25th edition CNMN Bulletin – March 2018


Table of Contents


CNMN welcomes Executive Director, Terri Hron

FORUM 2018 –Registration is open!

CNMN @ ISCM World New Music Days 2017

Reports from the CNMN Committees, December 2017

Welcome New Members!

Want to get to know Circuit?
Membership Dues 2017-2018
Open a space for CNMN
Members’ Corner – How to Submit


25th edition CNMN Bulletin – March 2018

  • CNMN welcomes Executive Director, Terri Hron


    Terri Hron brings a wealth of skills, experience, and talents to CNMN’s newly created Executive Director position. Terri is an insightful leader whose passion for bringing people together is a perfect fit with CNMN’s mandate. We welcome Terri’s commitment to a more equitable new music community and look forward to working together with her on achieving the community’s goals. At this important milestone, we thank Emily Hall for her administrative work over the years, and acknowledge the vital support of our operating funders in making the new ED position possible: the Canada Council for the Arts and the SOCAN Foundation. 
    — Jennifer Waring & Juliet Palmer, CNMN Board


    March 13, 2018

    Dear CNMN Members,

    Four months have gone by since I took this position and I feel I am just starting to orient myself in what the network has been, what it has achieved, what the members might need from our community and what I can do to help facilitate that.

    I have met with a few of you at the Annual General Meeting in Montreal, and then more in Halifax, Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver. I am listening to everyone’s ideas and concerns as well as asking advice about the various CNMN resources, projects and mandate. I encourage you all to send me your feedback.

    I have started working closely with our new bookkeeper, Mathieu Leclair, to make the best use of the increase in funds from the Canada Council for the Arts. This increase has, among other things, made the creation of my position possible, and is the result of wonderful efforts by the Board, Emily Hall and Cléo Palacio-Quintin and so many others.

    For the moment, my everyday concerns have centered around FORUM 2018 planning. I am so excited about the line-up of guests, chosen by our steering committee and the jury of the Open Call. They all represent such exciting work being done in Canada (with a few voices from abroad), while the panels ask broad questions for a wide country and practice.

    My hope going forward is that I can help CNMN in its mandate to improve our knowledge of and access to others, and that our community can tune the definition of new music into an expansive and welcoming practice.

    Please do not hesitate to be in touch.

    All best,


    photo Justine Latour

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  • FORUM 2018 – Registration is open!

    FORUM 2018: Entr’arts / Between the Arts

    May 17 & 18, 2018 – Victoriaville

    May 19 & 20, 2018 – Montreal

    Canadian New Music Network presents this 8th edition in collaboration with the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV), the Department of Music at Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Groupe Le Vivier.

    Find more info on the FORUM main page.


    Registration is open!

    Consult the schedule

    Check out the Featured Guests

    Get ready for the Discussions & Activities

    See you soon!

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  • CNMN at the ISCM World New Music Days 2017

    ISCM_logoCNMN had a presence at the ISCM’s World New Music Days in Vancouver this past November (a great event mounted by ISCM Canadian Section and Music on Main.)  There, as part of the “Awesome Talks” series hosted by the CBC’s Paulo Pietropaulo, we revealed preliminary findings of CNMN’s first-ever formal survey Pathways to a Life in New Music. Presenters of our actually pretty awesome data were Jennifer Waring (CNMN President), Mary Ingraham (Musicology Professor and Director of the Sound Studies Initiative, University of Alberta), and Ross Waring (President, Vividdata Visualization).  (In addition to prime research partners CNMN and UofA, the study was conducted with the participation of the Canadian Music Centre and the Canadian League of Composers.)

    We won’t go into study results here as they will soon be available on CNMN’s website, and are also slated for electronic publication by a music journal.  But some of the findings that we presented in Vancouver were truly surprising.   So much so that Paulo Pietropaulo included them in the opening essay of his weekly Sunday CBC broadcast.  Interest in the findings also led to a lively session later in World New Music Days where people were invited by analytics/data visualisation specialist Ross Waring to explore the data through interactive visualisation.

    As networking is what CNMN is all about, CNMN board members in attendance made the most of the networking opportunity at WNMD’s.  (Beside Jennifer Waring, and of course WNMD’s Artistic Director David Pay, board members at the event included Juliet Palmer, Po Yeh, Jennifer Butler, Clemens Merkel and Megumi Masaki.)  Contacts made there have helped shape the coming FORUM 2018 in Montreal and Victoriaville.

    Jennifer Waring, president

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  • Annual Reports – AGM 2017

    MeetingImageWhat 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 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.

    The following reports were delivered at our Annual General Meeting on December 4, 2018 at Le Vivier in Montreal.

    President’s Report
    Survey 2017 Project Report
    Digital Content Initiative (DCI) Report
    FORUM 2018 Steering Committee Report
    Touring Network Committee Report
    Equity & Diversity Committee Report
    Official Languages Committee Report
    Public Engagement Committee Report

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  • Welcome New Members – March 2018

    Since June 2017, CNMN’s membership has grown by 26 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 will be improving our database access soon, so that everyone can search for each other more easily. Stay tuned!

    New Voting Members

    Matthew Becker ON http://matthewbecker.ca/
    Anny Go QC http://annygo.org
    Terri Hron QC http://www.birdonawire.ca

    New Supporting Members

    Margaret Barkman ON
    Clemente Cuevas QC
    Brenda Cleniuk SK
    Simon Côté-Lapointe QC http://simoncotelapointe.com/
    Suzu Enns MB
    Axel Fisch QC http://axelfisch.wixsite.com/axelfisch
    Gilles Fresnais QC http://www.centremusique.ca/fr/node/131278
    India Gailey QC https://indiayeshe.com/
    Victoria Gibson BC http://vixmedia.ca/wp/
    Robert Hess ON
    Silvia Hinz http://www.sylviahinz.com/
    Tanya Kalmanovitch http://www.tanyakalmanovitch.com/
    Johnathon Kwisses AB https://www.kwisses.ca/
    Adam Langille NS http://adamlangille.com/
    Rosgard Lingardsson
    Terrill Maguire ON http://terrillmaguire.com
    David Nadeau QC https://soundcloud.com/david-nadeau-421485242
    Ofer Pelz QC http://oferpelz.com/
    Jean-François Primeau QC http://jfprimeau.com
    Laurie Sevigny-Couture QC
    John Strieder http://www.johnstrieder.com/
    Ida Toninato QC http://www.idatoninato.com/
    Jacob Wilkins ON
    Catherine Wilshire ON

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  • Want to get to know Circuit?

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

    The Circuit collection includes issues addressing a wide range of subjects, from composer bios to politics, aesthetic and compositional craftsmanship questions. Here are a few examples of specific issue topics :

    • “Réflexions sur le métier de compositeur: Identité et singularités” (27.1; 2017)
    • “Musiques aux limites de l’image: Images at the Limits of Music” (26.3; 2016)
    • “Tzadik: L’esthétique discographique de John Zorn” (25.3; 2015)
    • “Contenir le sonore: Les nouveaux profils de la notation” (25.1; 2015)
    • “La musique contemporaine d’hier à demain” (20.1-2; 2010)
    • “Pionniers canadiens de la lutherie électronique” (19.3; 2009)
    • “Composer au féminin” (19.1; 2009)

    Want to get to know Circuit? Check out the collection www.revuecircuit.ca/collection or subscribe now! To use your CNMN discount, please send an email to info@revuecircuit.ca.

    Special subscription discount | CNMN members can subscribe to vol. 27 (2016) or vol. 28 (2017) at a special rate of $20 for the first year of their subscription, and then $33 (equivalent to a student subscription rate) for the subsequent years.

    About | 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!


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  • From our members: Digital Strategies for Musicians

    irmc_logoThe Institute for Research in Music and Community (IRMC) at Brandon University invites participation in Digital Strategies for Musicians—May 2-4, 2018. This conference is designed to help musicians in all genres connect with their audience in the digital world. Building your website, managing social media and producing effective video content will all be covered, as will discussions about travelling with gear, digital marketing and various options for production funding.
    The keynote speaker will be Adrian Fung, who has been featured in Fortune magazine among the Best and Brightest Executive MBAs and as one of Musical America’s 30 Innovators of the Year. He is also a celebrated cellist and Associate Dean at University of Oklahoma’s Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.  Other presenters will include: Michael Morreale (Director of Digital Content, Toronto Symphony Orchestra), Elise Roller (Manitoba Music), Stephen Carroll (Manitoba Film and Music), Graham Street and Malena Gonzalez (Interactive Media Arts, Assiniboine Community College), as well as T. Patrick Carrabré, Scott Howarth and Megumi Masaki (IRMC, Brandon University).
    All sessions will take place in the School of Music, Brandon University. Registration is $79, $59 for Manitoba Music members and $39 for students.
    Conference details available at https://irmc.ca/digital-strategies-for-musicians/

  • Membership Dues 2017-18

    We sent out membership invoices by email in September. Membership dues for the 2017-2018 period are still coming in. Did you receive your invoice? For those who haven’t paid yet, you can settle your dues by cheque through the mail, or by credit card (PayPal) on our web site. It is greatly appreciated.

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


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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.

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  • Members’ Corner – How To Submit