Since 1988 Laura Kavanaugh and Ian Birse (aka Instant Places) have been creating audiovisual performances and generative artworks for online platforms and gallery exhibitions throughout the Americas, Europe, Japan, and Australia. They will present a program that combines new visual scores created by the ensemble with the quiet intensity of live music making through electric sound.
Harpist Lori Gemmell presents a program of contemporary music for harp and guests, including works by R. Murray Schafer.
Violist Marlena Pellegrino curates and performs a dynamic program of solo and duo works including an original world premiere for viola and spoken word. She is joined by percussionist Yang Chen and actor and poet Kelsey Rideout.
The ensemble of “contemporary chamber trailblazers” (Boston Globe), Hub New Music makes its Canadian debut. Hub will give Canadian premieres of new works by Daniel Thomas Davis, Jessica Meyer, Angélica Negrón, James Diaz, and Michael Ippolito. Ippolito’s Capriccio rounds out the program and is a three-movement work inspired by the paintings of Hans Hofmann.
Presented by NUMUS as part of their 2022–23 season. Tickets are pay-what-you-can.
Established in 1997, the JUNO nominated Orchid Ensemble is acclaimed as “one of the most adventurous groups uniting Eastern and Western musical traditions” (Georgia Straight). The trio is made up of internationally renowned musicians Lan Tung (Taiwan/Canada) on the erhu/Chinese violin & vocals, Dailin Hsieh (Taiwan/Canada) on the zheng/Chinese zither, and Jonathan Bernard (Canada) on percussion, including the marimba. The ensemble regularly commissions and premieres new compositions. It has embraced a variety of styles in its repertoire, ranging from Taiwanese and Chinese music, World Music, New Music to Creative Improvisation.
This concert is presented by NUMUS as part of their 2022–23 season. Tickets are pay-what-you-can.