Helen Pridmore (Prairies) (2019-present)

I am hon­oured and excit­ed to be part of the CNMN Board.  This is a strong and vital orga­ni­za­tion that brings togeth­er our new music com­mu­ni­ty across Cana­da.  Such a vast land, so many projects and oppor­tu­ni­ties:  CNMN offers a way to con­nect, to share, to col­lab­o­rate and to enjoy the depth and breadth of music and sound pos­si­bil­i­ties in our coun­try.  Lais­sez les bons temps — et la belle musique — rouler!

Helen Prid­more is a singer and sound artist, with a focus on con­tem­po­rary scored music, exper­i­men­tal music and impro­vi­sa­tion.  She has per­formed across Cana­da and the US, includ­ing a solo appear­ance at Carnegie Hall; Helen has also per­formed in Europe, Mex­i­co and Japan.  She has three CDs to her name, includ­ing …between the shore and the ships…, which won the 2013 East Coast Music Award for Best Clas­si­cal Recording.

Helen’s cur­rent focus is on the tech­nol­o­gy of the voice and the body, with explo­rations into the con­cepts of aur­al beau­ty, space and silence.  She is writ­ing and per­form­ing new works for voice that employ both struc­ture and impro­vi­sa­tion.  One of her cur­rent projects is her solo voice work Sor Jua­na and the Silences, which will be tour­ing Cana­da in the 2020–21 sea­son.  Helen also shares her ideas with stu­dents and com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers via work­shops and impro­vi­sa­tion ses­sions:  see http://www.beingastonished.com/voice-lab/ for cur­rent work and projects.

With degrees from the Uni­ver­si­ties of Saskatchewan and Toron­to, and the East­man School of Music, Helen is cur­rent­ly a fac­ul­ty mem­ber in Music and Cre­ative Tech­nolo­gies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na.  www.helenpridmore.ca