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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