FORUM 2010

New Music Networking FORUM

Partnering Diversity

Jan­u­ary 7–9, 2010 — Hal­i­fax, Nova Sco­tia, Canada.

The envi­ron­ment for cre­ative con­cert music has changed rad­i­cal­ly in the past 25 years. New prac­tices, new cul­tures, new part­ners — the scope of musi­cal activ­i­ty in Cana­da is tru­ly aston­ish­ing. But how have these new prac­tices, cul­tures and part­ners inte­grat­ed into exist­ing struc­tures, into exist­ing musi­cal tra­di­tions? What are the ben­e­fits? What are the chal­lenges? How can we cre­ate a strong, open and pos­i­tive cli­mate for real musi­cal dia­logue among the many cul­tur­al part­ners that make up the Cana­di­an new music landscape?

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with Dal­housie Uni­ver­si­tySym­pho­ny Nova Sco­tia and Upstream Music Association

 

  • Schedule

    Thursday, January 7

    7:30pm Open­ing Con­cert: New Music For A New Year — Sym­pho­ny Nova Sco­tia — includ­ed in reg­is­tra­tion fee

    Friday, January 8

    8:15am — 9:00am Reg­is­tra­tion
    9:00am — 9:30am Open­ing remarks
    Jan­ice Jack­son — Chair, Forum 2010 Steer­ing Com­mit­tee • Artis­tic Direc­tor, Voca­lypse Pro­duc­tions • Sopra­no (Hal­i­fax)
    Tim Brady — Pres­i­dent, CNMN • Com­pos­er • Elec­tric Gui­tarist • Artis­tic Direc­tor, Brady­works (Mon­tréal)
    Forum 2010 Host, Jeff Reil­ly — Bass Clar­inetist • Com­pos­er • CBC Pro­duc­er (Hal­i­fax)
    9:30am — 10:00am Keynote Address: Part­ner­ing Diversity
    George Lewis — Edwin H Case Pro­fes­sor of Amer­i­can Music, Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty (NYC)
    10:00am — 10:15am Break
    10:15am — 12:00pm Pan­el 3: Find­ing Uni­ty in Diver­si­ty: the Struc­tur­al Issues
    Mod­er­a­tor: Bob Bauer — Com­pos­er • Gui­tarist • Pro­duc­er (Bed­ford NS)
    Joël Bons — Com­pos­er • Artis­tic Direc­tor, Nieuw Ensem­ble & Atlas • Con­ser­va­to­ry of Amsterdam
    Matthew Greenall — Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Sound and Music (Lon­don UK)
    Jim His­cott — Com­pos­er • Musi­cian • Pro­duc­er • Co-Artis­tic Direc­tor of Groundswell (Win­nipeg)
    Marie-Chan­tal Leclair — Vice Pres­i­dent, groupe Le Vivi­er • Artis­tic Direc­tor, Quasar, sax­o­phone quar­tet (Mon­tréal)
    Tina Pear­son — Direc­tor, LaSaM • Mem­ber, Son­ic Pres­ence (Vic­to­ria)
    12:00pm — 1:00pm Lunch — Room 401 — includ­ed in reg­is­tra­tion fee
    1:00pm — 1:45pm Duo 1: Urban ver­sus Region­al Per­spec­tive — How They Work
    Erick Bick­erdike — Gen­er­al Man­ag­er, Chester Play­house (Chester NS)
    Jonathan Bunce — Artis­tic Direc­tor, Music Gallery (Toron­to)
    1:45pm — 2:30pm Duo 2: The Improv Research Project
    Ajay Heble — Project Direc­tor ICASP, School of Eng­lish and The­atre Stud­ies, U of Guelph • Artis­tic Direc­tor, The Guelph Jazz Festival
    Ellen Water­man — School of Fine Art and Music, Uni­ver­si­ty of Guelph
    2:30pm — 3:30pm Trio: Pre­sen­ters and Diver­si­ty: How do Main­stream Pre­sen­ters View this Issue — Phi­los­o­phy & Practice
    Mod­er­a­tor: Lukas Pearse — Bassist (contrabass/electric bass/electronics) • Impro­vis­er • Com­pos­er (Hal­i­fax)
    Eri­ka Beat­ty — CEO, Sym­pho­ny Nova Sco­tia (Hal­i­fax)
    Paul Caskey — Artis­tic Direc­tor, Live Art Dance Pro­duc­tions (Hal­i­fax)
    Jen­nifer Tay­lor — Artis­tic Pro­duc­er & Gen­er­al Man­ag­er, Music Toronto
    7:30pm Con­cert: Hal­i­fax Call­ing — includ­ed in reg­is­tra­tion fee

    Saturday, January 9

    8:30am — 9:00am Reg­is­tra­tion
    9:00am — 9:45am Duo 3: Inter­cul­tur­al Orches­tras — How They Work, His­to­ry, Prac­tice, etc.
    Moshe Den­burg — Co-Artis­tic Direc­tor, Van­cou­ver Inter-Cul­tur­al Orches­tra (VICO) (Van­cou­ver)
    Joël Bons — Com­pos­er • Artis­tic Direc­tor, Nieuw Ensem­ble & Atlas • Con­ser­va­to­ry of Amsterdam
    9:45am — 10:30am Duo 4: Elec­troa­coustics and Diver­si­ty — Approach­es and Perspectives
    Dar­ren Copeland — Artis­tic Direc­tor, New Adven­tures in Sound Art (NAISA) (Toron­to)
    George Lewis — Edwin H Case Pro­fes­sor of Amer­i­can Music, Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty (New York City)
    10:30am — 10:45am Break
    10:45am — 12:15pm Pan­el 2: New Music Pro­gram­ming and Diversity
    Mod­er­a­tor: Jérôme Blais — Com­pos­er • Pro­fes­sor, Depart­ment of Music, Dal­housie Uni­ver­si­ty (Hal­i­fax)
    Paul Bendzsa — Clar­inet­tist • Artis­tic con­sul­tant & found­ing mem­ber of the Sound Sym­po­sium (St. John’s NL)
    Shawn Bostick — Atlantic Region­al Direc­tor, CMC • Per­cus­sion­ist • Teacher (Sackville NB)
    Joane Hétu — Co-Artis­tic Direc­tor, Pro­duc­tions Super­Musique • Com­pos­er • Per­former • Pres­i­dent & Gen­er­al Direc­tor, DAME (Mon­tréal)
    Blair Mack­ay — Per­cus­sion­ist • Direc­tor, Ever­green Club Con­tem­po­rary Game­lan (Toron­to)
    Jer­ry Per­gole­si — Co-Artis­tic Direc­tor, Con­tact Con­tem­po­rary Music • Per­cus­sion­ist (Toron­to)
    12:15pm — 1:00pm Lunch — Room 401 — includ­ed in reg­is­tra­tion fee
    1:00pm — 1:45pm Duo 5: Build­ing Nation­al and Diverse Sup­port for New Con­cert Music
    Rus­sell Kel­ley — Head, Music Sec­tion, The Cana­da Coun­cil for the Arts (Ottawa)
    Matthew Greenall — Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Sound and Music (Lon­don UK)
    1:45pm — 3:15pm Pan­el 3: New music, New Cana­di­ans — Cul­ture and Music
    Mod­er­a­tor: Peter Tog­ni — Com­pos­er • Organ­ist • Pianist • Radio Host (Hal­i­fax)
    Parmela Attari­wala — Attar Project • PhD can­di­date (eth­no­mu­si­col­o­gy), Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to (Toron­to)
    Sandeep Bhag­wati — Com­pos­er • Cana­da Research Chair in Inter‑X Art • Direc­tor, matral­ab, Con­cor­dia Uni­ver­si­ty (Mon­tréal)
    Kiya Tabass­ian — Artis­tic Direc­tor, Con­stan­tino­ple (Mon­tréal)
    Lan Tung — Erhu (Chi­nese Vio­lin) • Artis­tic Direc­tor, Orchid Ensem­ble • VP, Van­cou­ver Inter-Cul­tur­al Orches­tra (Van­cou­ver)
    3:15pm — 3:30pm Break
    3:30pm — 5:00pm Ple­nary Ses­sion: Forum 2010 Summary
    7:30pm Con­cert: Away all Boats!! — includ­ed in reg­is­tra­tion fee

    Loca­tion: The Sir James Dunn The­atre, Dal­housie Arts Cen­tre, 6101 Uni­ver­si­ty, Hal­i­fax, NS

    * Sched­ule sub­ject to change with­out pri­or noti­fi­ca­tion (Decem­ber 17, 2009).

  • WordPress from the Committee Chair

    Forum 2010 Preview

    CNMN’s fourth nation­al new music Forum enti­tled Part­ner­ing Diver­si­ty will be held on Fri­day and Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 8th and 9th, 2010 in the Sir James Dunn The­atre, Hal­i­fax, Nova Sco­tia. Spe­cial open­ing con­cert — Thurs­day, Jan. 7 — 8 pm — Sym­pho­ny Nova Scotia.

    This tru­ly extra­or­di­nary Forum cen­ters on the theme of cre­ative music diver­si­ty and how the var­i­ous streams of con­tem­po­rary / cre­ative music meet and diverge. From through com­posed music, to elec­troa­coustics, to free jazz, to world music, this Forum seeks to bring togeth­er as many cre­ative music spe­cial­ists as pos­si­ble (includ­ing musi­cians, pro­duc­ers, edu­ca­tors, com­posers, jour­nal­ists, fans and more!) in order to begin a dia­logue con­cern­ing the chal­lenges and tri­umphs of per­for­mance and dissemination.

    Inter­na­tion­al speakers/panelists include composer/improviser George Lewis (USA), composer/conductor Joël Bons (The Nether­lands) and conductor/producer Matthew Greenall (UK), each spe­cial­iz­ing in diverse musi­cal back­grounds from Jazz / Exper­i­men­tal music to the Inter­cul­tur­al Orches­tra to New Music Pro­mo­tion and Production.

    New this year is a dis­cus­sion for­mat called Duos. We are putting 2 new music spe­cial­ists togeth­er to dis­cuss a range of top­ics such as “Approach­es and per­spec­tives on Elec­tro acoustic music and diver­si­ty” or “Build­ing nation­al and diverse sup­port for new con­cert music” or “Inter­cul­tur­al Orches­tras — how they work: his­to­ry and prac­tice”. The duos are giv­en free reign to open­ly dis­cuss their expe­ri­ences and chal­lenges with each top­ic fol­lowed by ques­tions and debates (hope­ful­ly heat­ed!) through audi­ence participation.

    Round tables are also part of the mix with plen­ty of time for ques­tions and flesh­ing out of the themes. At this Forum we are con­cerned that everyone’s voice and opin­ion is heard. Plen­ty of time for pub­lic dis­course will be allot­ted! You will also meet fel­low cre­ative musi­cian enthu­si­asts from across Cana­da as well as an array of inter­na­tion­al cre­ative music spe­cial­ists. This, of course, pro­motes musi­cal dis­course along with plen­ty of oppor­tu­ni­ties to network.

    The Forum also offers 2 nights of cre­ative music per­for­mance co-pro­duced by the CNMN and Upstream Music Asso­ci­a­tion. Thurs­day evening, Jan­u­ary 7th, Sym­pho­ny Nova Sco­tia starts off the con­fer­ence with a per­for­mance of con­tem­po­rary cre­ative music. On Jan­u­ary 8th, Upstream Music Asso­ci­a­tion presents the best of East Coast cre­ative new music talent.

    Forum 2010 seeks to ensure that as many diverse forms of cre­ative music are rec­og­nized and giv­en a voice. We are inter­est­ed in bring­ing togeth­er musi­cians, com­posers, pro­duc­ers, pre­sen­ters, record­ing engi­neers and all oth­ers who seek to expand the bound­aries of cre­ative musi­cal expres­sion and give them a voice in our ever-chang­ing world. Come be part of our search to bet­ter under­stand and pro­mote the many musi­cal forms our mem­bers cre­ate and per­form across Canada.

    — Jan­ice Jack­son, Steer­ing Com­mit­tee Chair, CNMN Forum 2010

  • Registration Form, Brochure

    If you haven’t already mailed in your reg­is­tra­tion form and fee… we rec­om­mend that you pay in-per­son. How­ev­er let us know by email so that we can pre­pare for your reg­is­tra­tion in advance: admin@newmusicnetwork.ca

    • Down­load and print the PDF brochure and reg­is­tra­tion form.
    • Send com­plet­ed reg­is­tra­tion form and cheque to:

    CNMN / RCMN
    416, rue McGill
    Mon­tréal, QC H2Y 2G1

    Registration Fees

    Note: mem­ber­ship ($20) plus Forum reg­is­tra­tion is cheap­er than pay­ing the non-mem­ber Forum fee — save mon­ey and­join now!

    CNMN Members:

    • $55 — before Jan­u­ary 5
    • $65 — after Jan­u­ary 5

    NON-members:

    • $95 — before or after Jan­u­ary 5

    Reg­is­tra­tion includes an onsite buf­fet lunch and tick­ets to the Win­ter Sum­mit Concerts.

  • Location, Hotel, Group Rate, Map

    Conference Location

    The Sir James Dunn Theatre
    Dal­housie Arts Centre
    6101 University
    Hal­i­fax, NS, Canada
    902–494-3820

    Hotel (and Group Rate)

    Atlanti­ca Hotel Halifax
    1980 Robie Street
    Hal­i­fax, NS B3H 3G5, Canada
    Toll Free: 1–888-810‑7288

    reservations@atlanticahalifax.com
    www.atlanticahotelhalifax.com

    Group rate: $90 per night (up to quad occu­pan­cy), Jan 7–9. Book your room using the code CNM. Block of rooms is held for book­ings until Decem­ber 8, upon which group rate remains but is sub­ject to avail­able vacan­cy. Sim­plest method to book is by phone.

    Directions/Map

    For your con­ve­nience, refer to these loca­tions on the Google map. You will find both the Forum (A) and hotel (B) locations.


    View Larg­er Map

  • FORUM 2010 Steering Committee

    Chair: Janice Jackson

    Soprano, Teacher, Vocalypse Productions

    Mark Armanini

    Composer

    Jérôme Blais

    Composer, Associate professor, Department of Music, Dalhousie University

    Tim Brady

    President, CNMN

    Paul Cram

    Artistic Producer, Upstream Music Association

    Susan Hunter

  • Guest Speaker

    Keynote Speaker

    George Lewis

    George Lewis

    Edwin H Case Pro­fes­sor of Amer­i­can Music, Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty — (New York)

    Invited International guests

    Joël Bons

    Joël Bons

    Com­pos­er • Artis­tic Direc­tor, Nieuw Ensem­ble & Atlas Ensem­ble • Coor­di­na­tor of the com­po­si­tion depart­ment of the Con­ser­va­to­ry of Ams­ter­dam — (Ams­ter­dam, Netherlands)

    Matthew Greenall

    Matthew Greenall

    Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Sound and Music — (Lon­don, UK)

    Forum Host

    Jeff Reil­ly

    Jeff Reilly

    Bass Clar­inetist • Com­pos­er • CBC Pro­duc­er — (Hal­i­fax, NS)

    National Guests

    Parmela Attariwala

    Attar Project • PhD can­di­date (eth­no­mu­si­col­o­gy), Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to — (Toron­to, ON) — myspace.com/parmelaattariwala — www.myspace.com/theattarproject

    Bob Bauer

    Bob Bauer

    Com­pos­er • Gui­tarist • Pro­duc­er — (Bed­ford, NS)

    Eri­ka Beatty

    Erika Beatty

    CEO, Sym­pho­ny Nova Sco­tia — (Hal­i­fax, NS)

    Paul Bendzsa

    Paul Bendzsa

    Clar­inet­tist • Artis­tic con­sul­tant & found­ing mem­ber of the Sound Sym­po­sium — (St. John’s, NF)

    Sandeep Bhag­wati

    Sandeep Bhagwati

    Com­pos­er • Cana­da Research Chair in Inter‑X Art • Direc­tor matral­ab, Con­cor­dia Uni­ver­si­ty — (Mon­tre­al, QC)

    Erick Bick­erdike

    Erick Bickerdike

    Gen­er­al Man­ag­er, Chester Play­house — (Chester, NS)

    Jérôme Blais

    Jérôme Blais

    Com­pos­er • Pro­fes­sor, Depart­ment of Music, Dal­housie Uni­ver­si­ty — (Hal­i­fax, NS)

    Shawn Bostick

    Shawn Bostick

    Atlantic Region­al Direc­tor, CMC • Per­cus­sion­ist • Teacher — (Sackville, NB)

    Jonathan Bunce

    Jonathan Bunce

    Artis­tic Direc­tor, Music Gallery — (Toron­to, ON)

    Paul Caskey

    Paul Caskey

    Artis­tic Direc­tor, Live Art Dance Pro­duc­tions — (Hal­i­fax, NS)

    Dar­ren Copeland

    Darren Copeland

    Artis­tic Direc­tor, New Adven­tures in Sound Art (NAISA) — (Toron­to, ON)

    Moshe Den­burg

    Moshe Denburg

    Co-Artis­tic Direc­tor, Van­cou­ver Inter-Cul­tur­al Orches­tra (VICO) — (Van­cou­ver, BC)

    Ajay Heble

    Ajay Heble

    Project Direc­tor ICASP, School of Eng­lish and The­atre Stud­ies, Uni­ver­si­ty of Guelph • Artis­tic Direc­tor, The Guelph Jazz Fes­ti­val — (Guelph, Ontario) —www.improvcommunity.ca — www.criticalimprov.com

    Joane Hétu

    Joane Hétu

    Co-Artis­tic Direc­tor, Pro­duc­tions Super­Musique • Com­pos­er • Per­former • Pres­i­dent & Gen­er­al Direc­tor of DAME (Dis­tri­b­u­tion Ambiances Mag­né­tiques Etcetera Inc.) — (Mon­tre­al, QC)

    Jim Hiscott

    Com­pos­er • Musi­cian • Pro­duc­er • Co-Artis­tic Direc­tor of Groundswell — (Win­nipeg, MB)

    Rus­sell Kelley

    Russell Kelley

    Head, Music Sec­tion, The Cana­da Coun­cil for the Arts — (Ottawa, ON)

    Marie-Chan­tal Leclair

    Marie-Chantal Leclair

    Vice Pres­i­dent, groupe Le Vivi­er • Artis­tic Direc­tor, Quasar, sax­o­phone quar­tet — (Mon­tre­al, QC)

    Blair Mack­ay

    Blair Mackay

    Per­cus­sion­ist • Direc­tor, Ever­green Club Con­tem­po­rary Game­lan — (Toron­to, ON) —www.arraymusic.com/

    Lukas Pearse

    Lukas Pearse

    Bassist (contrabass/electric bass/electronics) • Impro­vis­er • Com­pos­er — (Hal­i­fax, NS)

    Tina Pear­son

    Tina Pearson

    Direc­tor, LaSaM • Mem­ber, Son­ic Pres­ence — (Vic­to­ria, BC)

    Jerry Pergolesi

    Co-Artis­tic Direc­tor, Con­tact Con­tem­po­rary Music • Per­cus­sion­ist — (Toron­to, ON)

    Kiya Tabass­ian

    Kiya Tabassian

    Artis­tic Direc­tor, Con­stan­tino­ple — (Mon­tre­al, QC)

    Jennifer Taylor

    Artis­tic Pro­duc­er & Gen­er­al Man­ag­er, Music TORONTO — (Toron­to, ON)

    Peter Tog­ni

    Peter Togni

    Com­pos­er • Organ­ist • Pianist • Radio Host — (Hal­i­fax, NS)

    Lan Tung

    Lan Tung

    Erhu (Chi­nese Vio­lin) musi­cian • Artis­tic Direc­tor of Orchid Ensem­ble •Vice Pres­i­dent of Van­cou­ver Inter-Cul­tur­al Orches­tra — (Van­cou­ver, British Colum­bia) —www.tandava.com — myspace.com/samworthtungdhillon —myspace.com/triaspora — myspace.com/ghostprojectorchid —myspace.com/lantung — youtube.com/LanTungErhu

    Ellen Water­man

  • Presentations: Duos & Trio

    Duo 1: Urban ver­sus Region­al Per­spec­tive — how they work — Jonathan Bunce (Music Gallery) and Erick Bick­erdike (Chester Playhouse)

    Duo 2: The Improv Research Project — Ajay Heble and Ellen Water­man (Guelph Jazz Fes­ti­val and Uni­ver­si­ty of Guelph)

    Duo 3: Inter­cul­tur­al Orches­tras — how they work: his­to­ry, prac­tice, etc. — Moshe Den­burg (VICO) and Joël Bons (Atlas, Netherlands)

    Duo 4: Elec­troa­coustics and Diver­si­ty — approach­es and per­spec­tives — Dar­ren Copeland (NAISA) and George Lewis (Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty, USA)

    Duo 5: Build­ing nation­al and diverse sup­port for new con­cert music — Rus­sell Kel­ley (Cana­da Coun­cil for the Arts) and Matthew Greenall (Sound and Music, UK)

    Trio: Pre­sen­ters and Diver­si­ty: How do main­stream pre­sen­ters view this issue — phi­los­o­phy and prac­tice —Mod­er­a­tor Lukas Pearse (Bassiste), Paul Caskey (Live Art Dance), Eri­ka Beat­ty (CEO, Sym­pho­ny Nova Sco­tia), Jen­nifer Tay­lor (Music Toronto).

    *Pro­gram­ming sub­ject to change with­out pri­or notification*

  • Round Tables

    Panel 1: Finding unity in diversity: the structural issues

    Cre­ative music is a com­plex art form, but it also involves a com­plex series of social and eco­nom­ic actions in order to thrive and pros­per. Increas­ing­ly, artists and music advo­cates are work­ing to cre­ate col­lab­o­ra­tive artis­tic, social and eco­nom­ic struc­tures in order to help cre­ative music move for­ward in soci­ety. How can we com­bine the need for effec­tive, col­lab­o­ra­tive artis­tic struc­tures with the need for artis­tic free­dom? What role do inde­pen­dent artists play in this process? What role does the gov­ern­ment play? Do we need social struc­tures (asso­ci­a­tions, lob­by groups, pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies), or phys­i­cal struc­tures (con­certs halls, rehearsal and work­shop spaces)? What role do asso­ci­a­tions and lob­by groups play? How does one deal with the com­pet­ing needs of dif­fer­ent artists with­in a sin­gle “struc­ture”: absolute equal­i­ty, rel­a­tive democ­ra­cy, a for­mal­ized com­pet­i­tive mod­el, unfet­tered chaos? What cre­ates the best art? What cre­ates the best struc­ture? Does a good struc­ture cre­ate good art, or…?

    with:

    Mod­er­a­tor — Bob Bauer
    Com­pos­er • Gui­tarist • Producer
    (Bed­ford, NS)

    Joël Bons
    Com­pos­er • Artis­tic Direc­tor, Nieuw Ensem­ble & Atlas Ensem­ble • Coor­di­na­tor of the com­po­si­tion depart­ment of theCon­ser­va­to­ry of Amsterdam
    (Ams­ter­dam, Netherlands)

    Matthew Greenall
    Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Sound and Music
    (Lon­don, UK)

    Jim His­cott
    Com­pos­er • Musi­cian • Pro­duc­er • Co-Artis­tic Direc­tor of Groundswell
    (Win­nipeg, MB)

    Marie-Chan­tal Leclair
    Vice Pres­i­dent, groupe Le Vivi­er • Artis­tic Direc­tor, Quasar, sax­o­phone quartet
    (Mon­tréal, QC)

    Tina Pear­son
    Direc­tor, LaSaM • Mem­ber, Son­ic Presence
    (Vic­to­ria, BC)

    Panel 2: NEW MUSIC PROGRAMMING AND DIVERSITY

    Diver­si­ty — is it an issue? How is it an issue? Is it good for new music? Bad? Irrel­e­vant? Essen­tial? What does an artis­tic direc­tor do to deal with diver­si­ty — what fac­tors do they have to weigh to cre­ate a “bal­anced” sea­son: style, tech­nique, aes­thet­ics, age, nation­al­i­ty, region­al­ism, eco­nom­ic, lan­guage, gen­dre, sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion, per­son­al­i­ty? Does the pub­lic care (should the pub­lic care?), or do they just want a great con­cert? How does one bal­ance our oblig­a­tions to rep­re­sent the full scope of musi­cal cre­ativ­i­ty with the desire to present a sin­gle, coher­ent, uni­fied artis­tic vision? Is this pos­si­ble, is it desirable?

    with:

    Mod­er­a­tor — Jérôme Blais
    Com­pos­er • Pro­fes­sor, Depart­ment of Music, Dal­housie University
    (Hal­i­fax, Nova Scotia)

    Paul Bendzsa
    Clar­inet­tist • Artis­tic con­sul­tant & found­ing mem­ber of the Sound Sym­po­sium
    (St. John’s, New­found­land & Labrador)

    Shawn Bostick
    Atlantic Region­al Direc­tor, CMC • Per­cus­sion­ist • Teacher
    (Sackville, NB)

    Joane Hétu
    Co-Artis­tic Direc­tor, Pro­duc­tions Super­Musique • Com­pos­er • Per­former • Pres­i­dent & Gen­er­al Direc­tor of DAME (Dis­tri­b­u­tion Ambiances Mag­né­tiques Etcetera Inc.)
    (Mon­tréal, QC)

    Jer­ry Pergolesi
    Co-Artis­tic Direc­tor, Con­tact Con­tem­po­rary Music • Percussionist
    (Toron­to, ON)

    Blair Mack­ay
    Per­cus­sion­ist • Direc­tor, Ever­green Club Con­tem­po­rary Gamelan
    (Toron­to, ON)

    Panel 3: NEW MUSIC, NEW CANADIANS: CULTURE AND MUSIC

    What is “Cana­di­an” new music? Does it exist? Can it exist? Should it exist? How do we rec­on­cile cul­tures with long, deep musi­cal tra­di­tions with the almost pris­tine, vir­gin ter­ri­to­ry that is the Cana­di­an musi­cal land­scape? We are (almost) all immi­grants — how do we build a cre­ative music tra­di­tion with so much diver­si­ty in our cul­ture? How can we, how should we, cre­ate a pos­i­tive envi­ron­ment for the expand­ing range of musi­cal tra­di­tions that are becom­ing part of the Cana­di­an new music world?

    with:

    Mod­er­a­tor — Peter Tog­ni
    Com­pos­er • Organ­ist • Pianist • Radio Host
    (Hal­i­fax, NS)

    Parmela Attari­wala
    Attar Project • PhD can­di­date (eth­no­mu­si­col­o­gy), Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto
    (Toron­to, ON)

    Sandeep Bhag­wati
    Com­pos­er • Cana­da Research Chair in Inter‑X Art • Direc­tor matral­ab, Con­cor­dia Uni­ver­si­ty, (Mon­tréal, QC)

    Kiya Tabass­ian
    Artis­tic Direc­tor, Con­stan­tino­ple
    (Mon­tréal, QC)

    Lan Tung
    Erhu (Chi­nese Vio­lin) musi­cian • Artis­tic Direc­tor of Orchid Ensem­ble •Vice Pres­i­dent of Van­cou­ver Inter-Cul­tur­al Orches­tra (Van­cou­ver, BC)

    *Pro­gram­ming sub­ject to change with­out pri­or noti­fi­ca­tion* (Decem­ber 16, 2009)

  • Concerts

    Upstream’s 4th Annual Winter Summit 21st Century Music Concerts

    New Music For A New Year

    • Thurs­day 7 Jan­u­ary 2010 at 7:30pm
    • Sym­pho­ny Nova Sco­tia — Bern­hard Gueller, Music Director
    • Music of Armani­ni, Charke, Cram, Brady, Blais, Bhagwati
    • A pre­sen­ta­tion of SNS, Upstream Music, Dal­housie Music, Voca­lypse, and the CNMN

    Halifax Calling

    • Fri­day 8 Jan­u­ary 2010 at 7:30pm
    • Upstream 6.0 — sud­den­lyLIS­TEN Trio — Tem­po­ral Fol­lies (an Electropera)
    • A pre­sen­ta­tion of Upstream Music, sud­den­lyLIS­TEN, Voca­lypse, and Dal­housie Music

    Away all Boats!!

    • Sat­ur­day 9 Jan­u­ary 2010 at 7:30pm
    • Motion Ensem­ble (NB) — Geordie Haley, gui­tar solo — Forum impro­vi­sa­tion­al ensemble
    • A pre­sen­ta­tion of Upstream Music, CNMN, Dal­housie Music and Motion

    Location & Tickets

    All three con­certs are at:
    The Sir James Dunn The­atre, Dal­housie Arts Cen­tre, 6101 Uni­ver­si­ty, Hal­i­fax, NS

    Box Office:
    902–494-3820
    1–800-874‑1669 (toll free)
    http://artscentre.dal.ca/box.html

    • Each con­cert: $20 / $15 / $10
    • All 3 con­certs: $45 / $33 / $21

    Note: Reg­is­ter­ing at the Forum includes tick­ets to all 3 concerts!

    *Pro­gram­ming sub­ject to change with­out pri­or noti­fi­ca­tion* (Decem­ber 16, 2009).