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.