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.
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.
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 »
December 7, 2021 - Activism Conversations — Community
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
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
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
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
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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