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St John’s- Sound Symposium

Sus­tain­able Futures: How can music orga­ni­za­tions respond to the cli­mate emer­gency and its social impacts ?

As part of the Sound Sym­po­sium Fes­ti­val the Cana­di­an New Music Net­work is pleased to invite you to a con­ver­sa­tion on ways to envi­sion a sus­tain­able future for artists and orga­ni­za­tions involved in music and sound cre­ation, as well as for cul­tur­al work­ers and audiences.part of the Long­shad­ow Fes­ti­val, the Cana­di­an New Music Net­work is pleased to invite you to a con­ver­sa­tion on ways to envi­sion a sus­tain­able future for artists and orga­ni­za­tions involved in music and sound cre­ation, as well as for cul­tur­al work­ers and audiences.

July 17, 2024 from 1:30pm at the First Light Event Space, 42 Ban­ner­man Street in St. John’s, NL.

Join us in a facil­i­tat­ed dis­cus­sion of ques­tions including:

·       How can music and sound orga­ni­za­tions sup­port artis­tic works and ini­tia­tives that both pro­mote greater aware­ness of cli­mate issues and engage in the author­ing of a health­i­er world?

·  How is lan­guage and pol­i­cy shift­ing to address the impact of cli­mate on music and sound prac­tice and presentation?

·  What tools and sup­port can arts orga­ni­za­tions like CNMN offer to sup­port the con­tin­ued rel­e­vance and via­bil­i­ty of our sec­tor? What is rea­son­able or radical?

·  How can we as indi­vid­u­als and as a com­mu­ni­ty process and move through the chal­leng­ing emo­tions that trans­for­ma­tion and sus­tain­abil­i­ty may evoke: from (eco)grief, com­pla­cen­cy, com­plic­i­ty, to over­whelm and isolation. 

· How do we ground our orga­ni­za­tions and our­selves in prac­ti­cal opti­mism, tak­ing tan­gi­ble steps towards a more sus­tain­able world?

For more infor­ma­tion on our ongo­ing series of Con­ver­sa­tions, please check out our Sus­tain­able Futures Meet­ings’ Report.

This con­ver­sa­tion will be mod­er­at­ed by Raphaël Foisy-Cou­ture, CNMN’s Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, in part­ner­ship with Ter­ri Hron, Musi­cian and Chief Edi­tor of Revue Cir­cuit, and for­mer CNMN’s ED as well as Sus­tain­able Futures Project Lead.

The dis­cus­sion will be intro­duced by a short musi­cal activ­i­ty by Kathy Kennedy.

Food and bev­er­ages will be provided.

Please RSVP at: dir@reseaumusiquesnouvelles.ca

CNMN would like to thank the Sound Sym­po­sium fes­ti­val for its gen­er­ous hos­pi­tal­i­ty and for their help in mak­ing this con­ver­sa­tion possible.

CNMN acknowl­edge the finan­cial sup­port of FACTOR, the Gov­ern­ment of Cana­da and of Cana­das pri­vate radio broadcasters.

Yellowknife — Longshadow

Sus­tain­able Futures: How can music orga­ni­za­tions respond to the cli­mate emer­gency and its social impacts ?

As part of the Long­shad­ow Fes­ti­val, the Cana­di­an New Music Net­work is pleased to invite you to a con­ver­sa­tion on ways to envi­sion a sus­tain­able future for artists and orga­ni­za­tions involved in music and sound cre­ation, as well as for cul­tur­al work­ers and audi­ences. This con­ver­sa­tion marks an impor­tant mile­stone in the exis­tence of CNMN, as it is our first par­tic­i­pa­tion in an event in Yel­lowknife and the North­west Territories! 

June 9th, 2024, from 11 am to 1 PM at Car­men Braden’s stu­dio — above Fiddles+Stix Music Store, 5018–52nd Street, 2nd floor.

Join us in a facil­i­tat­ed dis­cus­sion of ques­tions including:

·       How can music and sound orga­ni­za­tions sup­port artis­tic works and ini­tia­tives that both pro­mote greater aware­ness of cli­mate issues and engage in the author­ing of a health­i­er world?

·  How is lan­guage and pol­i­cy shift­ing to address the impact of cli­mate on music and sound prac­tice and presentation?

·  What tools and sup­port can arts orga­ni­za­tions like CNMN offer to sup­port the con­tin­ued rel­e­vance and via­bil­i­ty of our sec­tor? What is rea­son­able or radical?

·  How can we as indi­vid­u­als and as a com­mu­ni­ty process and move through the chal­leng­ing emo­tions that trans­for­ma­tion and sus­tain­abil­i­ty may evoke: from (eco)grief, com­pla­cen­cy, com­plic­i­ty, to over­whelm and isolation. 

· How do we ground our orga­ni­za­tions and our­selves in prac­ti­cal opti­mism, tak­ing tan­gi­ble steps towards a more sus­tain­able world?

For more infor­ma­tion on our ongo­ing series of Con­ver­sa­tions, please check out our Sus­tain­able Futures Meet­ings’ Report.

This con­ver­sa­tion will be mod­er­at­ed by Raphaël Foisy-Cou­ture, CNMN’s Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, in part­ner­ship with Car­men Braden, founder and co-direc­tor of the Long­shad­ow Fes­ti­val. This con­ver­sa­tion will include short pre­sen­ta­tions by Rob Elo and the Gar­neau String Quartet. 

Food and bev­er­ages will be provided.

Please RSVP at: dir@reseaumusiquesnouvelles.ca or at producer@carmenbraden.com

CNMN would like to thank the Long­shad­ow fes­ti­val for its gen­er­ous hos­pi­tal­i­ty and for their help in mak­ing this con­ver­sa­tion possible.

CNMN acknowl­edges the finan­cial sup­port of FACTOR, the Gov­ern­ment of Cana­da and of Canada’s pri­vate radio broadcasters.