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Conversation Multi Arts

Join us for a series of conversations that support your creativity and community-building during pandemic times. Each will have a different focus, host and invited guests. Participants joining on Zoom will have a chance to join the conversation in small breakout groups and meet other artists and art workers across Canada 🎧 Joignez-vous à nous pour une série de conversations en soutien à votre créativité et votre réseau en cette période de pandémie. Chaque session portera sur un sujet, avec un hôte et des invités différents. Les participants qui nous rejoindront sur Zoom auront l’opportunité de participer à la conversation en petits groupes de discussion et de rencontrer d’autres artistes et travailleurs culturels à travers le Canada !

Next Up: June 4 – Multi Arts // Prochaine date : 4 juin – arts multidisciplinaires

Host/modératrice : Nikki Shaffeeulah
Panelists/panelistes : Col Cseke (Inside Out Theatre), Lindsay Dobbin, Isabelle van Grimde (Van Grimde Corps Secrets) and Gabriel Levine

Please use this zoom link to join or follow us here on Facebook / Utilisez SVP ce lien Zoom pour nous rejoindre ou bien suivez nous sur Facebook:

Alain Perron (SK) (2010-2017)

Having participated in the last two Forums as a member of the CNMN, I sincerely believe I can make a contribution to the future of our organization. As a Canadian Music Centre Associate Composer, conductor, and professor of Composition at University of Regina, I have several key assets for this position. Thanks also to my training in administration (marketing), I have held key positions, such as Associate Artistic Administrator with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (2000-2002) and Artistic Director with the Nouvel Ensemble à Cordes de Québec (NEC) (2000-current). I also presented conferences in Poland, Italy, Korea, and Canada. I have been on several juries and committees at the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Manitoba Arts Council, among others. I am a member of the CLC (Canadian League of Composers), SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada), CMC (Canadian Music Centre), UCP (Polish Composers Union), AFM (American Federation of Musicians), and of course the CNMN (Canadian New Music Network). I am fluent in both official languages in use at the CNMN and I represent the non-Quebec Francophone community.”

Born in Cap-Santé, near Quebec City, Alain Perron studied oboe and composition in Trois-Rivières and Quebec City. He obtained his Master Degree in 1989 at Laval University under the supervision of François Morel. In 1993 he received two prestigious grants, one from SSHRC (Canada) and one from FCAR (Québec), to study with the renowned composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki at the Academy of Music in Cracow, Poland, where he received his doctorate in 1996.

Alain Perron has received numerous first prizes for his compositions for orchestra, including the Sir Ernest MacMillan Prize from SOCAN, the du Maurier New Music Festival in Winnipeg and the Mosaïco Music Festival Prize in Korea. He has also received many commissions from prestigious orchestras and ensembles such as the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne de Montréal, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Jugendkammerorchester in Stuttgart, the Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke, the Molinari String Quartet, the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa), the Nouvel Ensemble à Cordes de Québec, the Nelligan Quartet, Rocco Parisi (Italy), the Fibonacci Trio, the Rubbing Stone Ensemble (Calgary), the National Youth Choir, the Claudel String Quartet, the Ensemble Transmission, the Bozzini String Quartet, Sixtrum and several from Société Radio-Canada and the CBC.

Many of Perron’s works have been recorded on CD, and played in several countries throughout Europe, Asia and the former Soviet Union. In addition, he also pursues careers as conductor and performer (oboe and English horn). He is the Artistic Director of Le Nouvel Ensemble à Cordes de Québec. In 2002 he was appointed professor of composition at the University of Regina where he is also the Music Director of the University Orchestra, the Student’s New Music Ensemble and the U of R New Music Ensemble.

Jason van Eyk (ON) (2010-11)

“I strongly believe that by encouraging and championing the arts as part of a balanced society we can ensure a much-needed vibrancy and richness to the lives of all Canadians. From my first rehearsal with the EMC2 in Ottawa in 1991 to my current role with the Canadian Music Centre in 2010, I have been deeply interested and committed to supporting this belief expressly through my involvement in new music. But times are challenging for us all, and challenging times need strong action. Such action only comes through the empowerment of a whole community. The CNMN clearly has been developed to empower our community by enabling us to develop and share information, to seek out and enact collective solutions, to energize a network of engaged individuals and organizations, and ultimately to create positive change. I hope that by bringing my own skills and experience to the table, I will also help create a node of positive interactions between the CNMN and the other networks in which I operate — The Canadian Conference of the Arts, the Toronto Coalition of New Music Presenters, ArtsBuild Ontario and ArtsVote Toronto. Together, as a network of networks, we will have a powerful effect on the arts in Canada, and especially on the place of new music in the ongoing cultural debates.”

Jason returned to the post of Ontario Regional Director with the Canadian Music Centre in December 2008 after a one-year absence in which he helped establish the University of Toronto ArtsZone, a tri-campus support office dedicated to improving communication, coordination and collaboration with U of T’s arts community. He originally joined the CMC in 2003.

Jason is an accomplished violist, having received a B. Mus. (magna cum laude) from the University of Ottawa and a M. Mus. from the Eastman School of Music. Jason has performed in Canada, the United States, France, Germany and Italy — on stage and in broadcast — with various ensembles and under a range of conductors including Jeanne Lamon, Leon Fleischer, Brad Lubman and Robert Shaw.

Jason completed an MBA specializing in Arts and Media Administration at York University’s Schulich School of Business in 2000. Since then, he has worked as Marketing Manager with the Canadian Stage Company and Marketing Coordinator (Music and Visual Arts) with Harbourfront Centre. In 2003, shortly after joining the CMC, Jason received a special commendation in the Pfizer Award for Emerging Arts Managers, a unique national honour given to deserving candidates in the earliest years of their careers.

More recently, Jason has expanded his interests into writing and teaching. As a writer, he has focused on sound and music in his contributions to the Coach House Books’s uTOpia series, and currenly serves as a new music columnist for the Wholenote magazine as well as a contributor to numerous music industry publications. As teacher, he has served as a faculty member for the Regent Park School of Music, a guest lecturer with the University of Toronto, where he currently instructs in the Arts Management program, and co-developed the Business of Arts program for the Cultural Careers Council of Ontario.

Jason sits on the Board of Governors of the Canadian Conference of the Arts, the Advisory Council of the University of Toronto Scarborough Arts Management program, the Advisory Council of ArtsBuild Ontario, the Ontario Provincial Arts Service Organization Coalition, and was recently appointed the Music Disipline Chair for ArtsVote Toronto and as Convener of the Toronto Coalition of New Music Presenters.

Info at the Canadian Music Centre — Ontario Region

Roger Admiral (AB) (2005-10)

“The CNMN is a necessary thing in a country of stylistic and geographical diversity”.

Roger Admiral is a “freelance” musician working in the Edmonton area since 1991. He is a member of Duo Kovalis with Montreal percussionist Philip Hornsey. Along with Andriy Talpash, Roger is co-artistic director of Edmonton’s Plexoos Ensemble. In recent years Roger has performed with baritone Nathan Berg at Lincoln Center (New York City), as soloist with New Music Concerts (Toronto) conducted by Robert Aitken, and as recitalist in Winnipeg, Milwaukee, Poznan, Katowice and Wroclaw.