I had the good fortune of attending and contributing to a CNMN Sustainability conversation in 2019. I felt a connection with the organization’s values and left excited with the dialogue and the knowledge exchanged. CNMN is providing innovative and exciting events that enrich our music community. I’m honoured to be asked to join the board and am excited to contribute and learn.
Robert Thomson is a musician, music curator, and performer of Haida, Tsimshian, and mixed European ancestry. He is the band leader of soul-pop project Sister Says, an artistic producer at Full Circle: First Nations Performance and the music programmer for the Talking Stick Festival and Múyuntstut ta Slúlum Concert Series. In 2019, Robert received the award for “Emerging Performing Arts Leader” presented by the Canadian Association for Presenting Arts.
Outside of Full Circle and Sister Says, Robert is currently the electric bass player in the projects SOLA, Logan and Nathan, a sound designer/performer/live looper in the experimental musical Morag, You’re a Long Time Deid (2020), part of the Indigifest (2019) artistic team, and co-curated the concert, Giving Voice (2017).