New Music Edmonton 2023-24 Events

The No Normal Podcast 

Once again, the core of our 2023/24 season will be our monthly hour-long podcast The No Normal! Co-produced by NME Artistic Director Ian Crutchley and local radio veteran, Oskar Zybart, each episode will introduce listeners to interviews and music from sound artists from Edmonton and abroad. The No Normal podcast will also include stories, conversations with friends, local organizations, and much more! You can listen to The No Normal on Soundcloud or subscribe via your favourite podcast service.

Shumaila Hemani and the Sufi Ensemble

September 3, 2023. 2 PM at Co*Lab (9641 102A Ave)
Join us for our 2023-24 season opener to hear one of Alberta’s most renowned artists! Shumaila Hemani presents a live performance of her extraordinary work, Mannat performed by Shumaila Hemani, James Watson (Violin), and Sujeev Chohan (Tabla). Tickets $10-$20. Now Hear This Festival 2023 festival passes will be honoured at this event.

UltraViolet Ensemble

Saturday, November 25, 2023, 7:30 PM, Betty Andrews Recital Hall, MacEwan University.

FREE EVENT! Virtuoso new music ensemble UltraViolet premieres four new works by Emilie LeBel, Emilie LeBel, Nicolás Arnáez, Rio Houle, and Sointu Aalto. The program also features Shadowgraph 5 by American legend George Lewis.

India Gailey concerts and workshop

New Music Edmonton is welcoming cellist India Gailey, recently named by CBC as one of “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30″ for several free and ticketed events January 25 and January 27, 2024

Thursday January 25 11AMfree workshop for composers and performers  Room 11-363 of Allard Hall (11110 104 Avenue NW, MacEwan University).

Thursday, January 25, 7:30 PM: improvisation concert with India Gailey, cello; Caitlin Sian Richards, viola; Biboye Onanuga, percussion. Harcourt House 3rd floor (10215 – 112 St, Edmonton, AB) Tickets $20/$15.

Saturday, January 27, 2024  7:30 PM, Betty Andrews Recital Hall, MacEwan University. Recital of works for cello and electronics by Shea Iles, Fjóla Evans, Joseph Glaser, Thanya Iyer, Nicole Lizée, Julia Mermelstein, Andrew Noseworthy, Sarah Rossy, and India Gailey. Free admission.

Pigeon Breeders with Not the Music

Thursday, March 21, 2024, 7:30 PM, at Co*Lab. Tickets $25/20.

Join us for an amazing night of sonic exploration as local improvisors Pigeon Breeders join forces with visiting artists Not the Music from Montreal! Various combinations of guitars, electronics, ebass, soprano sax and bass clarinet take shape to form movements along each sonic journey.

Now Hear This 2024 – New Music Edmonton

New Music Edmonton’s annual Now Hear This festival comes to town June 6 through 15! 

Many of the artists this year will be making their New Music Edmonton début, but we also have some old friends performing with us, live, for the first time in a long time. There is no other festival quite like Now Hear This, bringing together cutting edge, world premiere classical works, spectacular electronic music, dance, video, durational performance art, and more!

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