Marc-Olivier Lamontagne (QC) (2016–2017)

I’m very exci­ted to join the CNMN/RCMN board and hope to help this unique and most impor­tant orga­ni­za­tion to flou­rish even more. I believe buil­ding bridges and encou­ra­ging pol­li­na­tion bet­ween pro­vinces, regions, cities, and across Cana­da is one of the most impor­tant chal­lenges towards buil­ding a cultu­ral envi­ron­ment that faci­li­tates the free move­ment of crea­tors and pro­jects and that enables com­mu­ni­ties to wit­ness, appre­ciate and par­ti­ci­pate in the cele­bra­tion of the cultu­ral dif­fe­rences and simi­la­ri­ties that define our nations. As a board mem­ber, I intend to help streng­then the net­work. I also hope to bring a francophone/Québécois pers­pec­tive to our work.   

Marc-Oli­vier Lamon­tagne is a Cana­dian gui­ta­rist who spe­cia­lizes in contem­po­ra­ry music per­for­mance for clas­si­cal and elec­tric gui­tar. He per­forms regu­lar­ly with the Nou­vel Ensemble Moderne and Bra­dy­works and has col­la­bo­ra­ted with many new music orga­ni­za­tions such as the Qua­tuor Boz­zi­ni, ECM+, Qua­sar, Orchestre 21, The Music Gal­le­ry, Para­mi­ra­bo, Pro­jec­tions libé­rantes and Chants Libres. He is the foun­der and artis­tic direc­tor of Ensemble Punc­tum (spe­cia­li­zing in music for plu­cked ins­tru­ments) and Ciao Rhi­no (a quar­tet of mixed music) and was a foun­ding mem­ber of Ensemble La Machine. Bet­ween 2012 and 2014, he was the artis­tic direc­tor of the Otta­wa New Music Crea­tors and since 2015 he has been the artis­tic direc­tor of Codes d’accès, a pro­duc­tion orga­ni­za­tion for emer­ging new music.