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