Artist creation is one of the most distinctive threads woven into the Westway LAB. It is a process which, during the period of one week, brings musicians from a variety of geographies and musical styles to the Centro de Criação in Candoso, challenging them to stretch the limits of experimentation.
With the presentation of their results performed on the stage of the CCVF’s Café Concerto in the freest and most original way possible, these artists-in-residence experiences are the main thrust of the festival and represent the “culture shock” of creating in the era of globalization but in a context that is both local and of extreme closeness. The word 'Lab' in Westway Lab is thus validated in this space dedicated to free creative exercise handed over to the artists, and in past editions it has proven to be the surprising venue where the hidden qualities of all the participants are revealed. This is where artistic freedom is!