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

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

2022-07-11

Self-nom­i­­na­­tions for the CNMN Board of Direc­tors (2022–2024) are open! Elect­ed by CNMN mem­bers at our AGM in the Fall of 2022, board mem­bers serve two year terms which are renew­able. Please sub­mit the CNMN Board self-nom­i­­na­­tion form by August 25, 2022.

2021-11-25

The Cana­di­an New Music Net­work is excit­ed to call for Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music Projects to be host­ed on the online Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music Hub. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be pro­vid­ed fund­ing for doc­u­men­ta­tion of an exist­ing project. Amount of grant: $800.00 Appli­ca­tion dead­line: Feb­ru­ary 20, 2022 Dead­line for sub­mis­sion of doc­u­men­ta­tion via online upload form for select­ed… Read more »

Events

  • December 7, 2021 - Activism Conversations — Community

    4pm EST — watch live on Face­book or archived on YouTube

    In the plu­ral­i­ty of often frag­ile inti­mate net­works of social con­nec­tion, what do we hear that is already there? How do we accom­pa­ny, pro­vide sup­ports, lis­ten for when the notes are caught tight in a net and help with the untan­gling and then lis­ten for the new entan­gle­ment? Maybe we should ask first? Maybe it was already there? Can we real­ly avoid build­ing bor­der patrols, prac­tic­ing extrac­tion, impos­ing exter­nal cat­e­gories, repeat­ing trau­ma? What does mutu­al ben­e­fit actu­al­ly mean? Watch the Com­mu­ni­ty FORUM 2021 video.

    Mod­er­a­tor: Rebec­ca Caines
    Guests: Gior­gio Mag­na­nen­si, Louise Campbell

  • January 18, 2022 - Activism Conversations – Indigenous Resurgence

    4pm EST — watch live on Face­book or archived on YouTube

    How do Indige­nous artists and com­mu­ni­ties respond to the cur­rent notion of Indige­nous resur­gence? How does lan­guage and def­i­n­i­tion affect or effect Indige­nous work? Does men­tor­ship play a role in the work of Indige­nous artists and how? Watch the Indige­nous Resur­gence FORUM 2021 video.

    Mod­er­a­tor: Bec­ca Tay­lor
    Guests: Astro­labe Music The­atre (Heather Pawsey & Del­phine Arm­strong Der­ick­son), Ian Cus­son, Geron­i­mo Inu­tiq, Sandy Scofield

  • February 15, 2022 - Activism Conversations – Land

    4pm EST — watch live on Face­book or archived on YouTube

    What is sound rela­tion­ship with land? How can we encour­age and prac­tice right rela­tions? What are the ethics of record­ing land­scapes and places? Whose con­sent do we need to seek? Watch the Land FORUM 2021 video.

    Mod­er­a­tor: Wende Bart­ley
    Guests: Tanya Kalmanovitch, Heather Peat Hamm, Tina Pear­son, Jen­ni Schine

  • March 15, 2022 - Activism Conversations – Innovation/Technology

    8pm EST — watch live on Face­book or archived on YouTube

    New direc­tions in tech­nol­o­gy, and new def­i­n­i­tions of inno­va­tion. How do we work with non-humans? What is unknow­able in our prac­tice? Where do our com­po­si­tions come from? How do we define lis­ten­ing? Are all things heard, audi­ble? Watch the Innovation/Technology FORUM 2021 video.

    Mod­er­a­tor: Suzanne Kite
    Guests: Amy Bran­don, Tere­sa Con­nors, Hel­ga Jakob­son, Annie Martin

  • April 12, 2022 - Activism Conversations – Access

    4pm EST — watch live on Face­book or archived on YouTube

    What’s the point of deep­en­ing access? When acces­si­bil­i­ty goes wrong is think­ing of access as a one-way street, where some­one who hasn’t expe­ri­enced some­thing final­ly gets the chance to take it in. Rather, the access aspi­ra­tion here is a bridge to cul­tur­al exchange where mul­ti­ple peo­ple or com­mu­ni­ties ben­e­fit equi­tably from a bar­ri­er free space to meet, con­nect, find com­mon­al­i­ties, cel­e­brate dif­fer­ence, and share their cul­tures with each oth­er. Increas­ing Access inher­ent­ly involves rec­og­niz­ing or acknowl­edg­ing exist­ing bar­ri­ers. What are some of the bar­ri­ers (in your work, com­pa­ny, com­mu­ni­ty, dis­ci­pline, etc)? What com­mu­ni­ties, cul­tures, or expe­ri­ences does this com­mu­ni­ty need to increase access with these days? Is there a place, an expe­ri­ence, a com­mu­ni­ty that we are not able to access? What would need to change to make it acces­si­ble? Watch the Access FORUM 2021 video.

    Mod­er­a­tor: Col Cseke
    Guests: Chelsea Jones, Julie Richard, Ellen Waterman

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