CNMN is collaborating with the Research Centre for Music, Sound and Society at Carleton University for two events related to Sustainable Futures.
Listening to the Climate Emergency through The Tar Sands Songbook
Tuesday, March 28, 7 – 9:30 pm, Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper St (paid parking off Lisgar St entrance)
$15 or pay-what-you-can.
What role can listening play in addressing the climate emergency? Violist, composer, ethnomusicologist, and climate activist Tanya Kalmanovitch presents a performance of her documentary theatre piece The Tar Sands Songbook,addressing the complexities of life, culture, and oil-economics in her hometown of Fort McMurray. Through text, ethnographic video, and Tanya’s original music, the work asks us to consider our personal relationships with oil. The performance will be followed by an audience talkback discussion.
On March 29, we’ll bring together members of Ottawa’s diverse music community for a conversation on sustainability. 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?
Participants will include presenters, funding organizations, artists and researchers from and for a broad range of creative music and sound practices and audiences.
Location: Carleton Dominion-Chalmer Centre, 355 Cooper St (paid parking off Lisgar St entrance) Ottawa
Time: 10 am to 12 pm, Wednesday March 29
Please RSVP to Terri Hron at firstname.lastname@example.org