Schedule

Thursday, January 7

7:30pm Opening Concert: New Music For A New Year — Symphony Nova Scotia — included in registration fee

Friday, January 8

8:15am — 9:00am Registration
9:00am — 9:30am Opening remarks
Janice Jackson — Chair, Forum 2010 Steering Committee • Artistic Director, Vocalypse Productions • Soprano (Halifax)
Tim Brady — President, CNMN • Composer • Electric Guitarist • Artistic Director, Bradyworks (Montréal)
Forum 2010 Host, Jeff Reilly — Bass Clarinetist • Composer • CBC Producer (Halifax)
9:30am — 10:00am Keynote Address: Partnering Diversity
George Lewis — Edwin H Case Professor of American Music, Columbia University (NYC)
10:00am — 10:15am Break
10:15am — 12:00pm Panel 3: Finding Unity in Diversity: the Structural Issues
Moderator: Bob Bauer — Composer • Guitarist • Producer (Bedford NS)
Joël Bons — Composer • Artistic Director, Nieuw Ensemble & Atlas • Conservatory of Amsterdam
Matthew Greenall — Executive Director, Sound and Music (London UK)
Jim Hiscott — Composer • Musician • Producer • Co-Artistic Director of Groundswell (Winnipeg)
Marie-Chantal Leclair — Vice President, groupe Le Vivier • Artistic Director, Quasar, saxophone quartet (Montréal)
Tina Pearson — Director, LaSaM • Member, Sonic Presence (Victoria)
12:00pm — 1:00pm Lunch — Room 401 — included in registration fee
1:00pm — 1:45pm Duo 1: Urban versus Regional Perspective — How They Work
Erick Bickerdike — General Manager, Chester Playhouse (Chester NS)
Jonathan Bunce — Artistic Director, Music Gallery (Toronto)
1:45pm — 2:30pm Duo 2: The Improv Research Project
Ajay Heble — Project Director ICASP, School of English and Theatre Studies, U of Guelph • Artistic Director, The Guelph Jazz Festival
Ellen Waterman — School of Fine Art and Music, University of Guelph
2:30pm — 3:30pm Trio: Presenters and Diversity: How do Mainstream Presenters View this Issue — Philosophy & Practice
Moderator: Lukas Pearse — Bassist (contrabass/electric bass/electronics) • Improviser • Composer (Halifax)
Erika Beatty — CEO, Symphony Nova Scotia (Halifax)
Paul Caskey — Artistic Director, Live Art Dance Productions (Halifax)
Jennifer Taylor — Artistic Producer & General Manager, Music Toronto
7:30pm Concert: Halifax Calling — included in registration fee

Saturday, January 9

8:30am — 9:00am Registration
9:00am — 9:45am Duo 3: Intercultural Orchestras — How They Work, History, Practice, etc.
Moshe Denburg — Co-Artistic Director, Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO) (Vancouver)
Joël Bons — Composer • Artistic Director, Nieuw Ensemble & Atlas • Conservatory of Amsterdam
9:45am — 10:30am Duo 4: Electroacoustics and Diversity — Approaches and Perspectives
Darren Copeland — Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) (Toronto)
George Lewis — Edwin H Case Professor of American Music, Columbia University (New York City)
10:30am — 10:45am Break
10:45am — 12:15pm Panel 2: New Music Programming and Diversity
Moderator: Jérôme Blais — Composer • Professor, Department of Music, Dalhousie University (Halifax)
Paul Bendzsa — Clarinettist • Artistic consultant & founding member of the Sound Symposium (St. John’s NL)
Shawn Bostick — Atlantic Regional Director, CMC • Percussionist • Teacher (Sackville NB)
Joane Hétu — Co-Artistic Director, Productions SuperMusique • Composer • Performer • President & General Director, DAME (Montréal)
Blair Mackay — Percussionist • Director, Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan (Toronto)
Jerry Pergolesi — Co-Artistic Director, Contact Contemporary Music • Percussionist (Toronto)
12:15pm — 1:00pm Lunch — Room 401 — included in registration fee
1:00pm — 1:45pm Duo 5: Building National and Diverse Support for New Concert Music
Russell Kelley — Head, Music Section, The Canada Council for the Arts (Ottawa)
Matthew Greenall — Executive Director, Sound and Music (London UK)
1:45pm — 3:15pm Panel 3: New music, New Canadians — Culture and Music
Moderator: Peter Togni — Composer • Organist • Pianist • Radio Host (Halifax)
Parmela Attariwala — Attar Project • PhD candidate (ethnomusicology), University of Toronto (Toronto)
Sandeep Bhagwati — Composer • Canada Research Chair in Inter-X Art • Director, matralab, Concordia University (Montréal)
Kiya Tabassian — Artistic Director, Constantinople (Montréal)
Lan Tung — Erhu (Chinese Violin) • Artistic Director, Orchid Ensemble • VP, Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (Vancouver)
3:15pm — 3:30pm Break
3:30pm — 5:00pm Plenary Session: Forum 2010 Summary
7:30pm Concert: Away all Boats!! — included in registration fee

Location: The Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University, Halifax, NS

* Schedule subject to change without prior notification (December 17, 2009).