Juliet Palmer (ON) (President 2019-present, Vice President 2016–2019)

I attend­ed my first FORUM in Jan­u­ary 2016 and was impressed by the depth and range of expe­ri­ences of the pre­sen­ters. Meet­ing and min­gling with inno­v­a­tive Cana­di­an del­e­gates along­side inno­va­tors from Europe gave me a fresh per­spec­tive on music cre­ation and dis­sem­i­na­tion. It was heart­en­ing to encounter the grow­ing num­ber of indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions work­ing toward mak­ing our com­mu­ni­ty more wel­com­ing to those long exclud­ed from it. Col­lab­o­ra­tion is at the heart of my cre­ative prac­tice and cen­tral to my work as edu­ca­tor, facil­i­ta­tor, men­tor and com­pos­er-in-res­i­dence. As a board mem­ber, I look for­ward to fruit­ful col­lab­o­ra­tions with my fel­low board mem­bers and to the con­tin­ued growth of this invalu­able nation­al network. 

New Zealand-Cana­di­an com­pos­er Juli­et Palmer is known as a “post-mod­ernist with a con­science” (The Lis­ten­er) whose work “cross­es so many gen­res as to be in a cat­e­go­ry of its own” (Toron­to Star). Her work has been fea­tured around the world, with per­for­mances at New York’s Lin­coln Cen­ter, Lon­don’s South­bank Cen­tre, the Hud­der­s­field Con­tem­po­rary Music Fes­ti­val, Bath Inter­na­tion­al Fes­ti­val, Voix Nou­velles France, Italy’s Angel­i­ca Fes­ti­val, Evenings of New Music Bratisla­va, Musi­ca Fic­ta Fes­ti­val Lithua­nia, NYYD Fes­ti­val Esto­nia, The Istan­bul Fes­ti­val, Sound­cul­ture Japan, the Ade­laide Fes­ti­val, the New Zealand Inter­na­tion­al Arts Fes­ti­val and Canada’s Sound Sym­po­sium. Juli­et is the artis­tic direc­tor of Urban­ves­sel, a plat­form for inter­dis­ci­pli­nary collaboration.