Le Vivier is without a doubt the most important initiative yet devised to build the new music community in Québec. Le Vivier is a specialized consortium of 33 organizations and ensembles working in the fields of contemporary music, electroacoustic music, musique actuelle, improvised music, lyric music, noise music, and multidisciplinary and digital music. It includes artists working with invented instruments, young emerging artists, 50-year old institutions, artistic directors, composers, soloists, and musicians. Our goal is to create a unique new music crossroads in Montréal. Le Vivier includes concert halls, rehearsal rooms, an interpretation centre, artist residencies, a production and promotion cooperative, and more. Le Vivier is designed to cover the whole discipline of new music, to catalyze the scene so as to build new bridges between these artists and their audiences.
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//)
The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//) is an annual, international festival of contemporary and new music, taking place over 10 days and consisting of approximately 50 events with a related Learning and Participation programme devised and implemented to reflect the artistic programme and respond to regional need. hcmf// aims to provide life-changing and unique artistic experiences to as wide an audience as possible; to be an international platform for new music and related contemporary art forms in Britain; to enthuse existing audiences and draw in new ones through adventurous programming and informed, stylish presentation; and to be an active cultural partner within the region.
The G((o))ng Tomorrow annual festival (earlier called Wundergrund festival) in Copenhagen was founded in 2006 and is dedicated to presenting sound art, experimental and contemporary music across genres. The festival season is split in two: A concert series in Copenhagen during the year in collaboration with other festivals and presenters across art forms under the umbrella “Wundergrund on Tour” — and a 10 day festival period from late October-early November. Thorbjørn Tønder Hansen, artistic director and director of SNYK — the Danish national centre for contemporary, experimental music and sound art.
The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts presents 15-20 concerts per September-May REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney / CalArts Theater) season. Concerts represent the music the School offers, including new music, baroque, jazz, world musics, electroacoustic, multi-media, and rock. Most visiting artists have a residency period at the School. Programming strives for a balance among: local ensembles; School-generated projects, which usually include visiting artists, unique performances, and LA premieres; and touring artists. Touring artists promote their work to the curating committee and are also engaged through collaboration with other US presenting organizations. REDCAT also presents contemporary theater, dance, film/video, and spoken-word events.