FORUM 2018

FORUM 2018: Entr’arts / Between the Arts

May 17 & 18, 2018 – Victoriaville

May 19 & 20, 2018 – Montreal

Canadian New Music Network presents this 8th edition in collaboration with the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV), the Department of Music at Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Groupe Le Vivier.

Inter-arts is the theme: migrating across and between practices

Concerts are produced that combine music with all kinds of other expressions; artists of all stripes create in areas outside their training; music is paired with non-artistic disciplines. Specialization and solitary creative practice are shifting towards enthusiasm for collaborative creation and the transfers from one medium and artist to another. Come explore the possibilities and and issues – in Victoriaville, in Montréal, and in the spaces (and the buses) between.

This edition, the forum is paired with Groupe Le Vivier’s international New Music Cartel meeting(Victoriaville portion), which brings together 35 new music presenters from Europe, Canada and the United States: a unique networking opportunity. What’s more, you can hear amazing concerts – in Victoriaville at FIMAV, and in Montreal too!

FORUM Activities – What to expect

FORUM 2018 will include two keynote speakers, Heiner Goebbels and Isabelle Van Grimde. More than 30 other speakers and panelists have been invited to present their work and ideas in panel discussions, demo-presentations and personal portraits.

Lunches, coffee/snack breaks and the FORUM dinner (Friday May 19) will offer participants the opportunity for networking and further discussion. There will be flash sessions where individual artists can meet with presenters. Further international networking possibilities are made possible since FORUM 2018 runs parallel to Groupe Le Vivier’s International Music Meeting with Cartel, a group of 35 presenters from Canada, Europe and the US.

Participants are invited to evening concerts at FIMAV (see below) and Concordia University.

Please take a look at the schedule!

Collaboration with FIMAV

A special feature of this year’s FORUM 2018 is our attendance at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV). Participants benefit from an advantageous package with Hotel Le Victorin that includes two tickets each night for FIMAV shows. Check out their incredible line-up for May 17th and 18th!

More information on hotel rates here.


Participants may register for the full FORUM (recommended), or the Victoriaville or Montreal portions.

Registration is open! Early bird prices in effect until April 15, 2018! See options and register here.

Should you be there? Yes!

This will be CNMN’s eighth national FORUM, and each one is a valuable opportunity to connect face to face with people from across this great big land who believe in the value of the new music experience and seek to promote this value across Canada: artistic directors, performers, improvisers, composers, educators, presenters, researchers, arts administrators, artist managers, producers, publishers, music lovers and more….Everybody is welcome!

We are eagerly anticipating our upcoming FORUM, Canada’s premiere new music networking event held biennially in a different city each time and featuring a fascinating combination of activities. Registration is reduced for CNMN members – even cheaper than the non-member registration fee with the cost of CNMN membership factored in. We aim to attract as many members of the national new music community as possible – please tell everyone you know about it!

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