24th edition CNMN Bulletin – June 2017


Table of Contents


Crys­tal­liz­ing the Com­mu­ni­ty: a CNMN research project
CNMN wel­comes Clemens Merkel and Bren­da Cleniuk

Reports from the CNMN Com­mit­tees, June 2017

Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive (DCI) Report
FORUM 2018 Steer­ing Com­mit­tee Report
Tour­ing Net­work Com­mit­tee Report
Equi­ty & Diver­si­ty Com­mit­tee Report
Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mit­tee Report
Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee Report

Wel­come New Mem­bers – June 2017
ISCM World New Music Days 2017
Sub­scribe to Music­works – spe­cial offer
Want to get to know Circuit?
Musi­cal Impro­vi­sa­tion at Land’s End
Mem­ber­ship Dues 2016–17
Open a space for CNMN
Mem­bers’ Cor­ner – How to Submit


24th edi­tion CNMN Bul­letin – June 2017

  • Crystallizing the Community: a CNMN research project

    CNMN makes its first for­ay into the world of sta­tis­ti­cal analy­sis with a project to be pre­sent­ed at ISCM’s World New Music Days, in Van­cou­ver, Novem­ber 2–8, 2017.

    Won­der­ing just how it is that peo­ple come to the prac­tice of new music in Cana­da, and how these routes may have changed over the past few decades, we have pro­posed the following:

    To exam­ine the routes, path­ways and acci­dents that bring peo­ple in Cana­da to the prac­tice of new music com­po­si­tion. We will look at: (1) how the path­ways may have changed over the past five decades; (2) gen­der and diver­si­ty; (3) region­al vari­a­tions; and (4) changes in the impor­tance of tra­di­tion­al musi­cal lit­er­a­cy. The study will also iden­ti­fy events, per­cep­tions and expe­ri­ences that pro­pel some peo­ple into com­po­si­tion rather than some oth­er musi­cal occupation.

    Riv­et­ing, you say? Indeed, it is. Inter­views con­duct­ed in the prepa­ra­tion of ques­tions reveal a fas­ci­nat­ing range of entry points and inspi­ra­tion. We imag­ine that the hard data results will have impli­ca­tions for what post-sec­ondary insti­tu­tions require as pre­req­ui­sites, and what skills they teach.

    Crys­tal­liz­ing the Com­mu­ni­ty is con­duct­ed with assis­tance from CNMN mem­ber Mary Ingra­ham (PhD Musi­col­o­gy), with Dean­na Yerichuk (PhD Music Edu­ca­tion) and Gillian Stevens, (PhD Soci­ol­o­gy) through the Sound Stud­ies Ini­tia­tive at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta. Ross War­ing (PhD Com­mu­ni­ca­tions The­o­ry) con­tributes exper­tise in data visu­al­iza­tion, while Jim Rux­ton (elec­tri­cal engi­neer, inven­tor, instal­la­tion artist and founder of Sub­tle Tech­nolo­gies Fes­ti­val) is advis­ing on data display.

    Oth­er part­ners pro­vide con­tact with the com­mu­ni­ty: the Cana­di­an League of Com­posers and the Cana­di­an Music Cen­tre will assist in send­ing the sur­vey to their membership.

    Get­ting the sam­pling is the trick and this is where you, our CNMN mem­bers, come in.

    Please fill out the ques­tion­naire when it comes your way.

    Late spring/summer we will be send­ing it out to the com­mu­ni­ty. And because we want to see where and how peo­ple branch into the dif­fer­ent sub-prac­tices of new music, the sam­pling will be broad­er than just com­posers, impro­vis­ers and oth­er sound/music cre­ators. Make sure your per­son­al sto­ry con­tributes to the com­mu­ni­ty sto­ry – form part of this crys­talline structure.

    The pre­sen­ta­tion of this research project at ISCM’s World New Music Days in Van­cou­ver, Novem­ber 2–8, includes a pan­el dis­cus­sion as well as a pro­jec­tion installation.

    Steer­ing Com­mit­tee mem­bers: Jen­nifer War­ing (chair), Megu­mi Masa­ki, Tim Brady, Mary Ingra­ham, Gillian Stevens and Ross Waring.

    For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Jen­nifer Waring:


    Direct link: Crys­tal­liz­ing the Community
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  • CNMN welcomes Clemens Merkel and Brenda Cleniuk

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    • Clemens Merkel – vio­lin­ist, Quatuor Bozzi­ni – Mon­tre­al QC
    • Bren­da Cle­niuk – inde­pen­dent cura­tor, arts admin­is­tra­tor, cre­ator – ‘New Music Con­cert Series’ & SOIL Media Arts & Tech­nol­o­gy – Regi­na SK

    Let’s give a warm wel­come to the newest CNMN board mem­bers, Bren­da Cle­niuk and Clemens Merkel, who have recent­ly been appoint­ed by the board to step in and fill emp­ty mid-term seats.

    Clemens will be serv­ing as a Que­bec region­al rep­re­sen­ta­tive; he is a strong sup­port­er and advo­cate for new music in Québec and in Cana­da while also being a mem­ber of Montreal’s Quatuor Bozzi­ni for near­ly twen­ty years. Bren­da will be serv­ing as the Saskatchewan region­al rep­re­sen­ta­tive. She is an inde­pen­dent curator/director and has played an inte­gral role in Regina’s arts com­mu­ni­ty for over twen­ty-five years.

    Read more about Clemens and Bren­da, includ­ing what dri­ves their inter­est in vol­un­teer­ing on the CNMN board.

    We would like to gen­er­ous­ly thank out­go­ing board mem­bers Tim Brady and Alain Per­ron, who left mid-term this sea­son, and have giv­en many years of com­mit­ment to CNMN as board mem­bers. Alain Per­ron ded­i­cat­ed his time to the CNMN board for sev­en years (2010–2017) as region­al rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Saskatchewan. Tim Brady was pres­i­dent of CNMN from its incep­tion in 2005 until 2014. He con­tin­ues to fill a large role for CNMN as chair of the Dig­i­tal Con­tent Initiative.


    Direct link: CNMN wel­comes Clemens Merkel and Bren­da Cleniuk
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  • Reports from the Committees

    Three new com­mit­tees were cre­at­ed this sea­son, and we’re pleased to intro­duce them to you for the first time in this bul­letin: Equi­ty & Diver­si­ty, Tour­ing Net­work, and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions. We also wel­come two steer­ing com­mit­tees that formed for the pur­pose of a spe­cif­ic project: FORUM 2018 and CNMN@ISCM.

    What are com­mit­tees and who is on them? Since 2009, var­i­ous com­mit­tees have formed, some­times on a casu­al basis, some­times on a more con­tin­u­ous basis. They exist to focus-in on par­tic­u­lar issues – around areas of con­cern for the new music com­mu­ni­ty at large (such as the Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee and the Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive) or CNMN in par­tic­u­lar (such as The Offi­cial Lan­guages Facil­i­ta­tion Com­mit­tee). Or, they can be based around a par­tic­u­lar upcom­ing activ­i­ty (such as the FORUM 2018 Steer­ing Com­mit­tee). Any­one can be on a com­mit­tee, but one rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the Board of Direc­tors (see our web site) is required. Mem­bers can pro­pose oth­er com­mit­tees to a mem­ber of the board.

    Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive (DCI) Report – June 2017
    FORUM 2018 Steer­ing Com­mit­tee Report – June 2017
    Tour­ing Net­work Com­mit­tee Report – June 2017
    Equi­ty & Diver­si­ty Com­mit­tee Report – June 2017
    Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mit­tee Report – June 2017
    Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee Report – June 2017


    Direct link: Reports from the Com­mit­tees – June 2017
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  • Digital Content Initiative (DCI) Report – June 2017


    Sub­mit­ted by Tim Brady, chair

    The DCI had a very active fall 2016 and win­ter 2017. In col­lab­o­ra­tion with our part­ners the Cana­di­an Music Cen­tre and Le Vivi­er, we pre­pared and sub­mit­ted a very major grant for DCI devel­op­ment to the Depart­ment of Cana­di­an Her­itage Col­lec­tive Ini­tia­tives Pro­gram. This grant was for what we call Phase Two of the project – cre­at­ing the basic infra­struc­tures, pro­mo­tion­al, pro­duc­tion and data man­age­ment sys­tems. This was a very large, com­plex grant and would not have been pos­si­ble with­out the great coop­er­a­tion of Glenn Hod­gins (CMC), Pier­rette Gin­gras (Le Vivi­er), Clé­ment Top­ping, and a range of con­sul­tants. The team worked very well togeth­er, which bodes well for future collaborations.

    We will have an answer to this grant in Novem­ber 2017. We are also watch­ing the new Cana­da Coun­cil Dig­i­tal fund – details of which will be announced this fall. From all we have heard, this new mon­ey could play a sig­nif­i­cant role in the devel­op­ment of the DCI. There will prob­a­bly be a sig­nif­i­cant grant appli­ca­tion to sub­mit late this fall for this new program.

    The cur­rent plan for DCI (assum­ing fund­ing and part­ner­ships are con­firmed) is to spend 2018 – 2019 build­ing the infra­struc­ture and basic con­tent, with the major launch of the pub­lic plat­form in ear­ly 2020. Tech­nol­o­gy and music are chang­ing so quick­ly that it is impos­si­ble to say exact­ly where the issues around music dis­sem­i­na­tion will be at in 2020, but the DCI needs to be online with a strong Cana­di­an music pres­ence soon­er rather than lat­er. That is our goal.

    Please con­tact Tim Brady for more information

    Read past bulletin entries from this committee

    DCI Annu­al and Fall Report – Octo­ber 2016 (n° 23)
    Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive (DCI) Report – June 2016 (n° 22)
    Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive (DCI) Report – Octo­ber 2015 (n° 21)
    Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive (DCI) Report – May 2015 (n° 20)
    Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive (DCI) Study: The Ben­e­fits of Musi­cal Cre­ation (n° 20)
    Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive (DCI) Report – Dec 2014 (n° 19)
    Spe­cialised Music Dig­i­tal Con­tent Cre­ation Project (n° 18)


    Direct link: DCI Report – June 2017
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  • FORUM 2018 Steering Committee Report – June 2017


    Steer­ing Com­mit­tee mem­bers: Jen­nifer War­ing (chair), Tim Brady, Po Yeh and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the local part­ners (to be finalized).

    CNMN is gear­ing up for the next edi­tion of the bien­ni­al FORUM. Usu­al­ly held in the dark­est months of the year (dark in the astro­nom­i­cal sense, but also in the den­si­ty of grant dead­lines), this time it’s in May. Not so dark, not so cold, not so stressed (one hopes) – phew!

    Though details can­not be pub­li­cized yet, we can con­firm that it will be in Mon­tre­al, with a pos­si­ble sor­tie into a neigh­bour­ing musi­cal hotspot; in addi­tion to our talks with Con­cor­dia Uni­ver­si­ty and Le Vivi­er, we are speak­ing seri­ous­ly with Fes­ti­val Inter­na­tion­al musiques actuelle Vic­to­ri­av­ille (FIMAV). Prospects are exciting!

    The theme of this eighth CNMN FORUM is inter­dis­ci­pli­nary prac­tice. There’s rea­son to claim that inter­dis­ci­pli­nar­i­ty is the new (or rel­a­tive­ly new) thing: increas­ing­ly, ensem­bles pro­duce con­certs com­bin­ing music with all man­ner of oth­er expres­sion; com­posers cre­ate in media where their train­ing can­not be con­sid­ered expert (just as artists from oth­er dis­ci­plines cre­ate with sound); music is paired with non-artis­tic dis­ci­plines (sci­ence, phi­los­o­phy, his­to­ry, etc); and impro­vis­ing musi­cians col­lab­o­rate with impro­vis­ers work­ing in oth­er art forms. Con­cern for con­trol through spe­cial­iza­tion and lone­ly cre­ative process has giv­en way to enthu­si­asm for the pos­si­bil­i­ties that come from mix­ing it up. Who knows, maybe the attrac­tion is the very idea of relin­quish­ing control.

    FORUM 2018 is the place to go to find out what’s hap­pen­ing in this vibrant and var­ied prac­tice – where these and oth­er inter­est­ing, illu­mi­nat­ing, and prac­ti­cal ques­tions will be dis­cussed by the fab­u­lous array of local, nation­al and inter­na­tion­al new music and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary prac­ti­tion­ers that we have all come to expect at CNMN’s FORUMs.

    Your part in FORUM 2018 

    • Become a vot­ing mem­ber of CNMN. Mem­ber­ship brings advan­tages, includ­ing a low, low FORUM reg­is­tra­tion fee.
    • Watch for the Call for Sub­mis­sions, your chance to bring your story/ideas/projects to the atten­tion of the community.
    • Plan to attend FORUM 2018

    See you next year in Montreal.

    Want to help, got ideas, have ques­tions? Con­tact Jen­nifer Waring:


    Direct link: FORUM 2018 Steer­ing Com­mit­tee Report – June 2017
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  • Touring Network Committee Report – June 2017


    Com­mit­tee mem­bers: Norm Adams (chair), Kathryn Ladano.

    This is the first time CNMN has assem­bled a Tour­ing Net­work Com­mit­tee, so we’re eager to dis­cov­er what we can do to help CNMN members.

    Both com­mit­tee mem­bers Kathryn and Norm share a lot in com­mon: they are both per­form­ers and impro­vis­ers that have made sev­er­al tours across the coun­try. They both direct music presenting/producing orga­ni­za­tions, and are both inter­est­ed in how mak­ing con­nec­tions through tour­ing can cre­ate new col­lab­o­ra­tions, and a rich­er new music com­mu­ni­ty. We are also inter­est­ed in expand­ing our committee’s mem­ber­ship so if you’d like to join the con­ver­sa­tion, please let us know.

    The Tour­ing Net­work Com­mit­tee was born at FORUM 2016 in Ottawa, where CNMN spon­sored a num­ber of meet­ings to explore the devel­op­ment of a tour­ing net­work for new music. Dis­cus­sions includ­ed 20 mem­bers from a nation­al­ly and styl­is­ti­cal­ly diverse group, plus inter­na­tion­al guests. (The report of the meet­ings can be found here.) These meet­ings were very wide rang­ing and iden­ti­fied a need for sup­port for artists want­i­ng to tour their work. What that need is, and what CNMN can do to sup­port tour­ing artists is still unclear, so the com­mit­tee was formed to address this question.

    The com­mit­tee is con­sid­er­ing the fol­low­ing questions:

    • How can we devel­op a nation­al audi­ence for con­tem­po­rary music, through the sup­port of a nation­al tour­ing network?
    • How can we sup­port a new mod­el of tour­ing of new music that is built around project exchanges and reci­procity instead of just “mak­ing the rounds”?
    • How can we cre­ate and ensure the man­age­ment of a new music tour­ing infor­ma­tion resource for those who are tour­ing and those who are look­ing to book tour­ing shows?

    These are broad, com­plex ques­tions, and we’ll be con­sid­er­ing each ques­tion in more depth over the com­ing months, fur­ther focus­ing the work of the com­mit­tee, and like­ly cre­at­ing addi­tion­al ques­tions as we go before we for­mal­ly rec­om­mend next steps.

    Please consider joining our committee

    This will be an inter­est­ing con­ver­sa­tion that needs input from the whole range of Cana­di­an new music prac­ti­tion­ers. We hope that some of you would like to join in!

    Con­tact Norm Adams:


    Direct link: Tour­ing Net­work Com­mit­tee Report – June 2017
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  • Equity & Diversity Committee Report – June 2017

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    Com­mit­tee mem­bers: Jen­nifer War­ing (chair), Jen­nifer But­ler, Juli­et Palmer, Norm Adams, Lukas Pearse, Isak Gold­schnei­der and Chris Reiche.

    An out­growth of FORUM 2016, the new­ly formed Equi­ty and Diver­si­ty Com­mit­tee hit the road run­ning, in its first year plan­ning and pro­vid­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for com­mu­ni­ty intro­spec­tion around diver­si­ty and equi­ty. Why? Because it’s 2017 and there are still prob­lems, still mar­gin­al­ized voic­es that have not been heard.

    The major project dur­ing this off-forum year was the Rolling Nation­al Con­ver­sa­tion on diver­si­ty. With fund­ing from CNMN’s gen­er­al oper­at­ing bud­get, FACTOR, and local pre­sent­ing part­ners, the con­ver­sa­tions began in Hal­i­fax (Jan. 9), moved on to Vic­to­ria (March 26), and wound up in Mon­tre­al (May 1). It was an extreme­ly valu­able project, allow­ing for intense dis­cus­sion on a huge range of diver­si­ty con­cerns. We heard the voic­es of under-rep­re­sent­ed artists and prac­ti­tion­ers, and his­tor­i­cal­ly privileged/established prac­ti­tion­ers began under­stand­ing the ways that they need to make room.

    A com­pre­hen­sive report incor­po­rat­ing ideas from all three ses­sions will be made avail­able to our mem­ber­ship. In the mean­time, we encour­age you to take a look at the indi­vid­ual post-ses­sion mate­ri­als on our web site: the Mon­tre­al report has just been pub­lished, and the Hal­i­fax report remains avail­able as well. A tran­scrip­tion of the Vic­to­ria ses­sion is com­ing out short­ly – stay tuned! Be sure to check them out, they are great for fer­til­iz­ing your thinking.

    Anoth­er event of note: on behalf of CNMN and its Equi­ty & Diver­si­ty Com­mit­tee, Jen­nifer War­ing attend­ed a meet­ing called by Dylan Robin­son and mem­bers of the Nisga’a and Metis com­mu­ni­ty to dis­cuss aspects of the opera Louis Riel. A for­mal report is in prepa­ra­tion by lead­ers of the meet­ing. Watch for the release of this impor­tant doc­u­ment in the near future.

    If any CNMN mem­bers out there would like to become involved in the activ­i­ties of this com­mit­tee, please con­tact me either at the address below or through CNMN. 

    Jen­nifer Waring:


    Direct link: Equi­ty & Diver­si­ty Com­mit­tee Report – June 2017
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  • Communications Committee Report – June 2017


    Com­mit­tee mem­bers: Juli­et Palmer (chair), David Pay, Jen­nifer Butler

    Com­mu­ni­ca­tions are ever-evolv­ing and in the last few years it seems that each of us needs to refine our meth­ods every six months. At the Cana­di­an New Music Net­work, our com­mu­ni­ca­tions com­mit­tee is devel­op­ing ideas for effi­cient, fun, and rel­e­vant ways to share infor­ma­tion with — and to learn from — our mem­bers. Over the com­ing years you’ll see changes large and small, but what­ev­er meth­ods we use to com­mu­ni­cate, we always want to hear from you and what you need from the CNMN.

    If you’re a social media whiz, have com­mu­ni­ca­tions exper­tise to share, or sim­ply want to ask a ques­tion, get in touch with com­mit­tee chair: julietpalmer@gmail.com


    Direct link: Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mit­tee Report – June 2017
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  • Public Engagement Committee Report – June 2017

    Public Engagement

    Mem­bers: Sarah Albu (co-chair), Emi­ly Doolit­tle (co-chair), Louise Camp­bell, Jason Doell, Kathy Kennedy, Tawnie Olson, Jer­ry Pergolesi.

    The Pub­lic Engage­ment com­mit­tee mem­bers have been dis­cussing strate­gies and method­olo­gies illus­trat­ing how pub­lic engage­ment is part of our own prac­tices, and mov­ing for­ward with the goal of shar­ing this knowl­edge of a more inclu­sive and encour­ag­ing approach in all CNMN activities.

    We are also in the ear­ly plan­ning stages to sig­nif­i­cant­ly grow our online resource archives, with a focus on community/public engage­ment in new music. Through these online resource archives, we hope to:

    • Update and recon­fig­ure the exist­ing Cre­ative Music Edu­ca­tion Online Resource archive, a project that the com­mit­tee launched back in 2015.
    • Help new music artists, groups and orga­ni­za­tions wish­ing to under­take com­mu­ni­ty-engaged work (but per­haps do not know where to begin) find guid­ance from, and part­ners for col­lab­o­ra­tion with, peo­ple who are expe­ri­enced in com­mu­ni­ty arts and pub­lic engage­ment, includ­ing allies worldwide.
    • Devel­op and main­tain a hand­book of prac­tices and guide­lines for com­mu­ni­ty and pub­lic engagement.
    • Reflect infor­ma­tion about and use­ful for all regions across Canada.
    • Encour­age Cana­da-wide participation.
    • Pro­vide a space where any­body and every­body is wel­come to engage in dia­logue on top­ics of Com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment / Pub­lic engagement.
    • Pro­vide a space for shar­ing scores, process notes and record­ings of col­lab­o­ra­tive cre­ative music works, open to any­one with any lev­el of training.

    Issues of diver­si­ty and inclu­sion have been inte­gral to our ongo­ing dis­cus­sions about pub­lic and com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment, and we are in com­mu­ni­ca­tion with CNMN’s new­ly formed Equi­ty & Diver­si­ty Com­mit­tee. If the new music com­mu­ni­ty tru­ly wish­es to engage with a wider pub­lic and grow a larg­er com­mu­ni­ty, it’s clear that it needs to con­tin­ue to make space for a more diverse num­ber of voic­es to be heard, devel­oped at all ages and stages of train­ing, and in dif­fer­ent types of spaces. Per­haps this also includes stretch­ing our own def­i­n­i­tions of what “new music” can be and what/whom it is for, in the ways we con­ceive of projects and in how and where we exe­cute them.

    Also, the com­mit­tee plans to con­tin­ue its tra­di­tion of shar­ing and cel­e­brat­ing Pub­lic Engage­ment Suc­cess Sto­ries, a series first launched in the 16th edi­tion of CNMN’s Bul­letin, May 2013. Have you heard of or par­tic­i­pat­ed in an ini­tia­tive that you found par­tic­u­lar­ly inspir­ing in regards to pub­lic engage­ment? Are you inter­est­ed in sub­mit­ting a suc­cess sto­ry for a future bulletin?

    Don’t hesitate to get in touch, we want to hear from you!
    Please contact Sarah Albu: sarah.c.albu@gmail.com

    Read more from this committee:

    Cre­ative Music Edu­ca­tion Online Resources
    Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee Annu­al Report – Octo­ber 2016 (n° 23)
    Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee Report – June 2016 (n° 22)
    The Vir­tu­al Mega­Band – June 2016 (n° 22)
    Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee Report – Octo­ber 2015 (n° 21)
    Pub­lic Engage­ment in Schools – Lind­say Place High School (n° 21)
    Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee Report – May 2015 (n° 20)
    Cura­to­r­i­al and Art Crit­i­cism stu­dents meet Con­tin­u­um in The OCADU Project (n° 20)
    Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee Report – Dec. 2014 (n° 19)
    I.S.S. Is Some­body Singing (n° 16)
    Toronto’s New Music 101 (n° 16)
    Youth/Music Edu­ca­tion Com­mit­tee Reports (p. 5–6) – 13th edi­tion (pdf)


    Direct link: Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee Report – June 2017
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  • Welcome New Members – June 2017

    Since Octo­ber 2016, CNMN’s mem­ber­ship has grown by 15 mem­bers. More mem­bers in our net­work means stronger rep­re­sen­ta­tion and con­nec­tion for our com­mu­ni­ty. We warm­ly wel­come all our new mem­bers, and we hope this marks the begin­ning of a long-last­ing and fruit­ful collaboration.

    The new mem­bers are list­ed below, many of which have web sites for fur­ther infor­ma­tion. We also hope all our mem­bers get a chance to check each oth­er out – you can access a full list of mem­bers on our web site, view­able by cat­e­go­ry, region or name.

    Who will be the next new member?

    New Voting Members

    Richard Bur­rows ON http://www.torqpercussion.ca/
    Mathilde Côté QC http://www.mathildecote.net
    Iain Gillis AB

    New Supporting Members

    Lin­da Bouchard USA http://www.lindabouchard.com/
    Stephanie Chua ON http://stephaniechua.com/
    William Davi­son ON http://www.recordism.com/
    Ger­ald Frat­zl ON https://www.facebook.com/Absturtzt/
    MaryCarl Guiao ON http://luyosmarycarl.wixsite.com/home
    Nolan Hilde­brand MB
    Sofia Ivan­niko­va ON
    Karo­line Leblanc QC http://atrito-afeito.com/
    Emmanuel Madan QC http://www.undefine.ca/madan
    Maxime Michaud QC http://www.maximemichaud.com/
    Sarah Mullins USA http://www.sarahmullins.info
    Megan Thibeault NB


    Direct link: Wel­come New Mem­bers – June 2017
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  • Join us for ISCM World New Music Days 2017


    Novem­ber 2–8, 2017 in Van­cou­ver, BC

    Fea­tur­ing more than 25 con­certs and out­reach events by some of BC’s and Canada’s best musi­cians, the fes­ti­val will be a rel­e­vant and dar­ing event, and a defin­ing moment for con­tem­po­rary music in Canada.

    The ISCM World New Music Days 2017 will include music from near­ly 50 coun­tries to make it a tru­ly glob­al event that helps inspire and con­nect peo­ple from around the world. Cana­di­an tal­ent will be promi­nent, shar­ing Canada’s cul­tur­al diver­si­ty, dis­tinc­tive artis­tic prac­tices, artis­tic visions and unique performances.

    Led by Artis­tic Direc­tor David Pay in Music on Main’s trade­mark casu­al, engag­ing, con­tem­po­rary style, ISCM2017 fes­ti­val will pro­voke, con­nect, excite, and engage the Van­cou­ver pub­lic, embrac­ing a glob­al per­spec­tive, and inspir­ing audi­ences and musi­cians long after its over.

    Pre­sent­ed by

    • The Inter­na­tion­al Soci­ety for Con­tem­po­rary Music
    • The Inter­na­tion­al Soci­ety for Con­tem­po­rary Music Cana­di­an Section
    • The Cana­di­an League of Composers/La Ligue cana­di­enne des compositeurs
    • Music on Main


    Direct link: ISCM World New Music Days 2017
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  • Subscribe to Musicworks – special offer


    Music­works will change the way you lis­ten to mag­a­zines. With unsur­passed depth and breadth, Music­works is one of the most respect­ed pub­li­ca­tions on exper­i­men­tal music world­wide. Packed with fea­tures, essays, inter­views, a com­pan­ion CD, and more, Music­works brings you onto the stage and into the stu­dios of the world’s most adven­tur­ous music-makers.

    We inspire, con­nect, and broad­en a glob­al com­mu­ni­ty of peo­ple with “curi­ous ears,” who want dis­cov­er and bet­ter under­stand diverse and ven­ture­some artists, prac­tices, and ideas in music and sound.

    Join the read­er­ship com­mu­ni­ty by buy­ing a sub­scrip­tion and receive 3 mag­a­zines + 3 CDs per year for up to 56% OFF cov­er price!

    Use the coupon code CNMN17 for an addi­tion­al 10% OFF for a lim­it­ed time only.

    Fol­low us on social media for news on artists and musi­cians, con­tests, events and more: Face­book / Twit­ter / Insta­gram


    Direct link: Sub­scribe to Musicworks
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  • Want to get to know Circuit?


    The CNMN and Cir­cuit, musiques con­tem­po­raines, con­tin­ue their part­ner­ship to pro­vide CNMN mem­bers access to a sig­nif­i­cant dis­count sub­scrip­tion rate to Circuit.

    Want to get to know Cir­cuit? Check out the col­lec­tion at www.revuecircuit.ca/collection. You will find, for example:

    • Élec­troa­cous­tique 1 & 2 (13.1, 2002; 13.2, 2003)
    • Musique in situ (17.3, 2007)
    • Claude Vivi­er, 25 ans après (18.3, 2008)
    • Stock­hausen au Québec (19.2, 2009)
    • Pio­nniers cana­di­ens de la lutherie élec­tron­ique (19.3, 2009)
    • Du spir­ituel dans l’art ? (21.1, 2011)
    • Ana Sokolovic (22.3, 2012)
    • La musique des objets (23.1, 2013)
    • Faus­to Romitel­li (24.3, 2014)
    • Empreintes écologiques (25.2, 2015)
    • Tzadik (25.3, 2015)
    • Com­mis­sion­ing a work: mech­a­nisms and influ­ences (26.2, 2016)

    Spe­cial sub­scrip­tion dis­count: CNMN mem­bers can sub­scribe to vol. 26 or vol. 27 at a spe­cial rate of $20 for the first year of their sub­scrip­tion, and then $33 for sub­se­quent years, the equiv­a­lent to a stu­dent sub­scrip­tion rate.


    Cir­cuit pub­lish­es three issues (one vol­ume) each year. Designed as both an art mag­a­zine and a means for aes­thet­ic reflec­tion, it is intend­ed for every­one who is con­cerned by the chal­lenges of con­tem­po­rary musi­cal and artis­tic cre­ation. Estab­lished in 1989 by Lor­raine Vail­lan­court, founder and artis­tic direc­tor of the Nou­v­el Ensem­ble Mod­erne (in res­i­dence at the Uni­ver­sité de Mon­tréal), and Jean-Jacques Nat­tiez, inau­gur­al edi­tor, Cir­cuit pub­lish­es French and Eng­lish arti­cles, papers and reports about con­tem­po­rary music out­put in Que­bec, North Amer­i­ca and beyond.

    Don’t hes­i­tate to con­tact us for more information!


    Direct link: Want to get to know Circuit?
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  • Musical Improvisation at Land’s End


    Pre­sent­ed by the Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute for Crit­i­cal Stud­ies in Impro­vi­sa­tion (IICSI), Musi­cal Impro­vi­sa­tion at Land’s End (MILE) is a unique sum­mer camp that will engage young musi­cians and non-musi­cians alike in hands-on work­shops led by world-class impro­vis­ing artists.

    Join our sum­mer camp — sign up now! Lim­it­ed spaces avail­able.


    Direct link: Improv at Land’s End
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  • CNMN Needs You!

    Mem­ber­ship dues for the 2016–2017 peri­od are still com­ing in via online and mail. It is great­ly appre­ci­at­ed! Those who still haven’t paid: please set­tle dues this month as we end our fis­cal year on June 30. You can set­tle your dues by cheque through the mail, or by cred­it card (Pay­Pal) on our web site.

    Why? Read past pres­i­dent Tim Brady’s con­vinc­ing argu­ments from 2013 which still ring true today.

    If you have any ques­tions, feel free to con­tact us.


    Direct link: Mem­ber­ship Dues 2016–17
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  • Open a space for CNMN

    We have an ad – do you have pro­mo­tion­al space? Please help spread the word about the Cana­di­an New Music Net­work. Be it through print or online, any oppor­tu­ni­ty you have to con­tribute is appreciated.

    Down­load the AD (Eng­lish or French) in the media sec­tion of our web site.

    CNMN-RCMN Membership ad EN JPG


    Direct link: Open a space for CNMN
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  • Members’ Corner – How To Submit

    Want to submit to the next CNMN bulletin?

    Down­load the Sub­mis­sion Guide­lines avail­able at the top of our main NEWS page.

    Direct link: Mem­bers’ Corner
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