Vancouver New Music prepares to mark 40th anniversary

Vancouver New Music is getting ready to celebrate four decades of bringing contemporary sounds to local ears.

The organization plans to mark the milestone with a year of special programming in 2013-2014 including a 40th-anniversary retrospective festival, concerts, and other events. Details have yet to be announced.

Founded in 1973, Vancouver New Music promotes the work of local, national, and international artists through a variety of activities. The organization produces live performances, commissions new works, presents sound installations, and holds other events.

A private kick-off event for the anniversary celebrations takes place later this month.