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23rd edition CNMN Bulletin – October 2016


Table of Contents


Pre­sent­ing the new CNMN Board of Direc­tors 2016 — 2018
Out­go­ing President’s Report / Sea­son 2015–16, Kyle Brenders
Mes­sage from the New Pres­i­dent, Jen­nifer Waring

AGM Annu­al Reports (Sea­son 2015–16) from the CNMN Committees

The Lan­guage Com­mit­tee Annu­al Report
Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive (DCI) Annu­al and Fall Report
FORUM 2016 AGM Report
Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee Annu­al Report

Wel­come New Mem­bers – Octo­ber 2016
Mem­ber­ship Dues 2016–17

Mem­bers’ Cor­ner – How to Submit
Want to get to know Circuit?


23rd edi­tion CNMN Bul­letin – Octo­ber 2016

Presenting the new CNMN Board of Directors 2016 – 2018

Those who attend­ed our 2016 AGM would have heard, but we want­ed every­one to have a chance to hear the great news!

The mem­ber­ship vot­ed Jen­nifer War­ing as the new pres­i­dent of CNMN. In this bul­letin, read Jennifer’s first president’s message

Sub­se­quent­ly, the board vot­ed for the rest of the exec­u­tive: Juli­et Palmer as vice-pres­i­dent, Po Yeh as sec­re­tary and Sean Clarke as secretary.

A full list of board mem­bers by region­al rep­re­sen­ta­tion is avail­able here.

Vis­it our Board of Direc­tors page to read what our board mem­bers have to say about CNMN, as well as their bios.


Direct link: Pre­sent­ing the new CNMN Board of Direc­tors 2016–18
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Outgoing President’s Report / Season 2015–16, Kyle Brenders

Kyle Brenders

Report sub­mit­ted at the 2016 AGM (Octo­ber 2016)

This is the final report I’ll be doing dur­ing my tenure as Pres­i­dent of CNMN. I’ve been hon­oured and hum­bled to take the helm of the orga­ni­za­tion. I real­ly hope that the work I’ve put in will have a last­ing effect on the future of the network.

This years activ­i­ties were cen­tred main­ly on our FORUM in Ottawa this past Jan­u­ary. I was incred­i­bly pleased with the activ­i­ties that hap­pened dur­ing the FORUM and was impressed by the scope of mem­bers that attend­ed. I hope that con­ver­sa­tions were start­ed there and have con­tin­ued, that friend­ships and pro­fes­sion­al rela­tion­ships were estab­lished or strength­ened, and that we all felt a lit­tle clos­er to one anoth­er even though we’re spread across this mas­sive coun­try. Please read a more sub­stan­tial run down report in the FORUM report.

By the end of last sea­son, our total mem­ber­ship was up by 44, which is more than dou­ble the rate of growth from the pre­vi­ous sea­son (at the end of 2014–15, it was up by 19), which tells us mem­ber­ship engage­ment and CNMN as a col­lec­tive force con­tin­ues to grow.

Anoth­er ini­tia­tive, the enor­mous and long-term Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive con­tin­ued its efforts, and this will be cov­ered in more depth in the DCI report.

2016 was an elec­tion year. We say good-bye to long-time board mem­bers Stacey Brown, Louise Camp­bell, Jim Mont­gomery, Hei­di Ouel­lette and myself. It was also the first oppor­tu­ni­ty to imple­ment By-Laws revised in Sep­tem­ber 2014, allow­ing board expan­sion from 12 to 15 mem­bers. This meant a sec­ond seat for the B.C. region and two new seats specif­i­cal­ly for non-region­al rep­re­sen­ta­tion, allow­ing for more flex­i­bil­i­ty. A record num­ber of eight new mem­bers will join sev­en return­ing mem­bers. We did not actu­al­ly hold a bal­lot vote – all 15 self-nom­i­nees were received by accla­ma­tion. The new board will mark the first time in CNMN’s his­to­ry that women out­weigh men 8 to 7.

Some of you may know we were recent­ly suc­cess­ful in obtain­ing core fund­ing from the Cana­da Coun­cil, after hav­ing project fund­ing for some time. This mile­stone will hope­ful­ly pro­vide some finan­cial secu­ri­ty for all of the future activ­i­ties we take on. It’s a sol­id base and a good sign of sup­port from one of the coun­try’s largest fun­ders. I’m incred­i­bly please that I can leave CNMN know­ing that this sup­port is in place. Always remem­ber if you need infor­ma­tion about fun­ders that you can reach out to the board. CNMN is an arts ser­vice orga­ni­za­tion and one of our ser­vices is to advo­cate for fund­ing and sup­port for our members.

There were also day-to-day mat­ters such as mem­ber­ships, Bul­letins, apply­ing for grants, bud­get man­age­ment and book­keep­ing, oth­er ongo­ing admin­is­tra­tion as well as future planning.

Thank you to the mem­bers of the board and staff, mem­bers of the net­work, and to all our col­lab­o­ra­tors and fun­ders for what you do to ensure that CNMN con­tin­ues to work for new music in Canada.

Dur­ing my time as pres­i­dent I’ve tried to under­stand the full scope of our orga­ni­za­tion. The inclu­sive nature of CNMN is some­thing we should be proud of. We must remem­ber to con­tin­ue to be inclu­sive and equi­table to all mem­bers. It’s a chal­lenge to make sure we keep our con­ver­sa­tions rel­e­vant and open to every­one. We should reach out to each oth­er and try to sup­port one anoth­er’s work. Go see a show, buy a record­ing, any­thing that we can do to sup­port each oth­er across the coun­try can go a long way to feel­ing more con­nect­ed as mem­bers of the network.

Thank You
Kyle Brenders


Direct link: Out­go­ing President’s Report / Sea­son 2015–16, Kyle Brenders
Return to full Bul­letin – Octo­ber 2016

Message from the New President, Jennifer Waring

I am proud and a lit­tle over­awed to find myself the new pres­i­dent of CNMN. I look for­ward to work­ing with you in build­ing on CNMN’s great work over the past decade. Through ini­tia­tives such as the FORUM, it has become an impor­tant force for new music in Cana­da, a true unifier.

My approach will be to fur­ther strength­en the cen­tre of the orga­ni­za­tion while tap­ping the ener­gy and inge­nu­ity of its membership.

As Pres­i­dent, I will work to increase fund­ing – after a decade of hard work in mount­ing trans­for­ma­tion­al events, CNMN’s role in the new music com­mu­ni­ty is well estab­lished and there’s no rea­son that this shouldn’t be reflect­ed in its grants. But part of rev­enue increas­es should come from increased mem­ber­ship; there­fore there will be an empha­sis on improv­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions with the com­mu­ni­ty at large as well as the exist­ing membership.

Oth­er pri­or­i­ties are: expand­ing off-forum year activ­i­ties; ensur­ing a diverse mem­ber­ship – con­tin­u­ing to reach out to peo­ple in the new music com­mu­ni­ty who do not yet know they have a home in CNMN; and con­tin­u­ing to devel­op inter­na­tion­al ties for the ben­e­fit of the Cana­di­an new music community.

Direct link: Mes­sage from the New Pres­i­dent, Jen­nifer Waring
Return to full Bul­letin – Octo­ber 2016

AGM Annual Reports (Season 2015–16) from the CNMN Committees

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 Lan­guage Com­mit­tee). Or, they can be based around a par­tic­u­lar upcom­ing activ­i­ty (such as the FORUM 2016 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 Lan­guage Com­mit­tee Annu­al Report
Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive (DCI) Annu­al and Fall Report
FORUM 2016 AGM Report
Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee Annu­al Report


Direct link: AGM Annu­al Reports (Sea­son 2015–16) from the CNMN Committees
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The Language Committee Annual Report for AGM 2016


Report sub­mit­ted by Stacey Brown (Octo­ber 2016)

Com­mit­tee Mem­bers: Stacey Brown (Chair), Jérôme Blais, Louise Campbell

The goal of the Lan­guage Com­mit­tee is to sup­port CNMN in main­tain­ing its com­mit­ment to bilin­gual­ism, by pro­mot­ing aware­ness of lan­guage issues, assist­ing from time to time with minor trans­la­tion needs and, every two years, ful­fill­ing var­i­ous kinds of lan­guage facil­i­ta­tion roles at our nation­al FORUMS (for a recent exam­ple, see FORUM 2016. Com­mit­tee mem­bers are invit­ed to reflect on ways in which we can facil­i­tate com­mu­ni­ca­tions in both offi­cial lan­guages and con­tin­ue build­ing a nation­al net­work that can real­ly “speak” to all our members.

Through the 2015–16 sea­son, we as a com­mit­tee have con­tin­ued to work behind the scenes for CNMN, respond­ing to small trans­la­tion requests as they arise and plan­ning for lan­guage facil­i­ta­tion at FORUM 2016. Thus, in Jan­u­ary 2016, Lan­guage Coor­di­na­tor Louise Camp­bell and com­mit­tee mem­bers pro­vid­ed all facets of lan­guage facil­i­ta­tion at FORUM 2016 in Ottawa, along with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of CNMN staff mem­bers and a sub­stan­tial team of vol­un­teer lan­guage facil­i­ta­tors. Thank you once again to every mem­ber of the lan­guage facil­i­ta­tion team for your involve­ment and your generosity.

This com­mit­tee is active­ly seek­ing mem­bers who might be inter­est­ed in par­tic­i­pat­ing in any of the above dis­cus­sions and activ­i­ties, and you don’t need to be on the Board to be a com­mit­tee mem­ber! We are also con­tin­u­ing to build a list of CNMN mem­bers who are will­ing to occa­sion­al­ly assist with some vol­un­teer trans­la­tion towards their moth­er tongue (Eng­lish, or French).

Why join the CNMN lan­guage com­mit­tee? Here is what one of our com­mit­tee mem­bers, Jérôme Blais, responds: “Bilin­gual­ism is impor­tant for Cana­di­an orga­ni­za­tions that aim at a being tru­ly nation­al, and CNMN has always tak­en this very seri­ous­ly. Despite lim­it­ed means, but with ded­i­cat­ed vol­un­teers, I believe we suc­ceed in this mis­sion and it makes me very proud. What I also like about this com­mit­tee is the dis­cus­sions it trig­gers. In order to find the right trans­la­tion for a giv­en text, we often need to reflect on its true mean­ing, which I find quite stimulating.”

Ques­tions? Think­ing about get­ting involved in the Lan­guage Com­mit­tee? We’d love to hear your ideas!

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact CNMN Admin­is­tra­tive Direc­tor Emi­ly Hall

Past bul­letin entries from this committee

The Lan­guage Com­mit­tee Report – June 2016 (n° 22)
The Lan­guage Com­mit­tee Report – Octo­ber 2015 (n° 21)
The Lan­guage Com­mit­tee Report – May 2015 (n° 20)


Direct link: The Lan­guage Com­mit­tee Annu­al Report – Octo­ber 2016
Return to full Bul­letin – Octo­ber 2016

Digital Content Initiative (DCI) Annual and Fall Report

Sub­mit­ted by Tim Brady, chair (Octo­ber 2016)

Annual Report – Season 2015–16

The DCI is an ambi­tious, long-term project that began in 2012 with fund­ing through the Cana­da Council’s Lead­er­ship for Change pro­gram. The DCI seeks to pro­vide high-qual­i­ty, pro­fes­sion­al resources for the record­ing, dis­sem­i­na­tion, pro­mo­tion and dis­tri­b­u­tion of Cana­di­an spe­cial­ized music, in dig­i­tal con­tent (ie. audio, video). Record­ed / live-stream­ing music dis­sem­i­na­tion is under­go­ing a big change, and the rad­i­cal cut­back and pol­i­cy changes at the CBC/SRC mean Cana­di­an artists no longer have a strong dig­i­tal pres­ence, which means a big loss in get­ting their music to the pub­lic both nation­al­ly and internationally.

In short, CNMN revved up its game in the 2015–16 sea­son. More meet­ings with Cana­di­an Her­itage and high-lev­el pol­i­cy offi­cials took place. Work­ing with elect­ed rep­re­sen­ta­tives to secure polit­i­cal sup­port is essen­tial for a $3.5 mil­lion pro­pos­al of pub­lic mon­ey. Build­ing con­nec­tions with pri­vate broad­cast­ers – our CRTC approved pro­gram will give them the tax cred­its they want – and work­ing towards fund­ing diver­si­fi­ca­tion and a larg­er group of com­mit­ted part­ners increas­es the prospects for suc­cess in the long-term.

DCI 2015–16 activ­i­ties at-a-glance:

  • July / August 2016 – meet­ings with Stingray, CMC, Cana­di­an Fed­er­a­tion of Musi­cians, Le Vivi­er and empreintes digitales
  • June 2016 – fourth meet­ing (in 2 years) with the Depart­ment of Cana­di­an Her­itage to speak with high-lev­el pol­i­cy officials
  • May/June 2016 – more meet­ings with mem­bers of Par­lia­ment to get their support
  • 2016 – meet­ings with mem­bers of Par­lia­ment across Cana­da to get their support
  • 2015 – meet­ings with Dept. of Cana­di­an Heritage
  • July 2015 – Tim Brady presents DCI at the bi-annu­al Banff Opera Col­lo­qui­um with Opera.ca
  • July 2015 – meet­ing with the Cana­di­an Radio-tele­vi­sion and Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion (CRTC), and obtained their approval for the project so that it is eli­gi­ble for Cana­di­an Con­tent Tax cred­its (crit­i­cal for pri­vate support)

Activity since April 2016 (up until October 2016)

In late August 2016, DCI Chair Tim Brady had meet­ings with DCI part­ners in both Mon­tréal and Toron­to, updat­ing them on ideas, issues and time­lines.  Our part­ners still feel this is an impor­tant issue.  We are also still talk­ing to CBC. The CBC will not change their posi­tion — no more live music, espe­cial­ly no more spe­cial­ized music (regard­less of the new fund­ing)!  But there may be ways to part­ner with them in the long run, if and when the project gets rolling.  It is worth keep­ing the lines of com­mu­ni­ca­tion open.

The DCI sub­mit­ted a grant appli­ca­tion to the Cana­da Coun­cil for a fol­low-up “Lead­er­ship for Change” grant this fall, to help us begin to pre­pare for the next phase of the project: build­ing con­tacts, build­ing a Dig­i­tal Con­tent-ready data­base, and build­ing a pro­mo­tion­al struc­ture and strat­e­gy.  This will feed into a Depart­ment of Cana­di­an Her­itage pro­pos­al we are plan­ning on sub­mit­ting in the Spring of 2017 for more com­plete infra­struc­ture support.

We con­tin­ue to talk to mem­bers of par­lia­ment and are hop­ing to dis­cuss issues around the project with senior staff at the Depart­ment of Cana­di­an Her­itage in the late Fall 2016. We are also dis­cussing this project with the Cana­da Coun­cil, in rela­tion­ship to their new fund­ing, and their upcom­ing dig­i­tal con­tent project (2017 — 2018). The Depart­ment of Cana­di­an Her­itage is also doing a very large-scale “dig­i­tal con­tent review” process, so our tim­ing is good for con­nect­ing with these initiatives.

This is a com­plex process, but our cur­rent plan is for some sort of con­crete results in place by 2018.  Wish us all luck!

Want to help? Con­nect with your local MPs to get their sup­port for the DCI. Con­tact me for more infor­ma­tion: tim@timbrady.ca.

Read past bul­letin entries from this committee:

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 Annu­al and Fall Report – Octo­ber 2016
Return to full Bul­letin – Octo­ber 2016

FORUM 2016 AGM Report


Sub­mit­ted by Jen­nifer War­ing, Octo­ber 2016

FORUM 2016, Ottawa Jan­u­ary 14–17, was the most broad-based that CNMN has ever mount­ed, both in range of prac­tice and also in diver­si­ty of prac­ti­tion­er. Its suc­cess was evi­dent from the first pre­sen­ta­tions, and is mea­sured also in pre­lim­i­nary dis­cus­sions on broad range of projects that it has spawned.


The Music School, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ottawa was host­ing part­ner, pro­vid­ing facil­i­ties and tech; the School for Stud­ies in Art and Cul­ture, Car­leton Uni­ver­si­ty helped bring Pauline Oliv­eros to FORUM 2016, and along with the Ottawa New Music Cre­ators, pre­sent­ed one of the evening con­certs; the Nation­al Arts Cen­tre Orches­tra pro­vid­ed steer­ing com­mit­tee input and evening con­cert programming.

The theme

New Music and the Main­stream came out of an inter­est in exam­in­ing the rela­tion­ship between cre­ative music in the “clas­si­cal stream” and oth­er cre­ative musics, at a time when dis­tinc­tions are becom­ing blurred and tra­di­tion­al labels becom­ing mean­ing­less. And all these issues became part of a major thread of dis­cus­sion through­out the FORUM: diver­si­ty, of prac­tice and of practitioner.


There were a total of forty-nine indi­vid­u­als pro­grammed, thir­ty-eight per­cent com­ing from the Call for Pro­pos­als.

  • Keynote address by Pauline Oliv­eros — a chal­lenge to those in music and the arts to become agents of change in a world that needs fixing.
  • Six wide-rang­ing panels
  • Ten pre­sen­ta­tions (mini-talks, work­shops, dia­logues and demon­stra­tions) that came from the Open Call for Proposals
  • Ten por­traits of orga­ni­za­tions from across Cana­da, the UK and the Netherlands
  • Two edu­ca­tion-themed demonstrations
  • Open net­work­ing and com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment sessions
  • Clos­ing ple­nary session


The ener­gy giv­en off by a room of cre­ative peo­ple, the syn­er­gy of their inter­ac­tions, the pos­si­bil­i­ty of col­lab­o­ra­tion that comes with new con­nec­tion, the boost this kind of expe­ri­ence gives in the mid­dle of a busy sea­son: these are all imme­di­ate effects of CNMN’s FORUMs and the 2016 edi­tion was no excep­tion.   Also evi­dent was extra­or­di­nary good will, the courage to be hon­est and the skill at being sen­si­tive to oth­er view­points and real­i­ties. The con­cen­trat­ed expe­ri­ence of this dynam­ic is the kind of thing that can help change the cul­ture of how we do new music.

In terms of projects, there are already con­crete out­comes materializing:

  • Joe Bates (UK) is speak­ing with dif­fer­ent pre­sen­ters in Cana­da about Filthy Lucre pop-up productions.
  • Henk Heuvel­mans (NL) is in dis­cus­sion with Cana­di­an coun­ter­parts on projects.
  • Koen Kap­ti­jn       (NL) has pos­si­bil­i­ties for Cana­di­an performances.
  • Sarah Albu has made con­nec­tions with Juli­et Palmer (Toron­to) and Jen­nifer War­ing (Hamilton/Amsterdam) on two dif­fer­ent projects.

And there are undoubt­ed­ly many more.

Though FORUM 2016 was unques­tion­ably a great suc­cess, at the time there were some sig­nif­i­cant orga­ni­za­tion­al chal­lenges. The new board, along with staff, will be look­ing at ways to ensure the next event can be as seam­less for those work­ing behind the scenes as it is for the delegates.


In the col­lab­o­ra­tive and coop­er­a­tive spir­it that marks CNMN’s oper­a­tions, many peo­ple con­tributed crit­i­cal­ly to the suc­cess of the forum. This includes the steer­ing com­mit­tee, the capa­ble staff, board mem­bers who brought expe­ri­ence of pre­vi­ous forums, new board mem­bers, staff and vol­un­teers who brought new ener­gy, and of course part­ners and fun­ders.

As co-chair of FORUM 2016, I would like to acknowl­edge them all indi­vid­u­al­ly, with my sin­cere thanks.

Part­ners, fun­ders: School of Music at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ottawa, the School for Stud­ies in Art and Cul­ture at Car­leton Uni­ver­si­ty, the Nation­al Arts Cen­tre Orches­tra, FACTOR, the Gov­ern­ment of Cana­da, Cana­da Coun­cil for the Arts, Inter­naiton­al Soci­ety for Con­tem­po­rary Music (ISCM), SOCAN Foun­da­tion, Ottawa New Music Creators

Steer­ing com­mit­tee: Kyle Bren­ders and Jen­nifer War­ing (co-chairs), Jesse Stew­art (Car­leton Uni­ver­si­ty), Ste­fani Tru­ant (Nation­al Arts Cen­tre Orches­tra), Stacey Brown (CNMN board), Lori Burns (Uni­ver­si­ty of Ottawa)

Pro­duc­tion and admin­is­tra­tion staff: Geof Hol­brook (FORUM 2016 Pro­duc­tion Man­ag­er), Emi­ly Hall (CNMN Admin­is­tra­tive Direc­tor), Anan­da Sud­dath (gen­er­al assis­tant), Cléo Pala­cio-Quintin (Book­keep­ing), Louise Camp­bell (pro­duc­tion assis­tant), François Cou­ture (trans­la­tion), Clé­ment Top­ping (grants), Hali Kraw­chuk (Uni­ver­si­ty of Ottawa), Julie Fast (Red­house Design) 

MC’s, Time Keep­ers, stage man­ag­ing, wel­come team (vol­un­teer): Norm Adams, Tim Brady, Kyle Bren­ders, Louise Camp­bell, David Pay, Jesse Stew­art, Alain Per­ron, Mengyuan Shi, Jen­nifer War­ing, Po Yeh

Lan­guage Facil­i­ta­tion (vol­un­teer): Louise Camp­bell (coor­di­na­tor), Sarah Albu, Michel Beaudry, Sandeep Bhag­wati, Stacey Brown, Alis­sa Che­ung, Bruno De Cat, Jonathan Gold­man, Véronique Lacroix, Marc-Olivi­er Lam­on­tagne, Suzie Leblanc, Claire Marc­hand, Clemens Merkel, Stephanie Moore, Fran Slingerland

Call For Pro­pos­als – Jury: Stacey Brown (QC) chair, André Cormi­er (NB), Hei­di Ouel­lette (MB), Christo­pher Reiche (BC)

Orga­ni­za­tions who helped pro­mote FORUM 2016: Cir­cuit, Cana­di­an League of Com­posers, Groundswell, Music on Main, Ensem­ble Trans­mis­sion, Pro­duc­tions Super­Musique, West­ern Front New Music

Read the FORUM 2016 Wrap-Up article
Read what oth­ers had to say: Sou­venirs from FORUM 2016.


Direct link: FORUM 2016 AGM Report
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Public Engagement Committee Annual Report – October 2016


Sub­mit­ted by Louise Camp­bell, Octo­ber 2016

The Pub­lic Engage­ment Com­mit­tee was com­prised of Tawnie Olson, Jen­nifer War­ing and chaired by Louise Camp­bell. The main activ­i­ties in the 2015–16 year were pub­li­ciz­ing suc­cess sto­ries in the bul­letin of cur­rent projects in pub­lic engage­ment in new music.

Pub­lic engage­ment was also a big top­ic in the FORUM 2016 in both pre­sen­ta­tions and infor­mal dis­cus­sions of how to reach out to, engage with, and facil­i­tate a wider pub­lic in lis­ten­ing to and mak­ing their own new music. One idea that was thrown around dur­ing the FORUM and since is the poten­tial for CNMN to spear­head a Cana­da-wide pub­lic engage­ment project in which com­mu­ni­ties from across Cana­da are brought togeth­er in a col­lab­o­ra­tive cre­ation project.

Any­one who is inter­est­ed in either sit­ting on this com­mit­tee or dis­cussing this project, please con­tact me by email at mlouisecampbell@gmail.com

Read more from this committee:

Cre­ative Music Edu­ca­tion Online Resources
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 Annu­al Report – Octo­ber 2016
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Welcome New Members – October 2016

Since June 2016, CNMN’s mem­ber­ship has grown by 11 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

Rose Bolton ON http://www.rosebolton.com/
Marc-Olivi­er Lam­on­tagne QC http://molamontagne.com/

New Supporting Members

Vik­to­ria Gry­nenko ON
Lau­ra Jacy­na AB
Tim Crab­tree QC http://www.paperbeatscissors.com/
Michael Fitzger­ald ON
Paul Steen­huisen AB http://www.paulsteenhuisen.org
Kate Osborne ON
Bri­an Gra­cie BC
Sab­ri­na Schröder UK http://www.sabrinaschroeder.com/
Brigitte Poulin QC http://brigittepoulin.ca/en/

Direct link: Wel­come New Mem­bers – Octo­ber 2016
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Membership Dues 2016–17

We sent out mem­ber­ship invoic­es by email in Sep­tem­ber. Mem­ber­ship dues for the 2016–2017 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.


Direct link: Mem­ber­ship Dues 2016–17
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Want to get to know Circuit?

couv-circuit-26-2-ep-684-mm-hrThe 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:

  • Élec­troua­cous­tique 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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