The bien­ni­al Forum is CNMN’s most impor­tant nation­al net­work­ing activ­i­ty. The meet­ing is a com­bi­na­tion of pre­sen­ta­tions, demon­stra­tions, pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment ses­sions, open dis­cus­sion envi­ron­ments and net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties.  It is designed to be of inter­est and of val­ue to all mem­bers of the com­mu­ni­ty – com­posers, per­form­ers, ensem­bles, pro­duc­ers, edu­ca­tors, impro­vis­ers, elec­tron­ic musi­cians, orchestras…

Each Forum has a spe­cif­ic theme, which helps bring focus to the ses­sions and respond to what’s on the minds of the new music com­mu­ni­ty. It is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for our scat­tered com­mu­ni­ty to come togeth­er in per­son for 4 days and have in-depth dis­cus­sions about issues that are influ­enc­ing new cre­ative music and sound in Canada.

Forum 2021: Listen up

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. Rather than an in-per­son net­work­ing show­case-con­fer­ence, this pan­dem­ic edi­tion takes place over 10 weeks with a video series, a social media show­case and events pre­pared by pre­sen­ters from our focus region: the Prairies! It all starts Sep­tem­ber 28. Stay tuned!

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