A portion of the 2015 CAPACOA conference in Halifax has been designed with CNMN and its members in mind. We contacted the organizers of the conference a while ago and stressed that the general presenting culture of Canada that attends the conference tends to steer away from New Music and that we feel we can do something about this. At the conference we will be presenting a showcase of new music performers from across the country, a national panel of new music presenters discussing innovation in presentation, and a critical response performance by Gabriel Dharmoo, where his work will be presented and then discussed by the audience. It’s truly an exciting opportunity for CNMN to connect to the larger presenting community in a significant way. For all of our members, there is a CNMN conference rate. We hope that if it’s possible, you’re able to attend. Please let us know if you can make it so we can connect at the conference. It’s time to begin to shift the perspective of presenting New Music in Canada.
Please contact Kyle Brenders for more information:
P.S. Also, perhaps of interest to some of you: CAPACOA is running Pitch Sessions for those looking to promote tour-ready work. More information on how to participate: http://www.capacoa.ca/en/conference/about/pitch-sessions