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.

Get ready for Longshadow 2020!
October 30-November 1, 2020
Yellowknife NWT, Canada

About Longshadow 2019

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

A brand new festival bringing new music to Yellowknife, NT



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Nia Devetzis - multi-percussionist
Midnight Blue Jazz Band - featured ensemble
Wesley Hardisty - commissioned composer