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  • ASL Interpretation
  • Free Event

August 16, 2021

What Is A̶c̶c̶e̶s̶s̶i̶b̶l̶e̶ Acceptable Music Technology?

Hosted by National AccessArts Centre (NaAC)

The Sled Island Music & Arts Festival and Byta, the platform for sending digital audio files and streams, are proud to announce another in their series of free, online conversations about the changing landscape of music called Tête-à-Têtes. "What is A̶c̶c̶e̶s̶s̶i̶b̶l̶e̶ Acceptable Music Technology?" is presented in partnership with National accessArts Centre.

Join Stefana Fratila of CRIP RAVE Collective (Toronto) and Gift Tshuma & Charles Matthews of Blurring the Boundaries (Montreal) as they offer insights and perspectives on accessible music technology, musical environments, and music culture. Each panelist brings a unique perspective on accessibility within music and will expand on the importance of access-first approaches to instrument, infrastructure, and program design.

From blindspots in dominant norms in music to the need to move accessibility concerns away from last minute add-ons to foundational, practical and wonderful work-shaping considerations, a variety of accessibility concerns will be discussed.


ASL interpretation will be offered for this event.


National AccessArts Centre (NaAC)

8038 Fairmount Drive SE, Calgary, AB, T2H 0Y1, Canada

Phone number: (403) 253-3174

Email: info@ourIAC.ca

The Indefinite Arts Centre is Canada’s oldest and largest disability arts organization, providing artistic training, creation, and exhibition opportunities for people with developmental, physical, and acquired disabilities. Every week, 300+ artists come through our 12,000 square foot multimedia studio and gallery space in Calgary. Working alongside talented instructors, our artists are supported and empowered to experience the entire artistic creation process – from conceptualization to exhibition.