Heidi Ouellette (MB) (2012–16)

“I ful­ly sup­port the mis­sion behind the CNMN and believe in the strength in num­bers found in col­lab­o­ra­tive and co-oper­a­tive net­works. I am excit­ed and eager to con­tribute to the Cana­di­an New Music Network.”

Hei­di Ouel­lette is a Win­nipeg-based com­pos­er, cura­tor and enthu­si­as­tic insti­ga­tor. She is the co-founder and Direc­tor of Clus­ter: New Music + Inte­grat­ed Arts Fes­ti­val, an annu­al fes­ti­val of con­tem­po­rary sound and art in Win­nipeg, MB that serves as a plat­form for artists to cre­ate, to exper­i­ment, and to col­lab­o­rate. Hei­di recent­ly became the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of GroundSwell, Win­nipeg’s pre­miere new music series. An active and pas­sion­ate mem­ber of the local arts and cul­ture scene, she is the Vice-Pres­i­dent of the Cen­tral Cana­di­an Cen­tre for Per­for­mance (CCCP) and has recent­ly con­tributed to núna (now), the Win­nipeg Folk Fes­ti­val, and the Arts and Cul­tur­al Indus­tries Asso­ci­a­tion of Man­i­to­ba (ACI Manitoba).

Inter­est­ed in the con­cepts of organ­ics, expe­ri­ence and alche­my, her com­po­si­tion­al work often incor­po­rates recy­cled or bor­rowed mate­r­i­al, impro­vi­sa­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion with oth­er musi­cians and dis­ci­plines. Recent projects include a col­lab­o­ra­tive pre­sen­ta­tion of her cham­ber opera, The Gash­ly­crumb Tinies with Lon­don-based PAZZIA Per­for­mance Col­lec­tive, the pre­miere of In Glo­ri­ous Technicolor/YELLOW com­mis­sioned by Emer­a­do Quar­tet, and a new song cycle, I know where the sum­mer goes, record­ed for an upcom­ing album, Songs of the Red Riv­er Val­ley.


[Last update: Sep­tem­ber 10, 2012]