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The Space Between II – McGill

January 25 - January 27




This event will be held through a partnership with the Québec chapter of the Percussive Arts Society Jan 25-26. The Québec Day of Percussion will take place January 27th (info for that event can be found at

A unique opportunity to advance the percussive arts across Canada

The Canadian Percussion Network connects percussionists across the country interested in building bridges between percussion research and performance. We hosted our first in-person event at McMaster in April of 2022, in conjunction with the Ontario Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. Titled The Space Between, that event brought together dozens of percussionists from five provinces as well as several from the US.

We are pleased to present our next in-person event, The Space Between 2024 at McGill University (QC) on January 25-27, 2024. Similar to our previous gathering, this event will feature lectures, demonstrations, performances, and research posters. Organized in collaboration with the Quebec Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society/Day of Percussion 2024, this event is open to all percussionists from Canada and abroad. Thanks to a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant (PDG), this event will be free of charge to all participants. The Space Between 2024 will bring together perspectives from both research-creation (i.e., new works for percussion, different approaches to performance) and percussion-focused research (i.e., examining percussionists’ gestures, analyzing percussion acoustics). We aim to explore the “space between” these typically siloed efforts, to build new connections and benefit from a wider range of perspectives and expertise related to the ever-growing world of percussion.

Featured Presenters


With presentations from CPN Board members:

First time visiting Montreal? Tips for first time travellers can be found here.

Hotel information (2 discount rates available)

The sponsor of the Quebec Percussive Arts Society (QC-PAS), L’Appartment Hotel  is graciously offering special rates to The Space Between and QC Day of Percussion participants. Rates are valid until  January 2, 2024.  

To book: call the hotel directly and mention the group name: “QC Day of Percussion” or the group number: 387179, at the start of the booking process to benefit from the rates below:

Hôtel le Cantlie Suites is also providing the McGill Guest rate (non-CORP) for conference attendants participants should contact the Front Desk directly by phone: (514) 842-2000 to make their reservation.


Contact Please feel free to contact Fabrice Marandola ( and/or Michael Schutz ( with any questions regarding the conference.




January 25
January 27
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Fabrice Marandola
Michael Schutz
Shawn Mativetsky
Kristie Ibrahim


McGill School of Music
555 Sherbrooke St W
Montreal, Quebec Canada
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