Marc-Olivier Lamontagne (QC) (2016–2017)

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.