Deterritorializing the Realm of the New Music – Anoush Moazzeni
Anoush Moazzeni, with the support of the Canadian Music Centre and IFCA (Iranian Female Composers Association), will be performing one-minute pieces (existing/new works, or proposals) composed by West Asian Composers. The theme of this call is: “Deterritorializing the realm of new music”.
Pieces will feature piano & objects + electronics and/or spoken word, poems, and voice.
Contemporary new music aims to liberate formalities and standards in music making. Our aim is to produce a program that contributes to conditions of recognition and representation in the realm of new music and to raise awareness of West Asian cultures and music and, by extension, to explore issues and ideas shaping the identities and experiences of people from the region. We are calling on artists to deterritoralize from the dominant narratives in the new music practice and to open up to new possibilities for music making. We want to hear from artists who bring diverse perspectives on sociality, subjectivity and aesthetics through their music, and are interested in pieces that play with the phenomenology of sounds including the sources, materials, and social/cultural aspects of sound. We invite you to bring your cultural heritage, voices, choices and personal nuances into this project, and are looking for work that is challenging, experimental and engaged in critical discussions that offer new perspectives on contemporary West Asian realities.
TALKING TO EACH OTHER: A COLLECTIVE SOUNDING PROJECT
A multi-media, collaborative research-creation project directed by Simone Lucas, with Access in the Making Lab (AIM) and the Feminist Media Studio (FMS), in partnership with Accessibilize Montreal and Suoni Per Il Popolo. In this project, the FMS, AIM, and our community partners, want to collectively work, tinker and experiment with the frictions and challenges between technologies, access and critical forms of media making.