October 15, 2015
The National Music Centre (NMC) will open the doors to its new 160,000 square foot facility in Calgary’s East Village in the summer of 2016, and many in the music industry are eagerly awaiting the expanded recording and residency opportunities that the new facility will offer to musicians from across Canada and the world.
Famed recording consoles known for their distinct sounds and features will find new life at NMC. Among them is the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio (RSM), used by the Stones and a long list of rock star heavyweights, such as Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple.
Through NMC’s Artist in Residence program, artists will have access to our recording facility, including musical instruments that would ordinarily be unattainable. NMC’s Artist in Residence program is designed to feed and nurture artistic creativity and technical innovation by providing artists at various levels of professional development with uninterrupted time and space, and the use of its unique collection, the expertise of staff, and its sought-after recording facilities to create new and innovative works in a unique and supportive world-class facility.
NMC anticipates that within the first few years of opening, the Artist in Residence program will attract upwards of 40 artists per year from across Canada and the world. NMC’s historic recording consoles, including the RSM, will be made available to these artists to use during their residency, providing a one-of-a-kind opportunity to record with these legendary artifacts.