Heidi Ouellette (MB) (2012–16)

“I ful­ly sup­port the mis­sion behind the CNMN and believe in the strength in num­bers found in col­la­bo­ra­tive and co-ope­ra­tive net­works. I am exci­ted and eager to contri­bute to the Cana­dian New Music Network.”

Hei­di Ouel­lette is a Win­ni­peg-based com­po­ser, cura­tor and enthu­sias­tic ins­ti­ga­tor. She is the co-foun­der and Direc­tor of Clus­ter : New Music + Inte­gra­ted Arts Fes­ti­val, an annual fes­ti­val of contem­po­ra­ry sound and art in Win­ni­peg, MB that serves as a plat­form for artists to create, to expe­riment, and to col­la­bo­rate. Hei­di recent­ly became the Exe­cu­tive Direc­tor of Ground­Swell, Win­ni­peg’s pre­miere new music series. An active and pas­sio­nate mem­ber of the local arts and culture scene, she is the Vice-Pre­sident of the Cen­tral Cana­dian Centre for Per­for­mance (CCCP) and has recent­ly contri­bu­ted to núna (now), the Win­ni­peg Folk Fes­ti­val, and the Arts and Cultu­ral Indus­tries Asso­cia­tion of Mani­to­ba (ACI Manitoba).

Inter­es­ted in the concepts of orga­nics, expe­rience and alche­my, her com­po­si­tio­nal work often incor­po­rates recy­cled or bor­ro­wed mate­rial, impro­vi­sa­tion and col­la­bo­ra­tion with other musi­cians and dis­ci­plines. Recent pro­jects include a col­la­bo­ra­tive pre­sen­ta­tion of her cham­ber ope­ra, The Gash­ly­crumb Tinies with Lon­don-based PAZZIA Per­for­mance Col­lec­tive, the pre­miere of In Glo­rious Technicolor/YELLOW com­mis­sio­ned by Eme­ra­do Quar­tet, and a new song cycle, I know where the sum­mer goes, recor­ded for an upco­ming album, Songs of the Red River Val­ley.


[Last update : Sep­tem­ber 10, 2012]