Guest Speaker

Keynote Speaker

George Lewis

George Lewis

Edwin H Case Professor of American Music, Columbia University — (New York)

Invited International guests

Joël Bons

Joël Bons

Composer • Artistic Director, Nieuw Ensemble & Atlas Ensemble • Coordinator of the composition department of the Conservatory of Amsterdam — (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Matthew Greenall

Matthew Greenall

Executive Director, Sound and Music — (London, UK)

Forum Host

Jeff Reilly

Jeff Reilly

Bass Clarinetist • Composer • CBC Producer — (Halifax, NS)

National Guests

Parmela Attariwala

Attar Project • PhD candidate (ethnomusicology), University of Toronto — (Toronto, ON) — myspace.com/parmelaattariwala — www.myspace.com/theattarproject

Bob Bauer

Bob Bauer

Composer • Guitarist • Producer — (Bedford, NS)

Erika Beatty

Erika Beatty

CEO, Symphony Nova Scotia — (Halifax, NS)

Paul Bendzsa

Paul Bendzsa

Clarinettist • Artistic consultant & founding member of the Sound Symposium — (St. John’s, NF)

Sandeep Bhagwati

Sandeep Bhagwati

Composer • Canada Research Chair in Inter-X Art • Director matralab, Concordia University — (Montreal, QC)

Erick Bickerdike

Erick Bickerdike

General Manager, Chester Playhouse — (Chester, NS)

Jérôme Blais

Jérôme Blais

Composer • Professor, Department of Music, Dalhousie University — (Halifax, NS)

Shawn Bostick

Shawn Bostick

Atlantic Regional Director, CMC • Percussionist • Teacher — (Sackville, NB)

Jonathan Bunce

Jonathan Bunce

Artistic Director, Music Gallery — (Toronto, ON)

Paul Caskey

Paul Caskey

Artistic Director, Live Art Dance Productions — (Halifax, NS)

Darren Copeland

Darren Copeland

Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) — (Toronto, ON)

Moshe Denburg

Moshe Denburg

Co-Artistic Director, Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO) — (Vancouver, BC)

Ajay Heble

Ajay Heble

Project Director ICASP, School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph • Artistic Director, The Guelph Jazz Festival — (Guelph, Ontario) —www.improvcommunity.ca — www.criticalimprov.com

Joane Hétu

Joane Hétu

Co-Artistic Director, Productions SuperMusique • Composer • Performer • President & General Director of DAME (Distribution Ambiances Magnétiques Etcetera Inc.) — (Montreal, QC)

Jim Hiscott

Composer • Musician • Producer • Co-Artistic Director of Groundswell — (Winnipeg, MB)

Russell Kelley

Russell Kelley

Head, Music Section, The Canada Council for the Arts — (Ottawa, ON)

Marie-Chantal Leclair

Marie-Chantal Leclair

Vice President, groupe Le Vivier • Artistic Director, Quasar, saxophone quartet — (Montreal, QC)

Blair Mackay

Blair Mackay

Percussionist • Director, Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan — (Toronto, ON) —www.arraymusic.com/

Lukas Pearse

Lukas Pearse

Bassist (contrabass/electric bass/electronics) • Improviser • Composer — (Halifax, NS)

Tina Pearson

Tina Pearson

Director, LaSaM • Member, Sonic Presence — (Victoria, BC)

Jerry Pergolesi

Co-Artistic Director, Contact Contemporary Music • Percussionist — (Toronto, ON)

Kiya Tabassian

Kiya Tabassian

Artistic Director, Constantinople — (Montreal, QC)

Jennifer Taylor

Artistic Producer & General Manager, Music TORONTO — (Toronto, ON)

Peter Togni

Peter Togni

Composer • Organist • Pianist • Radio Host — (Halifax, NS)

Lan Tung

Lan Tung

Erhu (Chinese Violin) musician • Artistic Director of Orchid Ensemble •Vice President of Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra — (Vancouver, British Columbia) —www.tandava.com — myspace.com/samworthtungdhillon —myspace.com/triaspora — myspace.com/ghostprojectorchid —myspace.com/lantung — youtube.com/LanTungErhu

Ellen Waterman