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CNMN FORUM 2018 Student Interarts Showcase

Finishing undergraduate and graduate students or students groups from universities in Quebec are invited to submit proposals for interarts performance projects where music is a leading component.

Chosen works will be performed in a concert on May 19th at Concordia University during the 2018 CNMN FORUM.

Guidelines:

  • Preference will be given to works between 5 and 15 minutes.
  • Lighting, minimal props, and video are possible, as long as they can be set up in a relatively short rehearsal window the day of the performance.
  • We are not accepting (semi-)staged operatic works.

To Submit:


Send a single PDF document to admin@reseaumusiquesnouvelles.ca by February 15, 2018 February 23, 2018 with the following:

  • Names and institutional affiliations of all performers/artists.
  • Conceptual description that includes a justification of the project’s interarts nature (max 1 page)
  • Technical requirements, including all necessary technical personnel – please also detail whether you can provide technical/stage equipment and expertise for your piece (max 1 page)
  • Short biographies of leading artists (max 250 words/artist)
  • Links to demo materials on Dropbox, Vimeo, YouTube, SoundCloud or personal website (please limit video to 10 minutes) and/or max 5 images included in the file.

Applicants will be notified of the results by March 15, 2018.

2018 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, September 26 – 2 pm (EST)

The CNMN AGM will take place at 1:15 pm EST on Monday, 4 December to consider the following agenda. All members are welcome. Attend in-person in Montreal, attend remotely, or send your proxy.

Will you be attending? We’d love to hear from you.

Attend in-person

  • Montreal
    • Le Vivier — 1200 de Bleury (metro Place des Arts, Bleury exit) — map

Attend Remotely (free)

  • Details will be emailed to all CNMN members a week before the meeting.
  • Will you attend remotely? Let us know so we can provide you with a copy of the meeting documents, if you’re an eligible member.*

Or vote by proxy

  • To Eligible* members who cannot attend, you can appoint a member to attend and act on your behalf. Directions.

*Eligible members: only members with voting rights in good standing can vote at the meeting. Don’t forget to settle your membership dues – it’s easy with this online form.

Agenda – subject to revision

  • Verification of Quorum and opening of meeting
  • Elect the chair and secretary of the meeting (nominate and vote)
  • Approve the Agenda (vote)
  • Approve minutes from last AGM, of December 4, 2017 (vote)
  • Receive the President’s Report — Jennifer Waring reviews the 2017-18 season as CNMN president
  • Receive the Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2018
  • Appoint the auditor for the financial year 2018-19 (nomination and vote)
  • Receive the Committee reports of the 2017-18 season
  • Election of CNMN Board President
  • Present the new Board Members
  • Other business
  • Adjournment

AGM 2018 — September 26 @ Le Vivier

Please join CNMN’s board of directors and staff for our Annual General Meeting:

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2 PM EST
Le Vivier — 1200 de Bleury, Montréal

Attend in-person in Montreal, attend remotely, or send your proxy.

Find all the information here.

FORUM 2018 Student Interarts Showcase

Students from universities in Quebec are invited to submit proposals for interarts performance projects where music is a leading component.

Chosen works will be performed in a concert on May 19th at Concordia University during the 2018 CNMN FORUM.

Guidelines here.

2017 Annual General Meeting

Mark your calendar!

Monday, 4 December 2017 – 1:15 pm (EST)

The CNMN AGM will take place at 1:15 pm EST on Monday, 4 December to consider the business listed below. All members are welcome. Attend in-person in Montreal, attend remotely, or send your proxy.

Will you be attending? We’d love to hear from you: dir@newmusicnetwork.ca

Attend in-person

  • Montreal
    • Le Vivier — 1200 de Bleury (metro Place des Arts, Bleury exit) — map

Attend Remotely (free)

  • Details will be emailed to all CNMN members.
  • Will you attend remotely? Let us know so we can provide you with a copy of the meeting documents, if you’re an eligible member.*

Or vote by proxy

  • To Eligible* members who cannot attend, you can appoint a member to attend and act on your behalf. Directions – PDF or WORD.

*Eligible members: only members with voting rights in good standing can vote at the meeting. Don’t forget to settle your membership dues – it’s easy with this online form.

Agenda

  1. Verification of Quorum and opening of meeting
  2. Elect the chair and secretary of the meeting (nominate and vote)
  3. Approve the Agenda (vote)
  4. Approve minutes from last AGM, of October 27, 2016 (vote)
  5. Receive the President’s Report — Jennifer Waring reviews the 2016-17 season as CNMN president
  6. Receive the Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2017
  7. Appoint the auditor for the financial year 2017-18 (nomination and vote)
  8. Receive the Committee reports of the 2016-17 season
  9. Introduce Terri Hron, CNMN’s first Executive Director
  10. Other business
  11. Adjournment

Following the AGM, CNMN board members and committee members will be available to talk about what’s in store this year and the future.

Endorsements

From Elisha Denburg (General Manager, CLC) & Matthew Fava (Director – Ontario Region, CMC):

Music and sound are increasingly boundless mediums in artistic practices across Canada, and the communities surrounding these artists are similarly transforming and interacting in exciting ways. We cannot operate on the assumption that a person identifying as a composer in 2017 will have the same training and aspirations as a composer in 1950—indeed, there are countless ways that self-directed or institutional mentorship and study can help to fashion a career in music today.

At the CLC and the CMC, we support and advocate for the careers and conditions of artists. If we are to remain responsive to the ongoing transformations within musical communities, we must understand the context, histories, and practices of artists.

Both the CLC and CMC are excited to participate in this joint effort that is spearheaded by the CNMN to understand the pathways that you and your peers have taken. We strongly encourage our membership, and the wider music community to take part!

Announcements

  • We are launching an interactive data visualization of the key survey results at the prestigious ISCM World New Music Days in Vancouver. We welcome everyone to come and interact with the project! [posted Nov. 6, 2017]

Where/when: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 1:30PM-2:30PM | The Startup Studio, The Post at 750, 110-750 Hamilton St. Vancouver (buzzer 110)

  • The Survey 2017 team is busy analyzing the responses and working on an interactive data visualization of the key survey results. [posted Sept. 14, 2017]
  • The survey participation period is now over. To everyone who took the time to fill out the survey, thank you! Your participation is essential to the project. [posted Sept. 9, 2017]
  • Last chance! Take the survey before it closes on Friday, Sept. 8 at midnight EST. You have until Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6PM EST to ask for an invitation. More information here. [posted Sept. 6, 2017]
  • Survey 2017 – Pathways to a life in new music has launches August 14, 2017!

Call for participation

The survey participation period is now over.

To everyone who took the time to fill out the survey, thank you! Your participation is essential to the project.


PATHWAYS TO A LIFE IN NEW MUSIC

Call for participation
Deadline Sept. 8, 2017 at midnight EST

The Canadian New Music Network
in collaboration with the CLC, the CMC and the ECM+ Génération project
launches a survey of the new music community

And we need YOU!

Whether you’re a composer or improviser, or you fill some other role in the complex of activity that makes up new music in Canada – and also whether you’re just beginning or are a venerable pillar of the profession…

It’s all about you.
Make sure your story forms part of the fabric.


Want an invitation to the survey?

  • Contact Emily Hall – admin@reseaumusiquesnouvelles.ca. You have until Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6PM EST to ask for an invitation.
  • Members of CNMN / CMC / CLC: check your inbox! Your personal direct link to the survey was sent to you on Monday, August 14.
  • Do you know others who should get a survey invitation? Share this hub page, where you can also keep tabs on the project.

About

The survey investigates the pathways that lead people to the practice of new music/sound creation in Canada, and how these pathways may have changed over the past decades. It tests for age, gender, diversity, regional variations, and changes in the importance of different musical knowledge. It identifies perceptions and experiences that propel some people into music/sound creation over other musical occupations.

Why a survey? Properly gathered, objective information lets us uncover realities, find solutions to relevant problems, make unbiased decisions, and makes us stronger representatives. The results will be presented at ISCM’s World New Music Days in Vancouver before being made available online to help further the work of the Canadian new music community and beyond.

More about the project in the June 2017 bulletin.

Endorsements

From Elisha Denburg (General Manager, CLC) & Matthew Fava (Director – Ontario Region, CMC):

Music and sound are increasingly boundless mediums in artistic practices across Canada, and the communities surrounding these artists are similarly transforming and interacting in exciting ways. We cannot operate on the assumption that a person identifying as a composer in 2017 will have the same training and aspirations as a composer in 1950—indeed, there are countless ways that self-directed or institutional mentorship and study can help to fashion a career in music today.

At the CLC and the CMC, we support and advocate for the careers and conditions of artists. If we are to remain responsive to the ongoing transformations within musical communities, we must understand the context, histories, and practices of artists.

Both the CLC and CMC are excited to participate in this joint effort that is spearheaded by the CNMN to understand the pathways that you and your peers have taken. We strongly encourage our membership, and the wider music community to take part!

 (last updated September 14, 2017)

Survey 2017

PATHWAYS TO A LIFE IN NEW MUSIC

The Canadian New Music Network
launches a survey of the new music community

The survey investigates the pathways that lead people to the practice of new music/sound creation in Canada, and how these pathways may have changed over the past decades. It tests for age, gender, diversity, regional variations, and changes in the importance of different musical knowledge. It identifies perceptions and experiences that propel some people into music/sound creation over other musical occupations.

Why a survey? Properly gathered, objective information lets us uncover realities, find solutions to relevant problems, make unbiased decisions, and makes us stronger representatives.


Visit the announcements page for the latest project news.

An interactive data visualization of the key survey results will be available right here on our web site! We welcome you to make use of this resource to help further the work of the Canadian new music community and beyond.

We are launching at the prestigious ISCM World New Music Days in Vancouver, November 2-8, 2017.
We welcome everyone to come and interact with the project!

  • Where/when: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 1:30PM-2:30PM | The Startup Studio, The Post at 750, 110-750 Hamilton St. Vancouver (buzzer 110)

Diversity: a rolling national conversation – Halifax Report

Check it out!

On a blustery January day in Halifax, the Canadian New Music Network and local partners launched Diversity: A National Rolling Conversation. With next sessions to take place in Victoria (March 26) and Montreal (May 1), the conversation rolls – or perhaps more like bounds – across the country.

2016 Annual General Meeting

Mark your calendar!

Thursday, 27 October 2016 – 11 am (EST)

The CNMN AGM will take place at 11 AM EST on Thursday, 27 October to consider the business listed below. All members are welcome. Attend in-person in Montreal, attend remotely, or send your proxy.

Will you be attending? We’d love to hear from you: admin@newmusicnetwork.ca

Attend in-person

  • Montreal
    • CIRMMT — Room A807, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West. — map & directions
    • To access rm. A807, take the elevators to the 8th floor of the New Music building (NOT of the Strathcona Music Building). The CIRMMT level requires card access. A CNMN representative will be there to let you in.

Attend Remotely (free)

  • Details will be emailed to all CNMN members.
  • Will you attend remotely? Let us know so we can provide you with a copy of the meeting documents, if you’re an eligible member.*

Or vote by proxy

  • To Eligible* members who cannot attend, you can appoint a member to attend and act on your behalf. Directions – PDF or WORD.

*Eligible members: only members with voting rights in good standing can vote at the meeting. Don’t forget to settle your membership dues – it’s easy with this online form.

Agenda

  1. Verification of Quorum and opening of meeting
  2. Elect the chair and secretary of the meeting (nominate and vote)
  3. Approve the Agenda (vote)
  4. Approve minutes from last AGM, of October 16, 2015 (vote)
  5. Receive the President’s Report — Kyle Brenders reviews the 2015-16 season as CNMN president
  6. Receive the Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2016
  7. Appoint the auditor for the financial year 2016-17 (nomination and vote)
  8. Receive the Committee reports of the 2015-16 season
  9. Present the 2016-18 Board of Directors
  10. Elect the CNMN president (nominate and vote)
    1. THAT Jennifer Waring be elected president of CNMN
  11. Other business
  12. Adjournment

Following the AGM, CNMN board members and committee members will be available to talk about what’s in store this year and the future.