February 23 to February 26, 2011

Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur

100, rue Sherbrooke Est [métro Sherbrooke + autobus 24 Ouest / métro Saint-Laurent + autobus 55 Nord], Montréal, Québec

Info: 514-872-5338


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Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Semaine internationale de musique actuelle in Montréal, the new music community gathers to take stock. Over four days organized by Groupe Le Vivier, managers, performers, composers, educators, and musicologists will host lectures, panel discussions, and forums. An assessment of where we stand and what awaits us.

  • February 23: Pierre Mercure Conference Day

    A presentation from the Centre de musique canadienne au Québec with the Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique)

    • 9amPierre Mercure: a star-shaped career (Mario Gauthier)
    • 10amMercure: Musician Between Arts (Gilles Lapointe, Ray Ellenwood, Jean Boivin, Raymond Gervais)
    • 2pm → Words Analysis (Brian Cherney)
    • 3pm → On Refus Global (George Nicholson, Jacques Drouin, Michel Longtin, Luc Marcel, Marcelle Deschênes)
    • 5:15pm → Concert: H20 Per Severino (Jean Derome, Guy Pelletier)
  • February 24: Evolution of New Musics in Quebec

    A presentation from the Groupe Le Vivier with the Fédération des musiciens éducateurs du Québec

    • 9am → Evolution of New Music Education in Quebec (Fédération des associations de musiciens éducateurs du Québec)
    • 11am → Structural Evolution (Pierre Lapointe)
    • 1:30pm → Esthetic Evolution (Mario Gauthier)
    • 2:30pm → Meeting between creators and performers in major trends (Marie-Thérèse Lefebvre)
    • 4:30pm → Presentation of the Centre d’interprétation des musiques nouvelles du Vivier — Réjean Beaucage (journalist), Louis Dufort (composer)
  • February 25: Perspectives

    A presentation from Groupe Le Vivier

    • 9am → The réseau international des Centres culturels de rencontre (Francis Maréchal, France)
    • 10am → Transforming heritage spaces for music creation (Christine Simonin, France)
    • 11am → Strategic Plan and Actions, round table (Myriam Grondin)
    • 1:30pm → Strategic Plan and Actions, plenary (Myriam Grondin)
    • 9pm → Concert Atlas (Christ Church Cathedral)
  • February 26: Perspectives (suite et fin)

    A presentation from the CNMN

    • 10am → Future of Canadian New Music Network (CNMN) and its Structure in Quebec

Les Rencontres professionnelles "50 ans de création musicale au Québec" have received the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts de Montréal, SOCAN Foundation and Conseil québécois de la musique.

A presentation from Groupe Le Vivier with the Fédération associations des musiciens éducateurs du Québec


* Les frais d’inscription maximums comprennent le dîner sur place les quatre journées et des billets pour certains concerts du festival MNM, ainsi que l’étude sur l’évolution esthétique et structurelle des musiques nouvelles au Québec depuis 50 ans. Tarif à la journée disponible. Réduction de 10% avant le 15 janvier 2011.

Composing in the Present!

The SMCQ has been moving in step with the lively rhythms of new music for almost fifty years. With its regular concert season, its Série hommage (Homage Series), an international festival, and a young listener’s programme, the society has served both as a platform for today’s composers and as a window on creative works for everyone.

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