CNMN Events

Upcoming Events

  • April 12, 2022
    Activism Conversations – Access

    4pm EST — watch live on Face­book or archived on YouTube

    What’s the point of deep­en­ing access? When acces­si­bil­i­ty goes wrong is think­ing of access as a one-way street, where some­one who hasn’t expe­ri­enced some­thing final­ly gets the chance to take it in. Rather, the access aspi­ra­tion here is a bridge to cul­tur­al exchange where mul­ti­ple peo­ple or com­mu­ni­ties ben­e­fit equi­tably from a bar­ri­er free space to meet, con­nect, find com­mon­al­i­ties, cel­e­brate dif­fer­ence, and share their cul­tures with each oth­er. Increas­ing Access inher­ent­ly involves rec­og­niz­ing or acknowl­edg­ing exist­ing bar­ri­ers. What are some of the bar­ri­ers (in your work, com­pa­ny, com­mu­ni­ty, dis­ci­pline, etc)? What com­mu­ni­ties, cul­tures, or expe­ri­ences does this com­mu­ni­ty need to increase access with these days? Is there a place, an expe­ri­ence, a com­mu­ni­ty that we are not able to access? What would need to change to make it acces­si­ble? Watch the Access FORUM 2021 video.

    Mod­er­a­tor: Col Cseke
    Guests: Chelsea Jones, Julie Richard, Ellen Waterman

  • March 15, 2022
    Activism Conversations – Innovation/Technology

    8pm EST — watch live on Face­book or archived on YouTube

    New direc­tions in tech­nol­o­gy, and new def­i­n­i­tions of inno­va­tion. How do we work with non-humans? What is unknow­able in our prac­tice? Where do our com­po­si­tions come from? How do we define lis­ten­ing? Are all things heard, audi­ble? Watch the Innovation/Technology FORUM 2021 video.

    Mod­er­a­tor: Suzanne Kite
    Guests: Amy Bran­don, Tere­sa Con­nors, Hel­ga Jakob­son, Annie Martin

  • February 15, 2022
    Activism Conversations – Land

    4pm EST — watch live on Face­book or archived on YouTube

    What is sound rela­tion­ship with land? How can we encour­age and prac­tice right rela­tions? What are the ethics of record­ing land­scapes and places? Whose con­sent do we need to seek? Watch the Land FORUM 2021 video.

    Mod­er­a­tor: Wende Bart­ley
    Guests: Tanya Kalmanovitch, Heather Peat Hamm, Tina Pear­son, Jen­ni Schine

  • January 18, 2022
    Activism Conversations – Indigenous Resurgence

    4pm EST — watch live on Face­book or archived on YouTube

    How do Indige­nous artists and com­mu­ni­ties respond to the cur­rent notion of Indige­nous resur­gence? How does lan­guage and def­i­n­i­tion affect or effect Indige­nous work? Does men­tor­ship play a role in the work of Indige­nous artists and how? Watch the Indige­nous Resur­gence FORUM 2021 video.

    Mod­er­a­tor: Bec­ca Tay­lor
    Guests: Astro­labe Music The­atre (Heather Pawsey & Del­phine Arm­strong Der­ick­son), Ian Cus­son, Geron­i­mo Inu­tiq, Sandy Scofield

  • December 7, 2021
    Activism Conversations — Community

    4pm EST — watch live on Face­book or archived on YouTube

    In the plu­ral­i­ty of often frag­ile inti­mate net­works of social con­nec­tion, what do we hear that is already there? How do we accom­pa­ny, pro­vide sup­ports, lis­ten for when the notes are caught tight in a net and help with the untan­gling and then lis­ten for the new entan­gle­ment? Maybe we should ask first? Maybe it was already there? Can we real­ly avoid build­ing bor­der patrols, prac­tic­ing extrac­tion, impos­ing exter­nal cat­e­gories, repeat­ing trau­ma? What does mutu­al ben­e­fit actu­al­ly mean? Watch the Com­mu­ni­ty FORUM 2021 video.

    Mod­er­a­tor: Rebec­ca Caines
    Guests: Gior­gio Mag­na­nen­si, Louise Campbell

  • October 14, 2021
    CNMN AGM 2021

    Thursday, October 14 @ 1pm (EDT)

    We are pleased to inform you that this year vot­ing mem­ber­ships are  pay-what-you-can, so come and make your voice count!

    Please RSVP to to receive Annu­al Reports in advance, or to name a proxy attend­ing the meeting!

    To ensure everyone’s safe­ty, CNMN will be host­ing the AGM on Zoom 

  • September 28, 2021
    FORUM 2021 — Listen up!

    Check out the FORUM page for all the details!

  • April 22, 2021
    Conversation francophone

    April 22 @ 7 pm EST
    Decolo­nial­i­ty and diver­si­ty: new music cre­ators’ per­spec­tives
    Gabriel Dhar­moo: cura­tor
    Zoom link 
    Face­book Event

    Con­ver­sa­tion francophone

    Part of the Decol­o­niza­tion Series.

  • February 11, 2021
    Decolonization Series

    Feb­ru­ary 11 @ 7 pm EST
    Zoom link 
    Face­book Event

    Cura­tor: Cur­tis Lefthand

    Part of the Decol­o­niza­tion Series.

  • January 14, 2021
    Decolonization Series

    Jan­u­ary 14 @ 7 pm EST
    Zoom link 
    Face­book Event

    Cura­tor: Remy Siu

    Part of the Decol­o­niza­tion Series.

  • December 3, 2020
    Process vs. Product

    Decem­ber 3 @ 7 pm EST
    Zoom link 
    Face­book Event

    Cura­tor: Olivia Shortt
    Guests: Olivia C. Davies; Mar­i­on New­man; Kim Senklip-Harvey

    The inter­sec­tion­al­i­ty of col­lab­o­ra­tion, ethics, and Indige­nous pro­to­cols in art-mak­ing.
    What does it mean to ‘decol­o­nize’ or ‘indi­g­e­nize’ an artis­tic space? How do we cre­ate spaces that are safe? What is an inter­sec­tion­al approach to decol­o­niza­tion — how do we start from a place of open­ness to all? What can we learn from each other’s discipline’s approach to decol­o­niza­tion? Let’s talk about the artis­tic process. The lan­guage used in a space, land acknowl­edge­ment, who is in charge? Dis­cus­sion of hav­ing med­i­cine in the room (turn­ing the fire alarm off), lis­ten­ing to indige­nous voic­es and voic­es of colour. hav­ing an elder in the space. Shar­ing food, time for silence/rest/breaks. From hir­ing to rehearsals, what do we each val­ue in the process to help make a space ‘safer’.

    Part of the Decol­o­niza­tion Series.

  • November 12, 2020
    Can Western art music ever be equitable in practice and in perception?

    Novem­ber 12 @ 7 pm EST
    Zoom link 
    Face­book Event

    Cura­tor: Parmela Attari­wala
    Guests: Pat Carrabré, Ian Cus­son, Lise Vau­geois, Dinuk Wijeratne

    Var­i­ous aspects of coloniality—including post­colo­nial­ism and neocolonialism—play out in crit­i­cisms of, and sup­port for, West­ern Art Music, as well as in recent calls to decol­o­nize the insti­tu­tions that sus­tain it. The “Re:Soundings” diver­si­ty report, com­mis­sioned by Orches­tras Cana­da, high­light­ed mul­ti­ple nodes at which con­tem­po­rary encoun­ters between West­ern art music and oth­er musics have been prob­lem­at­ic. How can we recon­cep­tu­al­ize the para­me­ters by which we cur­rent­ly define avant-gardeism in music, and in doing so, might we also begin to unshack­le the art form from its Euro­cen­tric priorities?

    Part of the Decol­o­niza­tion Series.

  • October 29, 2020
    PCM Hub Launch

    Join us for the cel­e­bra­tion of the new Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music Hub

    Octo­ber 29 @ 7 pm EST
    Zoom link
    Face­book Event

    Host: Louise Camp­bell
    Guests: Chris Brown, Kathryn Cob­bler, Moe Clark, Jodi Proznick, Pierre Vachon

    With the goal of inspir­ing peo­ple to make their own music and pro­vid­ing resources with which to do so, the Hub show­cas­es cre­ative music projects in schools, hos­pi­tals, long-term care facil­i­ties, social ser­vices and pris­ons, using mate­ri­als as var­ied as play­dough, stetho­scopes, found objects, acoustic instru­ments, rock band instru­ments, field recorders and dig­i­tal software. 

  • October 22, 2020
    Decolonial Imaginings

    An event in sup­port of of-the-now’s Decolo­nial Imag­in­ings project around Dylan Robinson’s new book Hun­gry Lis­ten­ing.

    Octo­ber 22 @ 7 pm EST 
    Zoom link
    Face­book Event

    Cura­tors: Dylan Robin­son & Mitch Renaud
    Set­tler com­posers: jake moore, Joce­lyn Mor­lock, Juli­et Palmer, Luke Nick­el, Kel­ly Ryan
    Respon­dents: Tina Pear­son, Tama­ra Levitz

    Check out the whole Decolo­nial Imag­in­ings project! 

  • May 21, 2020
    FORUM 2020: Listen up—POSTPONED!

    Our 14th edi­tion focus­es on dif­fer­ent ways we lis­ten and are present in our musi­cal prac­tices, with an inter­est for activism, ecol­o­gy and access, while cel­e­brat­ing music beyond con­ven­tion­al con­cert spaces and structures. 

    FORUM 2020 will take place in Regi­na. For all the infor­ma­tion, click here!

  • September 24, 2019
    Annual General Meeting

    Our AGA will be held in Mon­tre­al on Sep­tem­ber 24, 2019 at noon East­ern time. 

    The meet­ing will be held at:

    Salon des Musi­ciens, Le Vivi­er map/carte
    1200 Rue de Bleury, Mon­tréal, QC H3B 3J3

    To con­nect remote­ly:

    One tap mobile +16475580588„586697565# Canada

    Dial by your loca­tion +1 647 558 0588 Cana­da
    Meet­ing ID: 586 697 565
    Find your local num­ber:

    Please RSVP to Ter­ri Hron to receive the doc­u­men­ta­tion and so we can be look­ing out for you in per­son or online.

  • March 2, 2019
    Conversations Winnipeg — Equity & Diversity

    For more info, click here.

  • February 23, 2019
    Conversations Vancouver — Sustainability

    For more infor­ma­tion, click here.

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