Creative Collaborations Project
Fresh Squeezed Opera believes that collaboration across disciplines, fields, and media pushes the genre of opera forward. With our Core Company Residency Program, Fresh Squeezed Opera aims to connect singers and composers, and give them the resources to collaboratively create new work and grow professionally.
Music has always been pushed forward by a community of creators. When were no computers to play music back, composers relied on other musicians. Presently, composers and performers are more isolated than ever. FSO bridges this gap to create unique music and life-changing experiences. Through our collaborative and unique performance processes, we are preparing the next generation of composers and performers with the tools to collaborate effectively, learn and grow together, and improve their respective works.
Starting January 2018, our Core Company Residents will each partner with a composer to collaboratively create a new piece of music. This piece will be premiered at our Showcase in November 2018. Fresh Squeezed Opera will create the pairings. Over the course of six months, the singer and a composer will work together to write a piece of music. FSO will provide the pairings with a pianist and a space to work. We will also connect them with experts on vocal technique, text-setting, engraving, and any other professionals requested to guide you throughout the process.
This collaborative process is so important in creating new works. Singers will come out of the journey with a sense over ownership over the works, a better understanding of contemporary composition practices, and renewed mastery over their own technique. Composers will come out with vastly improved knowledge about writing for voice, experience in creating collaborative work, and an enhanced understanding of text setting. Both will have had a transformative and life-changing experience through this process, whether by improving your musicianship, or by meeting new and inspiring people.