Saskatchewan – Regina

CNMN Saskatchewan Regional Meeting – in Regina

If you are a member of the Canadian New Music Network, you are probably familiar with the successful national forums and regional meetings that have been held across the country over the last few years.

This season, our Saskatchewan regional meeting will be facilitated by Dr. Sophie Bouffard, and in conjunction with two Holophon performances that feature Audio Artists Andrew Love and Ernie Dulanowsky, performing works from their repertoire.

Sunday, April 21, 2013 – 3pm to 6pm
• Where: Artesian – 2627 13th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan
• Free

Programme In Brief

  • Wine & cheese, with informal chat
  • Holophon Performance 1
  • CNMN discussion
  • Holophon Performance 2
  • Post-performance informal chat (until 6 pm)

CNMN Discussion

The CNMN discussion will begin with a presentation of the CNMN, followed by discussions on the following topics:

  • The state of new music in Saskatchewan
  • Forming a more active network in Saskatchewan
  • The possibility of hosting a national FORUM in Saskatchewan, and which organizations or individuals would be interested in being involved.

If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact CNMN Saskatchewan regional representative Alain Perron – / 306-585-5201.

We look forward to seeing you.

We also warmly welcome your colleagues — feel free to speak with them or forward this information.  We would like as many people and organizations as possible to come. We can better support new music in Canada when we welcome, involve and network with all new music genres and all people from all sectors that constitute the total new music equation.

Not yet a CNMN member?

What are you waiting for? CNMN welcomes everyone and offers a free, non-voting membership along with the traditional voting membership at little cost. Joining is easy with our online form. Check out our Members Listing, our PDF brochure and our Electronic Bulletins to learn more about us.

About Holophon

Holophon Audio Arts Inc. (holophon) is an audio arts organization based in Saskatchewan that unites communities using sound as an artistic medium. A not-for-profit arts organization, Holophon engages in diverse sound art practices including composition, gallery installation, and live performance, while additionally offering community support through educational programming.

About Andrew Love

Andrew has been an active member of Regina’s music scene since 2007. He has toured the country with his punk band Kleins96 and has released 7 albums with this and other groups. He is no stranger to sound and performance. His main interests are soundscapes, and sound based art works with interactive components.

About Ernie Dulanowsky

Ernie Dulanowsky is an electronic music performer from Regina. His first brush with making electronic music came with building tone generators from schematics in Popular Electronics more than twenty years ago. Soon after, Ernie acquired his first synthesizer and multi-track recorder and started making electronic pop songs and playing in synth-pop bands. The advent of polyphonic MIDI synthesizers and digital sequencers enabled more elaborate sonic experimentation. Keeping pace with music technology, Ernie soon started using computer-based sequencers to control his MIDI synths and samplers. After a period of computer-based composition using Linux and other open-source tools to craft soundscapes and manipulate found sounds, Ernie has returned to a hardware-based workflow, using both homemade and commercial electronics to create ambient drone and noise pieces.

About Dr. Sophie Bouffard

Whether in recital or opera, soprano Sophie Bouffard is recognized for her great expressivity, her rich and vibrant voice, as well as her ability to captivate audiences. Dr. Bouffard received her vocal training at Laval University in the studios of Michel Ducharme and Marie-Danielle Parent, and also in Belgium in the class of the world-renowned singer-pedagogue Loh Siew-Tuan.

A versatile singer, her repertoire ranges from baroque to new music, from opera to recital. She has performed with the Belgium National Opera House La Monnaie, Opera Saskatchewan, the Saskatoon Opera, the Regina Symphony Orchestra, the Arditti String Quartet, and the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières, to name a few. Dr. Bouffard is in great demand as a performer of new music; many works have been composed specially for her. She has also performed extensively throughout Canada as well as in France, Belgium, Portugal, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, and Great Britain.

Dr. Bouffard is the Head of the Conservatory of Performing Arts at the University of Regina. Aside from her work as an administrator and as a professional soprano, she maintains an active career as a musicologist. Dr. Bouffard’s current research focuses on Canadian music, issues of identity, especially relating to western and northern Canada, as well as the role of arts and culture in community development, namely in minority settings.