Award-winning musician Carmen Braden is a dynamic force in the world of new music, hailing proudly from Yellowknife NWT. Moving smoothly between genres of composing and songwriting, Carmen is recognized as an “acoustic ambassador of the Canadian Subarctic” (Musicworks). Carmen’s work in theatre, dance and film has been performed from Atlin BC to Helsinki, Finland with a special focus on northern themes. Carmen was the original sound-designer + composer for world premiere of The Breathing Hole / Aglu ᐊᒡᓗ in Stratford 2017. She has released three albums to national acclaim, and her contemporary classical compositions are regularly commissioned and performed across Canada.