Urbanvessel - Singing River. Photo: Saajid Motala
Fischermanns Orchestra, Bruno Spörri & D. Andrew Stewart at Jazzwerkstatt 2018. Photo Anna Zimmermann
Esprit Orchestra performance of R. Murray Schafer's North/White with percussionist Ryan Scott "riding" a snowmobile. Photo Malcolm Cook.
Fischermanns Orchestra, Bruno Spörri & D. Andrew Stewart at Jazzwerkstatt 2018. Photo Anna Zimmermann
Urbanvessel - On the Brink. Photo: Dahlia Katz
Lori Freedman & Alexandre St-Onge -- Nuit Blanche MTL
Les oiseaux de Nias, SAT
Emily Doolittle - Board Member
Pauline Oliveros' Heart Chant at CNMN Conversation on Sustainability Vancouver
Photo Jessica Lowe
Lori Freedman & Alexandre St Onge during a matralab residency with Linda Bouchard
Norman Adams, Sam Shalabi, Tim Crofts
Urbanvessel - On the Brink. Photo: Dahlia Katz
The Line with Lori Hamar - Linda Bouchard
RETRO-for bells installation, chamber ensemble and live electronics – Roozbeh Tabandeh
All Caps No Space - Linda Bouchard
Modulus Festival 2015 - A Strange Wonderful Something
Evie Mark & Akinisie Sivuarapik - Inuit Throat Singers. Esprit Orchestra performance of Alexina Louie's Take the Dog Sled. Photo Malcolm Cook
Fischermanns Orchestra, Bruno Spörri & D. Andrew Stewart at Jazzwerkstatt 2018. Photo Anna Zimmermann
Urbanvessel - On the Brink. Photo: Dahlia Katz
Les oiseaux de Nias, SAT
Les oiseaux de Nias, SAT
OF THE WORLD, DUST REMAIN - Interdisciplinary stage work by Roozbeh Tabandeh - January 2019
Urbanvessel - Stitch. Photo: Omer Yukseker
AllCapsNoSpace - Linda Bouchard
Les oiseaux de Nias, SAT
Murmuration by Linda Bouchard @ CNMAT, California
Urbanvessel - Singing River. Photo: Saajid Motala
Urbanvessel - After the End. Photo: Tamara Romanchuk
Gabriel Dharmoo performing at Music on Main. Photo: Jan Gates
Modulus Festival 2014 - Music on Main
OF THE WORLD, DUST REMAIN - Interdisciplinary stage work by Roozbeh Tabandeh - January 2019
Urbanvessel - On the Brink. Photo: Dahlia Katz
Sharon Kallis leading a rope making exercise at CNMN Conversation on Sustainability Vancouver
Esprit Orchestra performance of Charles Ives' The Unanswered Question in Koerner Hall on October 24, 2018. Photo Malcolm Cook
Emily Doolittle - Board Member
Urbanvessel - Singing River. Photo: Saajid Motala
Modulus Festival Rothko Chapel - Music on Main
Urbanvessel - Voice Box. Photo: Adam Coish
Tina Pearson's Tree Sing, vocalists Sara Létourneau et Caroline Tremblay, danceuse Mya Lalancette Photo Constantin Monfilliette
Megumi Masaki playing Nicole Lizée's Hitchcock Études
GOYA: Intermedia Opera, created by WL Altman with libretto by David Fancy. Singer Helen Pridmore, video by Ian Campbell.
Megumi Masaki playing Keith Hamel's TOUCH. Photo: Sigi Torinus

About Us

The Canadian New Music Network (CNMN) is a membership-based organization connecting and representing everyone involved in Canadian music and sound creation. CNMN's ambition is to gather all Canadian composers, performers, ensembles, orchestras, administrators, service organizations, production companies, presenters, record labels, music educators, music media, musicologists from coast-to-coast and reaching out to members abroad.

People from many cultures and practices create new music in Canada. CNMN’s activities reflect our belief and enthusiasm for the value and benefits of new music for both for individuals and communities as a means of expression and listening. CNMN members practice a vibrant range of musical and/or sonic practices and interests, be they performative or contemplative, live or mediated, professional or enthusiast. CNMN brings us together, catalyzes initiatives and creates resources for a dynamic and nurturing creative environment.

What's New

2023-02-22

CNMN is col­lab­o­rat­ing with the Research Cen­tre for Music, Sound and Soci­ety at Car­leton Uni­ver­si­ty for two events relat­ed to Sus­tain­able Futures.  Lis­ten­ing to the Cli­mate Emer­gency through The Tar Sands Song­bookTues­day, March 28, 7 – 9:30 pm, Car­leton Dom­in­ion-Chalmers Cen­tre, 355 Coop­er St (paid park­ing off Lis­gar St entrance)$15 or pay-what-you-can.  What role can lis­ten­ing play… Read more »

2023-02-21

CNMN invites you to a con­ver­sa­tion envi­sion­ing Sus­tain­able Futures for music and sound artists and organizations,arts work­ers and audi­ences. The Music Room — 6181 Lady Ham­mond Rd, Hal­i­fax, NS B3K 2R97 pm, March 16, 2023 Join us in a facil­i­tat­ed dis­cus­sion of ques­tions includ­ing: Par­tic­i­pants will include pre­sen­ters, fund­ing orga­ni­za­tions, artists and researchers from and for… Read more »

Events

  • March 16, 2023 - Sustainable Futures — Halifax Meeting

    The Music Room — 6181 Lady Ham­mond Rd, Hal­i­fax, NS B3K 2R9
    7 pm, March 16, 2023

    Join us in a facil­i­tat­ed dis­cus­sion of ques­tions including:

    • How can music and sound orga­ni­za­tions sup­port artis­tic works and ini­tia­tives that both pro­mote greater aware­ness of cli­mate issues and engage in the author­ing of a health­i­er world?
    • How is lan­guage and pol­i­cy shift­ing to address the impact of cli­mate on music and sound prac­tice and presentation?
    • What tools and sup­port can arts orga­ni­za­tions like CNMN offer to sup­port the con­tin­ued rel­e­vance and via­bil­i­ty of our sector?What is rea­son­able or radical?
    • How can we as indi­vid­u­als and as a com­mu­ni­ty process and move through the  chal­leng­ing emo­tions that  trans­for­ma­tion and sus­tain­abil­i­ty may evoke: from (eco)grief, com­pla­cen­cy, com­plic­i­ty, to over­whelm and isolation. 
    • How do we ground our orga­ni­za­tions and our­selves in prac­ti­cal opti­mism, tak­ing tan­gi­ble steps towards a more sus­tain­able world?

    Par­tic­i­pants will include pre­sen­ters, fund­ing orga­ni­za­tions, artists and researchers from and for a broad range of cre­ative music and sound prac­tices and audiences.

    Please RSVP to Ter­ri Hron at dir@reseaumusiquesnouvelles.ca

  • March 28, 2023 - Sustainable Futures — The Tar Sands Songbook
    Tanya Kalmanovitch présente le Tar Sands Songbook

    Lis­ten­ing to the Cli­mate Emer­gency through The Tar Sands Song­book
    Tues­day, March 28, 7 – 9:30 pm, Car­leton Domin­ion-Chalmers Cen­tre, 355 Coop­er St (paid park­ing off Lis­gar St entrance)

    What role can lis­ten­ing play in address­ing the cli­mate emer­gency? Vio­list, com­pos­er, eth­no­mu­si­col­o­gist, and cli­mate activist Tanya Kalmanovitch presents a per­for­mance of her doc­u­men­tary the­atre piece The Tar Sands Songbook,addressing the com­plex­i­ties of life, cul­ture, and oil-eco­nom­ics in her home­town of Fort McMur­ray. Through text, ethno­graph­ic video, and Tanya’s orig­i­nal music, the work asks us to con­sid­er our per­son­al rela­tion­ships with oil. The per­for­mance will be fol­lowed by an audi­ence talk­back discussion.

  • March 29, 2023 - Sustainable Futures — Ottawa Meeting

    On March 29, we’ll bring togeth­er mem­bers of Ottawa’s diverse music com­mu­ni­ty for a con­ver­sa­tion on sus­tain­abil­i­ty. How can music orga­ni­za­tions respond to the cli­mate emer­gency and its social impacts?

    The Cana­di­an New Music Net­work (CNMN) and the Research Cen­tre for Music, Sound, and Soci­ety in Cana­da invite you to a con­ver­sa­tion envi­sion­ing Sus­tain­able Futures for music and sound artists and orga­ni­za­tions, arts work­ers and audiences.

    Join us in a facil­i­tat­ed dis­cus­sion of ques­tions including:

    • How can music and sound orga­ni­za­tions sup­port artis­tic works and ini­tia­tives that both pro­mote greater aware­ness of cli­mate issues and engage in the author­ing of a health­i­er world?
    • How is lan­guage and pol­i­cy shift­ing to address the impact of cli­mate on music and sound prac­tice and presentation?
    • What tools and sup­port can arts orga­ni­za­tions like CNMN offer to sup­port the con­tin­ued rel­e­vance and via­bil­i­ty of our sector?What is rea­son­able or radical?
    • How can we as indi­vid­u­als and as a com­mu­ni­ty process and move through the  chal­leng­ing emo­tions that  trans­for­ma­tion and sus­tain­abil­i­ty may evoke: from (eco)grief, com­pla­cen­cy, com­plic­i­ty, to over­whelm and isolation. 
    • How do we ground our orga­ni­za­tions and our­selves in prac­ti­cal opti­mism, tak­ing tan­gi­ble steps towards a more sus­tain­able world?

    Par­tic­i­pants will include pre­sen­ters, fund­ing orga­ni­za­tions, artists and researchers from and for a broad range of cre­ative music and sound prac­tices and audiences.

    Loca­tion: Car­leton Domin­ion-Chalmer Cen­tre, 355 Coop­er St (paid park­ing off Lis­gar St entrance)

    Time: 10 am to 12 pm, Wednes­day, March 29, 2023

    If you are inter­est­ed in attend­ing this meet­ing, please email Ter­ri Hron.

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