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FOUNDED BY A COLLECTIVE OF VANCOUVER MUSICIANS, 1973

Third Coast Percussion. Photo by Barbara Johnston.

From the revival of ancient instruments by two of Japan’s most celebrated musicians, Sumire Yoshihara and Kazue Sawai, to the mesmerizing, synergistic audiovisuals of Michaela Grill, Karl Lemieux, and Philip Jeck, Vancouver New Music’s 2017–18 season is poised to explore a vast sonic territory! This fall, Vancouver welcomes the world as host to ISCM World New Music Days 2017. As part of this celebration, enjoy a concert of new works for string ensemble from an international roster of composers, performed by some of Vancouver’s finest musicians. Immerse yourself in the shimmering sounds of rarely performed pieces by spectral composers Gérard Grisey and Giacinto Scelsi alongside a new commission by emerging Vancouver-based composer Mariah Mennie. Be sure not to miss the first ever Vancouver appearance of Grammy-award winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion. The quartet’s curiosity and eclectic taste have led to a series of unlikely collaborations that have produced exciting new art. VNM offers Vancouverites opportunities for hands-on sound exploration too! Take part in an improvisation workshop with Uri Caine, create a one-page graphic score for the Plastic Acid Orchestra, or go on a Soundwalk to hear the city in a whole new way.

 

GRILL /JECK /LEMIEUX (AUSTRIA /UK /CANADA)
October 7, 2017
The Annex
Sat 8:00pm; Pre-show chat 7:15pm

NEW WORKS FOR STRING ENSEMBLE & VEE
November 13, 2017
The Annex
Fri 7:30pm
ISCM World New Music Days 2017

PARALLEL 01 URI CAINE & ENSEMBLE (USA/CANADA)
November 25, 2017
The Roundhouse
Sat 8:00pm; pre-show talk at 7:15pm

ONE-PAGE SCORE PROJECT WITH PLASTIC ACID ORCHESTRA
January 2018

SPECTRALISM
February 24, 2018
The Annex
Sat 8:00pm; pre-show talk at 7:15pm

SUMIRE YOSHIHARA & KAZUE SAWAI (JAPAN)
March 17, 2018
The Annex
Sat 8:00pm; Pre-show chat 7:15pm

THIRD COAST PERCUSSION (USA)
April 21, 2018
The Annex
Sat 8:00pm; Pre-show chat 7:15pm

FALL & SPRING SOUNDWALKS
See website for dates, times and locations.

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