Presented by Carmen Braden with Black Ice Sound, this new festival focuses on contemporary music that makes a bold statement in today’s musical soundscape.
The first Longshadow New Music Festival has happened! From June 14-16 2019 in Yellowknife Northwest Territories, a celebration of music from the 20th and 21st Centuries. Click HERE for viewing the artists, activities, and seeing photos and videos from three days of workshops, concerts and soundwalks.
So many thanks are needed to give for making this first Festival a success:
For opening your ears to this Festival: all the audience members!
For your wonderful musicality and your commitment to playing contemporary mjusic: performers Nia Devetzis, the Midnight Blue Big Band, Andrea Bettger
For writing such a wonderful, joyful new piece for the first Longshadow commission: Wesley Hardisty
For amazing technical work that touched on pure artistry: Peter Skinner, Cory Chibry, Jeff Pitre, Martin Emslander, Maddy Skinner, Ollie Williams
For local hosting of our visiting musicians: Judy Murdock, Karen Johnson and Dave
For promotional and broadcast: CBC - Loren McGinnis, Cory Chibry, Peter Sheldon. Cabin Radio - Ollie Williams, AJ Goodwin, Adam Vivian, Jesse Wheeler
For City support: City of Yellowknife
Soundwalk support: NWT Recreation and Parks Association
For venue and instrument contributions: the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, Sir John Franklin High School (Peter Curran, Susan Shantora), Music Space, Sean Robson and Azure Degrow
Volunteers: Elaine Look, Rob Warburton, Joanne Stassen, Jason Carrie, Minnie Joldersma, Kienan Ashton, Mary Kelly
Supporters: Randy and Naya Henderson, Beverley Rockwell, Ardith Dean, Tomiko Robson, Darha Philpot, Karen Johnson,
School outreach: Weledeh Elementary School (Kara Cherland), St. Joe’s Elementary School (Stephen Richardson)
National support: Canadian Music Centre
Personal thanks: Eli Purchase, Teagan Braden, Val and Bill Braden, 49a Ave neighbourhood, and the loon, mosquitos and muskrat for joining the Midnight Sun Soundwalk