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Aaron Saloman featured on Music, Money, & Life podcast

Sun 23 Jun, 2013 - Member News

Aaron Saloman was recently the featured guest on the podcast "Music, Money, & Life", discussing making a living from "stock music" licensing. You can listen to the interview here

Aaron's also been a regular guest blogger at HowToLicenseYourMusic.com, and you can read his latest blog here

Don't forget ELAN members get a special discount on Aaron's music licensing audio course by using this link: http://www.howtolicenseyourmusic.com/elan.php

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Lukas Grant "Apartment 43" set for release, produced & recorded by ELAN member Aaron Saloman

Sun 23 Jun, 2013 - Member News

Ottawa singer/songwriter Lukas Grant's new album, "Apartment 43", is back from the pressing plant and set to be released on August 16th at Irene's in Ottawa. Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by ELAN member Aaron Saloman, the album features a mix of classic acoustic ballads with lush strings, and some louder indie/garage rock. You can listen and purchase the first single, "Choice", here

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Job Opportunities for the Montreal West Operatic Society's 75th Season

Tue 16 Jul, 2013 - Job Opportunities

The Montreal West Operatic Society, a community theatre group, celebrating its 75th anniversary this season, has opportunities this season for:

Stage Director
Music Director
Rehearsal Pianist/Assistant Music Director

Please submit your resume to: president@mwos.org.
Applicants for Stage Director should be prepared to speak on their concept for this year's production of "La Vie Parisienne" by Jacques Offenbach.

www.mwos.org

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Dance/music group Woo me myth seeking management and grant writing help - paid opportunity

Mon 29 Jul, 2013 - Job Opportunities

Woo me myth is a unique Montreal dance/music group. We have been accepted for residency and performance opportunities for 2014 and are busy preparing our new show. We are looking for a part-time help to pursue new performance opportunities (e.g. dance festivals), apply for production grants, enhance web presence, and press relations.

If you have in experience in any of the above areas and are highly motivated, we are prepared to pay a hourly wage plus bonus for any shows booked or grants received. Please contact Ted at ted@woomemyth.com, and include a resume of your relevant experience.

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Trio Regard Persan & Aditaya Verma//Festival Accès Asie 2014

Start Date: Fri 16 May, 2014
End Date: Fri 16 May, 2014

Artistic Events

Le Festival Accès Asie vous convie à la rencontre inspirante de deux traditions musicales ancestrales, celles de l’Inde et de l’Iran, dans le cadre du concert Golestan. Signifiant « jardin de fleurs » en persan, ce spectacle mettra en scène le trio Regard Persan et le grand joueur de sarod Aditya Verma. Pour un soir seulement, le vendredi 16 mai à 20 h, le Moyse Hall de l’Université McGill sera le théâtre d’un moment unique et vibrant.


25 $ - Réservation / billetterie: (514) 885-5075

Pour plus d'informations : http://accesasie.com/

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Visual Arts Centre School of Art / McClure Gallery Reading

Start Date: Tue 13 May, 2014
End Date: Tue 13 May, 2014

Artistic Events

Visual Arts Centre

School of Art / McClure Gallery Readings

350 Victoria Avenue, Westmount  Tel: 514-488-9558

Founder/ producer Ilona Martonfi Tel: 514-939-4173

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Doors 7:00 pm  Reading 7:30 pm  At the door $5

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Iredea de Woo Me Myth//Festival Accès Asie 2014

Start Date: Sat 03 May, 2014
End Date: Sat 03 May, 2014

Artistic Events

C’est au cœur d’un univers de science-fiction que vous plongera le Festival Accès Asie avec l’opéra-rock dansé Iredea de la compagnie Woo Me Myth. Le samedi le 3 mai à 20 h 30 et le dimanche 4 mai à 19 h 30 (à confirmer), les artistes de performance Jenn Doan, Ted Strauss, Mark Medrano et Maxine Segalowitz se produiront dans la splendide Église du Gesù.


15$ – Billetterie: (514) 861-4036
Pour plus d'informations : http://accesasie.com/

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Grand Opening

Start Date: Fri 02 May, 2014
End Date: Fri 02 May, 2014

Artistic Events

Stirling Arts and Liette Chamberland Photography are pleased to invite you for the celebration of their Grand Opening on Friday, May 2nd, 2014, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm (60 rue Sainte-Anne, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue). Come and meet local artists and listen to upcoming singer/pianist Sarah Rossy and her musicians from the band SHYRE. A great opportunity to discover a new venue for art lovers.

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Collage Tales: Mandalas & Drum Journeys

Thu 10 Apr, 2014 - Workshops

Collage Tales: Mandalas & Drum Journeys

 

For Writers, Artists, Storytellers & Other Creative Leaders

 

An 8-week Art Therapy Workshop for Women

 

Led by Ilona Martonfi

Educator/Poet/Editor

Producer of The Yellow Door

& Visual Arts Centre Readings

Tel (514) 939-4173

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Cocktail d'ouverture//Festival Accès Asie 2014

Start Date: Thu 01 May, 2014
End Date: Thu 01 May, 2014

Artistic Events

Sous le titre Terre d’Asie, dôme de Montréal, le Festival Accès Asie vous convie à célébrer toute la richesse et la créativité du patrimoine asiatique lors de sa 19e édition. Une grande célébration qui mettra en lumière le talent d’artistes d’origine asiatique d’ici à travers un éventail impressionnant de disciplines artistiques et qui se tiendra durant le mois de mai, officiellement déclaré Mois du patrimoine asiatique, en débutant par un cocktail d'ouverture le jeudi 1er mai à partir de 17h au Monument-National (Scène Financière Sun Life).

Entrée Libre - Gratuit
Pour plus d'informations : http://accesasie.com/

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RAW - Natural Born Artists: Multidisciplinary Art Event

Start Date: Sat 26 Apr, 2014
End Date: Sat 26 Apr, 2014

Artistic Events

In August of 2013, an American organization called RAW: Natural Born Artists extended into Canada. They host multi-disciplinary art events on average every two months. Their next show is Saturday April 26th.

The event is open to the public and all artists and art enthusiasts are encouraged to come to the show. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Anyone interested can find the details here: http://rawartists.org/montreal/spectrum 

Artists interested in applying for future shows can find more details here: 
http://rawartists.org/about/what-is-raw

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Montreal English-speaking actors' multicultural imitation extravaganza

Start Date: Sat 26 Apr, 2014
End Date: Sat 26 Apr, 2014

Artistic Events

In the wake of the PQ’s defeat, and in order to add a humerous twist in celebrating Multiculturalism

The Voice Kings - Ken Fernandez & Armand Naftali Montreal-based actors/comedians are holding The Voice Kings Present: Identity Crisis - A Celebration of Poutine, Opera, & the Multicultural Mosaic. Items to be featured INCLUDE:








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Announcing IREDEA - a dance rock opera inspired by Philip K. Dick

Start Date: Tue 15 Apr, 2014
End Date: Thu 31 Jul, 2014

Artistic Events

Futuristic, electric, & evocative.

Watch our project video here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/iredea

IREDEA is a dance rock opera inspired by the writer Philip K. Dick's visions of the future. In the story, the planet is destroyed by an apocalypse. The few remaining faces of humanity are at war with each other to define a new morality. Mysterious characters are at the centre of this struggle. One is an artist in a paralyzed body. Another is brilliant, cold, and manipulative. The third is wise but destitute and desperate.

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12-13 AVRIL : REMIX (DANSE)

Start Date: Sat 12 Apr, 2014
End Date: Sun 13 Apr, 2014

Artistic Events

Re-interpreting, remixing or covering are rhetorical conventions in some performing art forms such as music or theatre where the same raw material can be radically re-shaped by a new director, musician or conductor. What happens if we apply the same principle to dance?

Studio 303's REMIX project presents two original short works by Stéphanie Fromentin and Nancy Gloutnez alongside their remixed versions by Adam Kinner and Sarah Bronsard, respectively. Short discussion with artists will follow.
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STÉPHANIE FROMENTIN REMIXED BY ADAM KINNER
In her piece Tracking Time, Stéphanie Fromentin interacts with the audience and uses its contribution as creation material. It is a journey for both the performer and the spectator, turned collaborator.
Adam Kinner is an interdisciplinary creator whose music, dance and performance works utilize text as a unifying thread. He will remix Stephanie Fromentin's Tracking Time. The mobile subjects - time and presence - lend themselves to be worked with from different angles thereby further fostering the morphing of this work.

NANCY GLOUTNEZ REMIXED BY SARAH BRONSARD
Originally choreographed by Nancy Gloutnez, Les Mioles evolved from deep rhythmic research with four dancers where the public is guided through different ways of listening.
Sarah Bronsard is a choreographer with a strong background in video, visual art and flamenco. Her work has a natural affinity and resonance with Nancy Gloutnez's contemporary gigue practice. Both artists deconstruct and reinterpret traditional rhythmic dance forms and musicality, via radically different mediums and aesthetics.

www.studio303.ca/events/remix/
Samedi 12 avril à 18h et dimanche 13 avril à 16h @ Studio 303
10 $ à 20 $ selon vos moyens - comptant et sur place

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Artist Coaching

Thu 13 Mar, 2014 - Workshops

Artist Coaching Drop-In Sessions
Cost : FREE
Thursdays, 1:30PM-2:30PM: Apr 10, Apr 24

Our artist coach now holds 15 minute drop-in sessions every two weeks, on a Thursday afternoon from 1:30PM-2:30PM. For this service, you are not required to pay a fee to open a file. Appointments are on a first come, first served basis.

One-on-one sessions with a dedicated artists’ coach can be one-time, occasional or on-going in nature, and are intended to help artists define and attain goals based on short and long-term action plans. Guidance and support is offered in the following areas:

• Administration
• Career Development
• Event and Project Planning
• Funding and Fundraising
• Industry Resources and Organizations
• Marketing and Promotional Tools/Strategies

Group Coaching for Artists
Cost : FREE*

Thursday afternoons, 2:30PM – 4:00PM: Apr 10, Apr 24

Hosted and moderated by the YES Artists’ Coach, this informal open coaching block is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and encourages the exchange of ideas, information, resources and strategies between peers working towards careers in the arts and/or in arts-entrepreneurship. Group maximum is 8 participants.

*For this service, participants are required to have opened a client file at YES.

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Wordpress 101

Thu 13 Mar, 2014 - Workshops

Wordpress 101
*ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE*
Wednesday, April 9 : 6:30 PM–8:30 PM

Cost : $20

Once just a humble blogging interface, WordPress has grown into one of the most widely used web publishing and content management platforms in the world. Offering a vast number of tools, templates and plug-ins, WordPress can help you build a highly functional and attractive website and blog. But increasing SEO and traffic to your site, blog and social media platforms also requires strategy and know-how. This workshop will help get you on your way.

Guest speaker: Warren Wilansky, Principal & Founder, Plank Design

Registration: 514-878-9788
Registration online: www.yesmontreal.ca

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE PRIX DE LA RELÈVE – CAISSE DE LA CULTURE

Tue 08 Apr, 2014 - Calls for Submissions

Montreal, April 4, 2014 – The Conseil des arts de Montréal is launching a call for applications for the fourth edition of the Prix de la relève - Caisse de la Culture. This prize is designed to acknowledge the work of young artists or professional organizations that take formative action affecting young artists. The prize comes with $5,000 offered by the Caisse de la Culture and is managed by the Conseil des arts de Montréal. The Prix de la relève - Caisse de la Culture will be awarded on August 28, 2014, during the upcoming event AIR (Arts-Inter-Relève), a major interdisciplinary day of training and networking scheduled to take place at the Cœur des sciences, UQÀM.

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Montreal Infringement Festival 2014

Mon 07 Apr, 2014 - Calls for Submissions

For its 10th anniversary, the Montreal infringement festival is asking you to MAKE SOME NOISE!

Montreal culture is under threat like never before! New laws against “noise” are putting small arts venues at risk with fines in the thousands of dollars! Already several small venues have been targeted and are at risk of going bankrupt. The new mayor has also turned a blind eye to these abuses and has no plan in place to protect Montreal’s culture. A grassroots organization called Save The Plateau has sprung up to challenge the abusive anti-noise laws. The infringement festival supports Save The Plateau and shares the same pro-artist, anti-gentrification objectives.

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Jump-Start Your Art & Artist Grants and Loans Information Session

Thu 13 Mar, 2014 - Workshops

Jump-Start Your Art & Artist Grants and Loans Information Session *ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE*
Thursdays, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost : FREE ($2 for handouts)

Thursday afternoons, 1:30 PM–3:30 PM: Apr 3, Apr 17

Are you an artist seeking to make a living from your creativity and talent, but don’t know how? This orientation session outlines the support services available to artists through YES and other arts organizations, and touches upon key things to consider in building a career or business in the arts.

Topics include: getting to know your industry, marketing/ promotion, governance, developing relationships with key stakeholders, understanding the funding landscape and essential grant-writing tips. After the workshop, there will be the opportunity for a one-on-one consultation session to establish the YES resources that best suit your needs.

The Artists’ Program is open to artists of all ages and artistic disciplines, and offers a range of services to help artists develop the tools, skills and strategies to turn their artistic passion into an economically viable profession. To best meet the diverse and particular needs of our artist clients, this program works closely with our Entrepreneurship and Job Search departments, which offer many workshops and other services pertinent to artists.


If it is your first time visiting YES, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the workshop.

This workshop is also available online. Should you wish to participate in this workshop online, please complete the registration form below. Please note that you do not need to register if you will be attending the workshop at the YES Center.

For more information please call 514-878-9788 or visit us at www.yesmontreal.ca

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Quebec musicians have much to celebrate at the Junos

Wed 02 Apr, 2014 - Spotlight

Several Quebec musicians struck Juno gold this past weekend. In addition to the impressive 25 nominees with hometowns in the province, the winner's list included McGill Jazz alumni Mike Rud, Mike Downes and Christine Jensen, as well as Montreal heroes Arcade Fire and the experimental group Esmerine. 

Read the CBC's story about the winners here.

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