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April Shows, not Showers

This post is the next in the series of suddenlyLISTEN’s email reposts!

Adams, Baroni, Crofts
As easy as 1,2,3…
8pm, Wednesday, April 5, 2017
The Presbyterian Church of St. David
1544 Grafton Street, Halifax
$20 or PWYC, available at the door

Surprise! Here’s a concert that has popped up for you all to enjoy: A mixed bag of new pieces, and new collaborations: Nicola Baroni is an Italian cellist who specializes in improvisation, contemporary music, and […]

By |March 18th, 2017|concert, new music, Norman Adams, suddenlyLISTEN, The Workshop|0 Comments

Norm at CNMN Forum #4

Saturday in Calgary was very interesting. As often happens at these things, some of the addresses missed the mark (for me) and the most interesting discussions happened at the bar or on a break! Luckily I anticipated this, and searched out the people I knew would be relevant and made them eat and drink with me!

The day started with a short session on “Making a living in New Music”. […]

By |January 26th, 2014|new music, suddenlyLISTEN|0 Comments

Norm at CNMN Forum #3

 

Here it is Saturday, and jetlag is working! It allows me to write a little before heading to the 9am first session.

Who is here and who isn’t? Good question. There are lots of composers, some with academic positions. A side note: I always judge people by their clothes….shallow, but outrageously generally indicative of the different communities that exist in this broad swath of the arts. The composers are generally […]

By |January 25th, 2014|new music, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Norm at CNMN Forum 2014 #2

Immediately upon arriving and the beautiful Rozsa Centre, at the University of Calgary, I was ushered up to a table with a line of microphones, where I was to be a panel member for “Orchestral Programming – New Music and The Big Machine”.

What a title! But in the new music world, orchestras are the fat cats. The ones with seemingly limitless budgets who can truly make things happen!

I sat […]

By |January 24th, 2014|new music, Norman Adams, Uncategorized|0 Comments