Surveys

PATHWAYS TO A LIFE IN NEW MUSIC

In 2017 CNMN undertook a survey of the new music community.

The survey investigated the pathways that led people to the practice of new music/sound creation in Canada, and how these pathways may have changed over the past decades. It tested for age, gender, diversity, regional variations, and changes in the importance of different musical knowledge. It identified perceptions and experiences that propelled some people into music/sound creation over other musical occupations.

Why a survey? Properly gathered, objective information lets us uncover realities, find solutions to relevant problems, make unbiased decisions, and makes us stronger representatives.

Preliminary results were presented at ISCM World New Music Days in Vancouver in 2017; watch this site for the release of the detailed paper, with interactive data visualization describing trends and key results.  We welcome you to make use of this resource to help further the work of the Canadian new music community and beyond.