Al Mattes received a BA from the University of Manitoba (1964), and a BFA from York University (1975). He was the managing director of the Association of Non-Profit Artist-Run Centres (ANNPAC) from 1977-81. With CCMC cohort Peter Anson, Al Mattes founded the Music Gallery in Toronto, and was its executive and artistic director from 1975-87. He was also the artistic director of the Inter-Arts department of the Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta. A founding member of the CEC, he was a member of the CEC’s Board of Directors from 1990-89, serving as President from 1994-97. Mattes was pivotal in the making of the CEC’s Journées Électro Radio Days festival, in December 1993. JERD was the first nationwide non-profit community-based radio festival, and linked Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver by broad band-width telephone lines, and involved live-to-air performances and interactive ea/cm. Since 2000 he is Patron of the CEC.
[Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC), 2008]
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