I’m very excited to join the CNMN/RCMN board and hope to help this unique and most important organization to flourish even more. I believe building bridges and encouraging pollination between provinces, regions, cities, and across Canada is one of the most important challenges towards building a cultural environment that facilitates the free movement of creators and projects and that enables communities to witness, appreciate and participate in the celebration of the cultural differences and similarities that define our nations. As a board member, I intend to help strengthen the network. I also hope to bring a francophone/Québécois perspective to our work.
Marc-Olivier Lamontagne is a Canadian guitarist who specializes in contemporary music performance for classical and electric guitar. He performs regularly with the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and Bradyworks and has collaborated with many new music organizations such as the Quatuor Bozzini, ECM+, Quasar, Orchestre 21, The Music Gallery, Paramirabo, Projections libérantes and Chants Libres. He is the founder and artistic director of Ensemble Punctum (specializing in music for plucked instruments) and Ciao Rhino (a quartet of mixed music) and was a founding member of Ensemble La Machine. Between 2012 and 2014, he was the artistic director of the Ottawa New Music Creators and since 2015 he has been the artistic director of Codes d’accès, a production organization for emerging new music.