Glenn Patterson is a multi-instrumentalist and PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at Memorial University (St. John’s, Newfoundland). For the past decade he has worked with the English-speaking minority of the Gaspé Coast to archive and and make use of the musical heritage that community members shared through their personal home recordings made between the late 1950s and the early 2000s. This music has been shared through two blogs and an ethnographic CD co-produced with fiddler and musicologist Laura Risk and the Douglas Community Centre in the eastern Gaspésie. He is currently working with the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) on a Canadian Heritage-supported public ethnomusicology called A Different Tune: Musical Heritage in English-Speaking Quebec.
With the help community partner organizations across the province, this latest project is documenting and sharing the diverse musical cultures of English-speaking Quebecers, both rural and urban, under the guiding notion that participation in our musical cultures is a crucial ingredient in the vitality of our communities