Maud Salvi is the Executive Director of Sled Island. Sled Island host upwards of 250 bands across 30 venues, so as you can imagine it is quite a large under taking. She has been working with Sled Island for the last 5 years and if you ask me has been doing a pretty amazing job. Maud is originally from France but landed in Montreal in 2008 working as the artistic producer for Pop Montreal International Music Festival. Pop Montreal schedules more than 400 bands across 50 venues.
If you think about it, Maud has probably listened to more bands that you will ever listen to in your whole life. I personally cannot think of a better person to judge the submissions to our competition. Maud is one of the most resilient arts managers you will ever meet. Her first year as Executive Director of Sled was 2013, the year of the floods in Calgary. She was not only able to manager a worst-case scenario situation but also have the festival continue to run in 2014 without change and it has been going strong ever since.
Maud has a great ear, I can’t wait to hear her insights on all the submissions. Her experience in producing alternative festivals will be just the insight we will need to find the next Arcade fire. Maud is as hard working as they come but is also laid back and knows how to have fun, the perfect fit for BRR really. We are very excited to have Maud on our panel and as an honorary member of Bent River.