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.
Join us for our AGM Thursday, September 17 at 1 pm. Zoom link and Agenda & Reports
CNMN is hiring a part-time administrative assistant to help the Executive Director with administrative and organizational tasks related to membership management.
October 22, 2020 - Decolonial Imaginings
An event in support of of-the-now’s Decolonial Imaginings project around Dylan Robinson’s new book Hungry Listening.
Curators: Dylan Robinson & Mitch Renaud
Settler composers: jake moore, Jocelyn Morlock, Juliet Palmer, Luke Nickel, Kelly Ryan
Respondents: Tina Pearson, Tamara Levitz
Check out the whole Decolonial Imaginings project!
October 29, 2020 - PCM Hub Launch
Join us for the celebration of the new Participatory Creative Music Hub
October 29 @ 7 pm EST
Host: Louise Campbell
Guests: Chris Brown, Kathryn Cobbler, Moe Clark, Jodi Proznick, Pierre Vachon
With the goal of inspiring people to make their own music and providing resources with which to do so, the Hub showcases creative music projects in schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, social services and prisons, using materials as varied as playdough, stethoscopes, found objects, acoustic instruments, rock band instruments, field recorders and digital software.
November 12, 2020 - Can Western art music ever be equitable in practice and in perception?
Curator: Parmela Attariwala
Guests: Pat Carrabré, Ian Cusson, Lise Vaugeois, Dinuk Wijeratne
Various aspects of coloniality—including postcolonialism and neocolonialism—play out in criticisms of, and support for, Western Art Music, as well as in recent calls to decolonize the institutions that sustain it. The “Re:Soundings” diversity report, commissioned by Orchestras Canada, highlighted multiple nodes at which contemporary encounters between Western art music and other musics have been problematic. How can we reconceptualize the parameters by which we currently define avant-gardeism in music, and in doing so, might we also begin to unshackle the art form from its Eurocentric priorities?
Part of the Decolonization Series.
December 3, 2020 - Process vs. Product
Curator: Olivia Shortt
Guests: Olivia C. Davies; Marion Newman; Kim Senklip-Harvey
The intersectionality of collaboration, ethics, and Indigenous protocols in art-making.
What does it mean to ‘decolonize’ or ‘indigenize’ an artistic space? How do we create spaces that are safe? What is an intersectional approach to decolonization – how do we start from a place of openness to all? What can we learn from each other’s discipline’s approach to decolonization? Let’s talk about the artistic process. The language used in a space, land acknowledgement, who is in charge? Discussion of having medicine in the room (turning the fire alarm off), listening to indigenous voices and voices of colour. having an elder in the space. Sharing food, time for silence/rest/breaks. From hiring to rehearsals, what do we each value in the process to help make a space ‘safer’.
Part of the Decolonization Series.
- January 14, 2021 - Decolonization Series
- February 11, 2021 - Decolonization Series
- March 11, 2021 - Conversation francophone
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