In 2018 Carmen had a vision for a new music festival in Yellowknife that celebrates contemporary music.
The inaugural Longshadow New Music Festival will be held in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on June 14 - 16, 2019. Held near the summer solstice, when the sun only sets for a short time in Yellowknife, the Longshadow New Music Festival celebrates the music of the 20th and 21st Centuries, in particular the music of Canadians. Carmen Braden’s music company Black Ice Sound will be organizing the festival, with Carmen leading as Artistic Director.
Ideas about improvisation, composition, performance, collaboration, the soundscape, acoustic ecology, field recording will be explored during the Festival. Critical comments and adjudication will be given for the purposes of continuing the musical development of participants.
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