New Music Initiative 2015 – Steering Committee Report – Dec 2014


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:

Direct link: New Music Ini­tia­tive 2015 – Steer­ing Com­mit­tee Report – Dec 2014
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