To help with your travel timing plans, Forum registration and activities start at 4pm on Thursday January 19th, and end at around 4pm, Sunday January 22nd. After registration Thursday January 19th, a special networking event is planned with a light buffet and music. We hope to see you there!

Room Map Key

Djavad Mowafaghian World Cultural Centre (WCU) , Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Studio 4350Fourth Floor Music Room, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
FOYER — Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

The Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is located at SFU Woodward’s — 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC Canada.

Note: locations and schedule are subject to change. Activities without location indicated are TBA.

Thursday, January 19

4:30pm Registration
5:00pm Buffet & Networking
5:30pm Sonic Presence Mini Concert
Coat Cooke and Joe Poole (Vancouver)
5:45pm — 7pm Welcome
Network Development Session 1 — Open Session
Participants are encouraged to bring questions, ideas, proposals and concerns.

Friday, January 20

8:00am — 8:45am Registration — ④ Soundwalk • Tyler Kinnear (from Sandman Inn to SFU Woodward’s)
9:00am — 9:15am SFU Woodward’s Welcome by Owen Underhill, Musqueam Traditional Welcome by Debra Sparrow, — ②
9:15am — 11:00am Connecting to the Sound of the Pacific Coast — ②
Hildegard Westerkamp (World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, Vancouver)
Paul and Helena Spong (Orca Project, Vancouver Island) • Kim Cascone (Hydrophone Festival, San Francisco)
11:00am — 11:15am Break
11:15am — 12:45pm Connecting Art, Intention and Place — ② Generations & Disciplines — ①
Joel Chadabe (Ear to the Earth, Electronic Music Foundation, New York) • Barry Truax (World Soundscape Project, Vancouver) DB Boyko (Arts and Health Project, Sonic Playground, Vancouver) • Owen Underhill (Turning Point Ensemble, Vancouver) • Marie Lopes (Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver) • Rodney Sharman (composer, Vancouver)
12:45pm — 1:45pm Networking Lunch — ①
& Sonic Presence Mini Concert [1pm — 1:20pm]
Big World Band (John Oliver, Farshid Samandari and friends), Lee Hutzulak (Vancouver)
1:45pm — 3:30pm Extending Creativity — ②
Creative Software and Software Creativity
For Whom? For What? — ①
The Making of Community — Pluralism in Progress
Barry Truax (Simon Fraser University) • Arne Eigenfeldt (Simon Fraser University) Georgio Magnanensi (Vancouver New Music) • Jerry Pergolesi (Contact Contemporary Music, Toronto)
3:30pm — 3:45pm Break
3:45pm — 5:30pm Retelling New Music with Indigenous Eyes — ① Network Development Session 2 —
National Networks
 — ③
Dylan Robinson (Indigeneity in the Contemporary World, University of London, UK) • Raven Chacon (Albuquerque, NM) Introduced by David Pay (Music on Main, Vancouver) • With representatives from the Canadian Music Centre, Canadian League of Composers and other national networks and associations.

Saturday, January 21

8:00am — 8:45am Registration — ④
9:00am — 10:45am Breaking the Mould — ①
Challenging preconceptions of culture, generation, genre and discipline
Visual Paradigms for Ensemble Improvisation — ②
Conduction and Remote Control
Sandeep Bhagwati (matralab, Concordia University, Montreal) • Raven Chacon (Albequerque, New Mexico) • Anju Singh (CRES Media Arts Committee, Vancouver) • Brady Cranfield (Music Appreciation Society, Vancouver) Coat Cooke (Orkestra Futura, Vancouver) • Stefan Smulovitz (Mad Scientist, Vancouver) • Tina Pearson (Avatar Orchestra Metaverse, Global). Participatory demonstration — bring your instruments!
10:45am — 11:00am Break
11:00am — 12:45pm Stretched Boundaries — Connecting Across Abilities, Networks and Practices — ②
Pauline Oliveros (Deep Listening Institute, New York) from Venice via Skype • Plus, performance of “Vancouver Calling” — please bring instruments!
12:45pm — 1:45pm Networking Lunch — ①
& Sonic Presence Mini Concert [1pm — 1:20pm]
Marie-Chantal Leclair (Montreal) and Raven Chacon (New Mexico)
1:45pm — 3:30pm Extended Bodies — ③
When the Virtual Bleeds into the Physical
Old Asia — New Music — ②
Arne Eigenfeldt (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver) • George Tzanetakis (University of Victoria, Victoria) • Cléo Palacio-Quintin (Montréal) Michael Tenzer (Gamelan Gita Asmara, University of British Columbia, Vancouver) • Joel Bons (Nieus Ensemble, Atlas Ensemble, Holland) • I Wayan Sudirana (Gamelan Gita Asmara, Vancouver, Indonesia) • Mei Han (Red Chamber Ensemble, Vancouver)
3:30pm — 3:45pm Break
3:45pm — 5:30pm Network Development Session 3 — Regional and Local Networks — ② Musical Dialogue Across Cultures — ①
With input from: Paul Cram (Atlantic Canada Art Music Network) • Scott Thomson • Tim Brady, Joane Hétu and Cléo Palacio-Quintin (Montreal’s Le Vivier) • Bob Baker (Canadian Music Centre BC Region) • DB Boyko (Sonic Presence BC) and others. Musical practice session facilitated by Michael O’Neill (Gamelan Madu Sari, Vancouver) • Jon Siddall (Vancouver) • Moshe Denburg (Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra). Bring your instruments or use the gamelan!

Sunday, January 22

9:00am — 10:45am Festivals as a Cultural Voice — ②
Michel Levasseur (FIMAV, Victoriaville) • Ken Pickering (Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, Vancouver) • Gordon Monahan (Eclectic Electrics, Meaford) • Peter Hatch (Open Ears Festival, Kitchener-Waterloo) • Joel Chadabe (Ear to the Earth Festival, New York)
10:45am — 11:00am Break
11:00am — 12:45pm Network Development Session 4 — Open Session — ①
Open to any topic brought forward by those in attendance and/or as agreed as a result of previous sessions.
12:45pm — 1:45pm Networking Lunch — ①
1:45pm — 3:30pm Closure — Plenary Session — ①

Schedule subject to change without prior notification (January 19, 2012).