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Stories of Care: Making Connections With and Between People with Severe Physical Disabilities

by Louise Campbell

The C.A.R.E. Cen­tre, a recre­ation­al orga­ni­za­tion for adults liv­ing with severe phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties, recog­nis­es the impor­tance of art and expres­sion for their clients, par­tic­u­lar­ly for those clients who are non-ver­bal. In addition…

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Passage Through Time — Creating Music-Inspired Visual Art

by Deirdre Potash

GOAL: to devel­op a deep­er appre­ci­a­tion of music and the visu­al arts and how they com­pli­ment each oth­er. In this par­tic­u­lar work­shop, par­tic­i­pants were inspired by the music of Jab­bour, using the…

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Presence Warmups

by Dina Cindric

These Pres­ence Warmups pre­pare the body, breath and mind for expres­sive and cre­ative music-mak­ing. They are most effec­tive when used at the start of a rehearsal and can eas­i­ly be incor­po­rat­ed into…

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Moi_Espace Public

by Thais Montanari

The project Moi_Espace Pub­lic was born out of a con­vic­tion that artis­tic cre­ation can be a fruit­ful space for exchange on every­day issues, whether emo­tion­al  or social. My desire was to meet…

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Scavenger Hunt for Audiophiles

by Guil­laume Jabbour

Short Descrip­tion: This Audio Scav­enger Hunt involves find­ing sounds from a list, report­ing on them, and dis­cussing what the sounds mean to you. Sounds are searched out and checked off a list.…

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ACTIVATE: Young Composer Program

by Stephanie Chua

ACTIVATE: Young Com­pos­er Pro­gram is an adju­di­cat­ed com­po­si­tion pro­gram pre­sent­ed by The Alliance for Cana­di­an New Music Projects (ACNMP) and Cana­di­an Music Cen­tre (CMC). ACTIVATE is an ear­ly entry point for young…

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Songs that Connect Us

by Dina Cindric

Songs that Con­nect Us is a com­mu­ni­ty-engaged project for col­lab­o­ra­tive and mean­ing­ful group singing using sto­ry­telling and song. It fos­ters open com­mu­ni­ca­tion and a respect for diver­si­ty. The project was ini­ti­at­ed by…

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Words&Rhythm

by Geremia Loren­zo Lodi

Words and Rhythm have a real­ly close rela­tion­ship since ancient times when poets sang the epic tales in iambic pen­tame­ters, both to bet­ter remem­ber and more eas­i­ly sing them. Words con­tain rhythm.…

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Piece of Mind — “Give us a hand” Participatory Art-Sci Video

by Naila Kuhlmann

Piece of Mind uses the per­form­ing arts to syn­the­size and trans­late knowl­edge about Parkinson’s dis­ease (PD) and demen­tia. Our par­tic­i­pa­to­ry research-cre­ation project brings togeth­er artists (cir­cus per­form­ers, dancers, musi­cians, visu­al artists), researchers,…

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Piece of Mind — Connecting Scientific Research and Lived Experience through Music

by Naila Kuhlmann

Piece of Mind uses the per­form­ing arts to syn­the­size and trans­late knowl­edge about Parkinson’s dis­ease (PD) and demen­tia. Our par­tic­i­pa­to­ry research-cre­ation project brings togeth­er artists (cir­cus per­form­ers, dancers, musi­cians, visu­al artists), researchers,…

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Young Composer Program

by Stephanie Chua

Young Com­pos­er Pro­gram – Con­tem­po­rary Show­case Edmon­ton The Young Com­pos­er Pro­gram orga­nized by the Con­tem­po­rary Show­case Edmon­ton Soci­ety intro­duces stu­dents ages 12 and up to com­po­si­tion and assists stu­dents to devel­op their…

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Choral Improv

by Kim & An-Lau­rence Far­ris-Man­ning & Higgins

Have you ever want­ed to cre­ate your own music/multimedia art­work, but couldn’t fig­ure out where to begin? While cre­ation can seem intim­i­dat­ing, it can actu­al­ly be sur­pris­ing­ly acces­si­ble, and more impor­tant­ly, FUN!…

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Listening & Sounding Games

by Dina Cindric

These Lis­ten­ing & Sound­ing Games are fun and easy games for two or more peo­ple and will active­ly engage par­tic­i­pants in a process of deep­er lis­ten­ing and play­ful sound­ing with the voice.…

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Across the Lines

by Steve Wright

A com­mu­ni­ty-based col­lab­o­ra­tion fea­tur­ing orig­i­nal local music paired with the sto­ries and sounds of seniors resid­ing in an assist­ed liv­ing cen­tre Over the course of mul­ti­ple work­shops, get to know par­tic­i­pants so…

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Sound Stories from the Land

by Moe Clark

Sound Sto­ries from the Land okâwîmâw askiy is Moth­er Earth (nêhiyawêwin/Plains Cree lan­guage), always pro­vid­ing for us in ways beyond our wildest imag­i­na­tions. This work­shop pro­vides an open­ing for us to strengthen…

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Language of Emotion In Music

by Jodi Proznick

What does it mean to “Know Music”? The impor­tant thing, as one can­not repeat too often, if that the child should learn to feel music, to absorb it, to give his whole…

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Coronation Sound Bites

by Louise Campbell

Lis­ten­ing Games for Reduc­ing Noise Lev­els in a School Cafe­te­ria Pic­ture a large room: con­crete floor, low tile ceil­ing, bare plas­ter walls, tables lined with stools, a wall of indus­tri­al fridges and…

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Finding Folk for Music

by Jeff Morton

Find­ing Folk for Music is a way to share con­cepts and strate­gies for a kind of exper­i­men­tal folk music. The series engages peo­ple in hands-on cre­ation regard­less of anyone’s lev­el of previous…

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Catalyst Music: A music improv video series

by Kathryn Patricia

Cat­a­lyst is an online, music impro­vi­sa­tion learn­ing expe­ri­ence. Along with three instruc­tion­al videos, this guide will out­line some of the key com­po­nents of musi­cal impro­vi­sa­tion. This video series draws from the Creative…

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Stay at Home Symphony! Found Objects Orchestra & Conduction Activity

by Mered­ith Bates

From find­ing objects around the house (the recy­cling and ‘junk draw­er’ are trea­sure troves!) to turn­ing them into musi­cal instru­ments and dec­o­rat­ing them, to com­pos­ing a sym­pho­ny, to con­duct­ing the final performance!…

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Prends garde à toi! After Bizet’s opera Carmen

by Pierre Vachon

A co cre­ation project with adults faced with men­tal defi­cien­cy and autism issues through the rein­ven­tion of Car­men. With work­shops on opera, meet­ing with cre­ators, and train­ers help­ing them pro­duc­ing it as…

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Creative Music Making from Source Material

by Niko­la Tosic

Here is an approach to col­lab­o­ra­tive music mak­ing based on using exist­ing reper­toire, where a group sam­ples and repur­pos­es mate­r­i­al and ideas for use as a Start­ing Point. A. PREPARATION – Choose…

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The Beat of the Heart

by Ruth Eliason

The beat or pulse could be con­sid­ered the foun­da­tion of what we do, as music-mak­ers.  It is often the struc­ture with­in which we tell a sto­ry through melody, rhythm, tim­bre, dynam­ics and…

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Audiovisual Mismatch

by Guil­laume Jabbour

Pic­ture a mut­ed video of a per­son walk­ing inside a house. Imag­ine what the foot­steps might sound like going up creaky steps or slight­ly drag­ging on the floor. Turn up the sound…

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Pros and Cons: Building meaningful programming in correctional institutions

by Hugh Chris Brown

The Pros and Cons Prison Music Pro­gram was ini­ti­at­ed as a response to the clo­sure of the agri­cul­tur­al pro­grams in Cana­di­an pris­ons, and from the out­set was run with the inten­tion of…

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Sound is Touch

by Daniel Oore

Lis­ten­ing, touch­ing, feel­ing and sound­ing activ­i­ties using your voice, hands, whole body, instru­ments, or speak­ers (e.g. on phone, com­put­er, ear­phones). These sound activ­i­ties are for peo­ple of all —includ­ing hear­ing and non-hearing—…

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Task-based Games: Swirl

by Ger­maine Liu

Hel­lo!  My  name is Ger­maine.  I have pre­pared for you some task-based games you can share and play with your friends.  I love task-based games because I feel like I am living…

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Task-based Games: Intro and Keys Chain

by Ger­maine Liu

Hel­lo!  My  name is Ger­maine.  I have pre­pared for you some task-based games you can share and play with your friends.  I love task-based games because I feel like I am living…

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Task-based Games: Take Flight

by Ger­maine Liu

Hel­lo!  My  name is Ger­maine.  I have pre­pared for you some task-based games you can share and play with your friends.  I love task-based games because I feel like I am living…

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Task-based Games: Partner Walk

by Ger­maine Liu

Hel­lo!  My  name is Ger­maine.  I have pre­pared for you some task-based games you can share and play with your friends.  I love task-based games because I feel like I am living…

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Task-based Games: Path

by Ger­maine Liu

Hel­lo!  My  name is Ger­maine.  I have pre­pared for you some task-based games you can share and play with your friends.  I love task-based games because I feel like I am living…

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The Astonishing Jam Sessions with Astonished!

by Chelsea Jones

This entry is a co-writ­ten account of “jam sessions”—an impro­vi­sa­tion­al musi­cal prac­tice based in Regi­na, Saskatchewan that embraces and accounts for rad­i­cal forms of access in son­ic expres­sion with dis­abled and Deaf…

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Matter at your fingertips

by Michel Frigon

Mat­ter at Your Fin­ger­tips Using play­dough, ‘Mat­ter at Your Fin­ger­tips’ is a play­ful ini­ti­a­tion to sound cre­ation. Objec­tive: to make a col­lec­tive com­po­si­tion fea­tur­ing a score made out of play dough. By…

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