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eFlash! 2010-12

2010 AGM — Annual General Meeting /
AGA 2010 — Assemblée générale annuelle

Thursday, 9 December 2010, 10 a.m. / Jeudi, le 9 décembre 2010, 10:00
1450, rue Guy — MB-8-245
Concordia University, Molson School of Business

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President’s Report

In a general way, I would say that 2009 to 2010 was a stable year for the Canadian Electroacoustic Community. We continued our flagship projects and made minor tweaks and improvements to them, here or there. So I’ll speak about some of these things.

JTTP — Jeu de temps / Times Play

We had the 2010 Jeu de temps / Times Play competition and this year this was done in collaboration with the Australasian Computer Music Association (ACMA). That was a successful collaboration, which may well result in the production of a special Cache double-CD, pending the availability of funding. And of course, this is not the first time we have done this, but it doesn’t hurt to do it again: our congratulations go out to all who participated in this year’s competition, both the Canadian partition thereof and the Australasian part. And also our thanks go out to the many jurors and donors around the world who help make JTTP the gold standard in projects to support young and emerging artists. A very diverse and large pool of donors and an especially diverse and large pool of jurors.


eContact! saw the publication of four issues: eContact! 12.1 presented the submissions and results of the 2009 JTTP competition; eContact! 12.2 assembled a large variety of new and republished interviews with electroacoustic artists and researchers in various places; eContact! 12.3 dealt with the instrument as interface; and eContact! 12.4 covered perspectives on the electroacoustic work.

Membership and New Members

Moving on to discussing membership, of course we thank all of our members and supporters. Joining the CEC as a member is the most basic and essential way that someone can support the community around electroacoustics in Canada. And we certainly encourage our members and supporters to recruit further members and supporters. And this is very easy to do, all you have to do is forward their contact information to jef@econtact.ca, and you can let them know that if they join now — right now! — they’ll receive a free copy of some recent CD.

Membership dues are important because they allow the CEC to succeed in its projects and they allow us to leverage larger funds provided by our sponsors and public granting agencies.

CEC Board of Directors

To talk briefly about the composition of the Board, I currently continuing to serve as the President, and my current term is set to end in Summer 2011. The Vice President is Laurie Radford, currently located in Calgary. The Secretary is Jean Routhier, currently located in Vancouver. The Treasurer, on my left at this very moment, is Montréal’s Eldad Tsabary, and we also have Members-at-Large Shawn Pinchbeck, in Edmonton, and Katharine Norman, dividing her time between Canada and the UK.


The final component of this President’s Report is to talk about funding. We received funding for Cache 2009 from the Canada Council as we speak the CDs are being manufactured; members can expect to receive those in their mailboxes in January 2011.

Our financial situation is very stable, with funding from the SOCAN Foundation and the Canada Council both at steady or slightly increasing levels over the past few years. The Canada Council has confirmed its support for eContact! for 2010–11, that will be issues 13.1 through 13.4. And Core Funding for 2011 from the SOCAN Foundation was recently confirmed.

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