FORUM 2016 Ottawa
New Music and the Mainstream

January 14-17, 2016, in collaboration with the School of Music at the University of Ottawa, the School for Studies in Art and Culture at Carleton University, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

This is CNMN’s seventh FORUM, and each one is a valuable opportunity to connect face to face with people from across this great big land and beyond who believe in the value of the new music experience: artistic directors, performers, improvisers, composers, educators, presenters, researchers, arts administrators, artist managers, producers, publishers, music lovers and more….Everybody is welcome! 

Take advantage of a fascinating mix of panels, presentations, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, open networking & community development sessions and more.  The FORUM is Canada’s premier opportunity for concentrated networking and professional development, and more.

Who is coming? Meet an extraordinary range of guests, here is just a sample:

Pauline Oliveros – Deep Listening (New York)
Henk Heuvelmans – Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht)
Tania Miller – Victoria Symphony (Victoria, BC)
Susanna Eastburn – Sound and Music (London, UK)
Koen Kaptijn – Splendor (Amsterdam)
Alexander Shelley – National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa)
Sonia Stevenson – Lichfield Festival (UK)
Russell Smith – The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Ellen Waterman – Memorial University (St. John’s, NL)
Nicole Lizée – Composer (Montreal)
Jonathan Goldman – Circuit (Montreal)
Jim Hiscott – Groundswell (Winnipeg)
Darcy Spidle – OBEY Convention (Halifax)
And many more!

What exactly will we be doing? Lots! Here’s a little taste:

  • Keynote address by new music pioneer Pauline Oliveros
  • Panels: concerts in the 21st century; new music and popular music; community engagement; cultural contexts; streaming music and new audiences.
  • Other activities: inter-disciplinary and inter-traditional music; multi-genre inclusion/collaboration; the exploded voice; mini portraits.
  • Concerts: National Arts Centre Orchestra; Pauline Oliveros performing with Canadian and international musicians

Take advantage of the Early Bird Rate – register now, and join us for an extraordinary 3 days of musical discovery and professional networking at the University of Ottawa.

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