"We didn't even know about the Canadian National Brass Project (CNBP) until last July, when a tuba-playing colleague tipped us off to its existence. Comprising first chairs from the brass sections of 15 North American orchestras, the all-Canadian CNBP was founded in 2015 and its members get together briefly each summer to give concerts. If you're among the lucky few who have heard a CNBP performance, then you'll already know what we discovered upon hitting play on the group's debut, self-titled album: this is an awesome, mind-blowing ensemble!" - CBC Radio 2
Envisions president and founder Ryhna Thompson is currently travelling with a delegation from the Canadian International Music Association on a business mission to San Francisco, which includes attendance at the San Francisco MusicTech Summit.
Mechanics Of Dominion is perhaps Esmerine's most dynamic and narratively-informed work, tracing an arc through Neo-Classical, Minimalist, Modern Contemporary, Folk, Baroque, Jazz and Rock idioms to invoke lamentation, meditation, resolve, resistance and hope. It is a requiem for our intractably suffering planet and a paean to the inscrutable, essential dignity of indigenous ethics and the natural world, and to modern human frailty and ingenuity.
In a premiere of new work, On Me, commissioned by The Music Center On Location and set entirely to the music of Tim Hecker, Jacob Jonas The Company blends contemporary ballet with breakdance and acrobatics to explore the idiom, “to carry the weight of the world on one’s shoulders.”
Envision Management & Production is seeking a responsible, motivated and enterprising person to manage the principle administrative functions of its artist management & production company, as well as the various other companies and projects overseen by the team. Read more to access the official job posting!
Socalled’s THE SEASON was the big hit of Summer Festival 2014: the anarcho-puppet musical about forest-animal friends and a magical alien was such a success that we had to add extra shows. Now, THE 2ND SEASON will premiere in Kampnagel's International Summer Festival.
Running June 21-23 in Winnipeg through Manitoba Music's Indigenous music development program, the event provides a unique opportunity for artists from the Aboriginal Day Live (ADL) stages across Canada and Indigenous members of Manitoba Music to meet with and learn from a delegation of managers, artistic directors, and media during APTN’s annual ADL event.
Representatives making their way to Winnipeg for one-on-one mentor meetings at Manitoba Music include Billboard’s Canadian correspondent Karen Bliss, Envision Management & Production’s founder and president Ryhna Thompson, Festival du Voyageur’s artistic director Julien Desaulniers, Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall’s media and artist development manager Stephen McGrath, NCI general manager David McLeod, Northern Lights Festival Boréal’s executive/artistic director Max Merrifield, Outloud’s Julien Bidar who works in publishing/sync and copyrights/management, and Winnipeg Folk Festival’s artistic director Chris Frayer.