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New Music Edmonton is Edmonton's premier organization for the promotion and presentation of contemporary music and sound art.
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The No Normal Podcast New Music Edmonton

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New Music Edmonton is Edmonton's premier organization for the promotion and presentation of contemporary music and sound art.
Contact us at nmegeneralmanager@gmail.com

    Calm

    Calm

    Listen up / Tendez l’oreille, is the name of this year’s Canadian New Music Network FORUM. Available online, this ten-week celebration of the creative music and sound community features talks, performances and pre-recorded works by dozens of artists. The Canadian New Music Network invited New Music Edmonton to take part by way of a specially-produced episode of The No Normal.

    Entitled Calm, this episode brings together three newly-created works. They will be presented as a complete, uninterrupted set, with just a few moments of ambient sound separating them.

    Matthew Cardinal is the curator of these works. A key figure in our region and beyond, Matthew Cardinal is well known for his solo work, myriad collaborative projects, and photography.
    The works you will hear are:

    Talk -- by Eliza Niemi

    A Sunbeam Reveals Itself -- by Cipayak

    Late Night AM -- by Stefana Fratila

    Links
    https://elizaniemi.bandcamp.com/music
    https://www.instagram.com/eliza.niemi/

    https://www.facebook.com/ghostkeepermusic
    https://ghostkeeper.bandcamp.com/

    https://www.stefanafratila.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/stefanafratila/

    https://www.facebook.com/matthewcardinalsound/
    https://matthewcardinal.bandcamp.com

    https://www.newmusicnetwork.ca/forum/
    https://www.facebook.com/CNMN.RCMN/

    • 39 min
    Episode Ten: The Last One Until The Next One

    Episode Ten: The Last One Until The Next One

    Episode Ten is our final show for this, our inaugural season. It’s been an exciting new adventure for us, and we’ve enjoyed bringing you the voices of dozens of artists alongside lots of new works.

    Episode 10 opens with a discussion between Ian Crutchley and Abram Hindle, noise artist, and the curator of The Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society’s Edmonton Noisefest, online on August 28, 2021.

    For more Information:
    Abram Hindle: https://softwareprocess.es/homepage/index.html and https://www.youtube.com/user/abramh666

    Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society: https://blog.beams.ca

    Edmonton Noisefest: https://www.facebook.com/events/online/edmonton-noisefest-2021/495201488205134/

    To close out this episode, and the first No Normal season, we are very pleased to present a conversation between Piyush Patel and sound artist and photographer Matthew Cardinal, in an in-depth discussion of Matthew Cardinal’s prolific creative work.

    For more information:
    Matthew Cardinal: https://www.facebook.com/matthewcardinalsound/ and https://matthewcardinal.bandcamp.com

    Piyush Patel: https://www.mixcloud.com/piyush-patel6/
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    Thank you to our generous sponsors and funders who make our programming possible: Edmonton Arts Council, SOCAN Foundation, Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC), Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, City of Edmonton, Canadian Heritage, Business / Arts, CJSR 88.5 FM

    This season, we are commissioning art that reflects the issues of our time, and are delivering free digital programming to ensure access for everyone. You can help us out by donating the price of a concert ticket, a festival pass, or a season pass. You can donate through Canada Helps (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/49029) or find more information on our website.

    • 55 min
    Episode Nine: Into The Heat Dome

    Episode Nine: Into The Heat Dome

    In Episode Nine of The No Normal we welcome Suzette Chan, who is joining the interviewing team for the first time, with a focus on Edmonton composer Catherine Bevan. New Music Edmonton commissioned Catherine Bevan through its Edmonton Arts Council-sponsored New Music For The No Normal project. The result is a solo piano work, To the Ends of the Earth.

    The No Normal includes the premiere performance, recorded by Edmonton’s Sahil Chugh at The Yardbird Suite this spring.

    For more Information:
    Catherine Bevan: https://acwc.ca/members/catherine-bevan/
    Sahil Chugh: https://sahilchugh.bandcamp.com
    Suzette Chan: https://suzettechan.wordpress.com

    Part 2 of this episode is a conversation between No Normal co-creator, Caitlin Sian Richards, and audio-visual duo Instant Places. Originally from our region, Laura Kavanaugh and Ian Birse featured in our spring festival, and led some incredible online improv workshops. Included are excerpts from their recent work, Steps Six Through Seven of Many Stars.

    For more information:
    Instant Places: http://instantplaces.ca
    Caitlin Sian Richards: https://caitlinsrichards.wordpress.com/
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    Thank you to our generous sponsors and funders who make our programming possible: Edmonton Arts Council, SOCAN Foundation, Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC), Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, City of Edmonton, Canadian Heritage, Business / Arts, CJSR 88.5 FM

    This season, we are commissioning art that reflects the issues of our time, and are delivering free digital programming to ensure access for everyone. You can help us out by donating the price of a concert ticket, a festival pass, or a season pass. You can donate through Canada Helps (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/49029) or find more information on our website.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode Eight: Solstices and Snoring Dogs

    Episode Eight: Solstices and Snoring Dogs

    Episode Eight of The No Normal begins with an interview with Kate Stashko of Good Women Dance Collective. This month, The Good Women Dance Collective is collaborating with New Music Edmonton on a series of new performances, being live-streamed from June 20 through 28 as The Summer Solstice Series. These will later be available on demand.

    Ian Crutchley spoke to Kate Stashko about that series, and about The Good Women Dance Collective’s history and plans for the next year.

    For more Information:
    Good Women Dance Collective: https://goodwomen.ca
    Summer Solstice Series: NME/ Good Women Summer Solstice Series

    Part 2 of this episode is a conversation with composer Emilie LeBel moved to Edmonton in 2018 and is now teaching at Grant MacEwan University, while also holding the position of Affiliate Composer with The Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Described as “writing music that reflects her intelligence and audaciousness” (Sir Andrew Davis); “restrained and beautifully coherent from beginning to end” (barczablog); and “impressively subtle and sensuous” (ConcertoNet), her work inhabits sonic worlds that are primarily concerned with textural landscapes, resonance, and variances in colour.

    In addition to the conversation, we also include excerpts from three works by the composer.

    For more information:
    Emilie LeBel: https://www.emilielebel.ca
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    Thank you to our generous sponsors and funders who make our programming possible: Edmonton Arts Council, SOCAN Foundation, Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC), Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, City of Edmonton, Canadian Heritage, Business / Arts, CJSR 88.5 FM

    This season, we are commissioning art that reflects the issues of our time, and are delivering free digital programming to ensure access for everyone. You can help us out by donating the price of a concert ticket, a festival pass, or a season pass. You can donate through Canada Helps (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/49029) or find more information on our website.

    • 59 min
    Episode Seven: Craning To See The Cranes

    Episode Seven: Craning To See The Cranes

    Our May 2021 Episode, our seventh includes interviews with oboist Catherine Lee and composer Nico Arnaez.

    Double reeds player Catherine Lee specializes in playing new music, and has
    recorded or performed dozens of new works for oboe, oboe d’amore and English horn. Raised in amiskwaciy/ Edmonton, Lee currently lives and works in Portland Oregon. Her second album, Remote Together, is being released by Vancouver’s Redshift Records this month and includes Lee’s own composition, Silkys, created in collaboration with Juniana Lanning.

    For more Information:
    Catherine Lee: http://www.catherinemlee.com/site
    Juniana Lanning: https://www.junianasounddesign.com/biography
    Redshift Records: https://redshiftrecords.org

    Composer Nico Arnáez, originally from Mendoza region of Argentina, has lived in amiskwaciy/ Edmonton for over a decade. As a composer, sound artist, improviser and collaborative artist he has been involved in an amazing array of projects since moving here. New Music Edmonton has commissioned a new work, Duo I, for soprano and computer, with the assistance of The Edmonton Arts Council.

    Vocalist Jessica Wagner is widely experienced in a range of repertoires, from early music to complex new works for voice and electronics. She is both a teacher and a performer in the amiskwaciy/ Edmonton area, and worked collaboratively with Nico Arnáez during the composition and recording of Duo I.

    For more information:
    Nico Arnáez: http://www.nicolas-arnaez.com
    Jessica Wagner: https://www.jessicawagnermusic.com
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    Thank you to our generous sponsors and funders who make our programming possible: Edmonton Arts Council, SOCAN Foundation, Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC), Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, City of Edmonton, Canadian Heritage, Business / Arts, CJSR 88.5 FM

    This season, we are commissioning art that reflects the issues of our time, and are delivering free digital programming to ensure access for everyone. You can help us out by donating the price of a concert ticket, a festival pass, or a season pass. You can donate through Canada Helps (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/49029) or find more information on our website.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode Six: Spring Sprang!

    Episode Six: Spring Sprang!

    Our March 2021 Episode highlights two artists: Xuan Ye and Cole Dorchester.

    Cole Dorchester is a composer, vocalist, and electronic musician currently pursuing studies in composition at the University of Alberta. Their work runs a wide gamut of styles - focusing on timbre, and delicate interwoven textures. They have studied composition with Scott Smallwood and Nicolás Arnáez, and singing with Lary Benson.

    Dorchester’s new work, Petrichor was recently commissioned by New Music Edmonton for guitarist Marek Orszulik, and is being presented on this program for the first time.

    For more information on Cole Dorchester: https://soundcloud.com/user-247397327

    Currently based in Toronto, and lauded as “one of Canada’s most exciting voices in textural soma” - Xuan Ye is techno-agnostic and genre eclectic. Their live performances and releases have received critical accolades from Bandcamp, Musicworks and Exclaim!, while their installation works have been featured and exhibited internationally.

    New Music Edmonton has commissioned their new audio-visual work - entitled XENOYOGA(((TROLL THE SCROLL))) - which will be available on NME's VIMEO page, while an excerpt from XENOYOGA (I Really Want Some) is included with this episode of The No Normal.

    For more Information on Xuan Ye: https://a.pureapparat.us
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    Thank you to our generous sponsors and funders who make our programming possible: Edmonton Arts Council, SOCAN Foundation, Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC), Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, City of Edmonton, Canadian Heritage, Business / Arts, CJSR 88.5 FM

    This season, we are commissioning art that reflects the issues of our time, and are delivering free digital programming to ensure access for everyone. You can help us out by donating the price of a concert ticket, a festival pass, or a season pass. You can donate through Canada Helps (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/49029) or find more information on our website.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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