CNMN’s upcoming FORUM 2014 will be held from January 24 to 26, 2014 in collaboration with the University of Calgary. This will be a very exciting FORUM; we are planning our most ambitious project ever.
The university facility is key. It combines a hotel, restaurant, a state-of-the-art concert hall and meeting rooms all within a 5 minute walking radius. It’s a perfect way to get to know people and to do some serious networking. Downtown Calgary is also easy to get to, via a 20-minute ride on the fantastic monorail system.
Much depends on funding, but let’s be optimistic! The plan is to incorporate several new features in this FORUM including an open call for proposals, some serious feedback from listeners and fans, community-wide discussion on plans for 2016 and beyond, concerts by the Land’s End Ensemble and New Works Calgary, and a new partnership with FACTOR, among others.
We are also planning on inviting some very high-level international new music presenters to the FORUM. Discussions are on-going, but the plan is to bring some of the biggest names in new music presenting from London, New York, Paris, and Berlin to Calgary to hear Canadian new music — and to bring Canadian new music to these international cities in the future. If you are interested in presenting your work in these markets, this is the way to meet the people who can make it happen.
The steering committee will be working on the FORUM this summer, and final details will be available in mid-September. Book those dates — January 24–26 — and makes sure you are in Calgary for FORUM 2014.
Check in with our Forum 2014 event page (under development) as we continue to update and add to the information.