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Message, medium and movement: Choreographer Vanessa Goodman talks Wells Hill

Seeking to fuse the intellectual insights of 20th century scholars Marshall McLuhan and Glenn Gould into her work, Vanessa Goodman created Wells Hill to be a thought-provoking and resurgent piece that is bringing communicative theory to the stage. In a supportive partnership with DanceHouse, Goodman has breathed life into this work over the past few years. As a dancer/choreographer with a multiplicity ... Read More »

The Playwright — Marcus Youssef

THE PLAYWRIGHT: MARCUS YOUSSEF “At the centre of all my plays is a question about difference.” Montreal-born Marcus Youssef wears multiple hats: playwright, actor, artistic director, educator, and political activist. He’s a frequent performer in the plays he authors, many co-produced by Neworld Theatre, which he’s run since 2005. Given his belief that “The minute politics are absent, you aren’t living ... Read More »

The Composer — Jocelyn Morlock

THE COMPOSER: JOCELYN MORLOCK “I’m not taking away the cellos for electric guitars.” “I wanted to be a scuba diver, an astronaut, some- thing adventurous,” says Jocelyn Morlock of her childhood in Winnipeg. She might have dreamed of becoming a renowned, award-winning composer had she realized the career path was available to her, centuries after powdered wigs were in vogue. ... Read More »

ISCM2017: A Letter from Artslandia Ambassador Bramwell Tovey

It has been a long time coming, but they are finally here! The ISCM World New Music Days 2017 are about to take flight in Vancouver. The International Society for Contemporary Music is a global network of organizations and individual members from some fifty countries. It was founded in 1922 as a contemporary offshoot of the famed Salzburg Festival, its ... Read More »

ISCM World New Music Days Come to Vancouver

As far as contemporary music is concerned, it’s the Olympics and the World Cup rolled into one. The International Society for Contemporary Music’s annual “World New Music Days” comes to Vancouver for a hectic week November 2-8, with monumental implications for Vancouver performers, ensembles, and fans of new music. The ISCM goes back to 1922 when a multi-national group devoted ... Read More »