CNMN Regional Meetings 2012–2013

The CNMN Region­al Meet­ings have been ongo­ing since Decem­ber 2012.  All in all, a total of 7 meet­ings make up this ini­tia­tive. A high pri­or­i­ty is to make sure region­al con­cerns and region­al real­i­ties are a big part of these meetings.

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CNMN Board Mem­ber Hei­di Ouel­lette orga­nized the Man­i­to­ba Region­al Meet­ing. It took place March 10, 2013 at the Urban Shaman Gallery in Win­nipeg and was struc­tured as a half-day con­fer­ence. Co-host­ed by the Clus­ter: New Music + Inte­grat­ed Arts Fes­ti­val the con­fer­ence fea­tured a num­ber of the fes­ti­val artists as pre­sen­ters. The event was an inti­mate gath­er­ing of com­posers, per­form­ers, admin­is­tra­tors and stu­dents from the Win­nipeg new music com­mu­ni­ty as well as guest artists in town for the fes­ti­val. This mix of indi­vid­u­als from dif­fer­ent back­grounds, at dif­fer­ent stages in their career/life made for inter­est­ing dis­cus­sions, with many dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives. The con­fer­ence fea­tured pre­sen­ta­tions, a pan­el dis­cus­sion, the pre­miere of a new the­atri­cal vocal work per­formed by Sarah Albu, and an engag­ing round table dis­cus­sion that had near­ly every indi­vid­ual in the room dis­cussing a myr­i­ad of top­ics con­cern­ing cre­ative music mak­ing in Man­i­to­ba and Cana­da. ~ Hei­di Ouellette


Man­i­to­ba Region­al Meet­ing in Win­nipeg — Pho­to cred­it: Leif Norman

The Saskatchewan Region­al Meet­ing took place April 21, 2013 at the Arte­sian in Regi­na. CNMN Board Mem­ber Alain Per­ron planned this meet­ing, and soprano/musicologist Sophie Bouf­fard helped facil­i­tate. In con­junc­tion were two Holophon per­for­mances fea­tur­ing Andrew Love and Ernie Dulanowsky. It was a busy week with the JUNOs in town, but the meet­ing drew par­tic­i­pa­tion by very inter­est­ed mem­bers of the com­mu­ni­ty. The dis­cus­sion func­tioned as a check-up of Saskatchewan’s new music com­mu­ni­ty as well as an impe­tus for the region to move for­ward togeth­er on mutu­al inter­ests, includ­ing build­ing a func­tion­al region­al net­work to link every­one in the province inter­est­ed in new music.

Note: the Que­bec, Alber­ta, Atlantic and Ontario meet­ings have already tak­en place, and report­ed in the Win­ter bul­letin here.


Direct arti­cle link: CNMN Region­al Meet­ings 2012–2013
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