John Korsrud has been honoured with the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for Music. Whether it’s the 18-piece Hard Rubber Orchestra, the 14-piece Drum and Light Orchestra, the 20-piece Goma Dura, one of his many commissioned compositions, film scores, genre-hopping work as a trumpet player, or as an instructor at VCC; this award celebrates [...]
Cellist Peggy Lee resides in Vancouver where she performs in a range of ensembles including the Vancouver Opera Orchestra , the string quartet Microcosmos, and the new music ensemble Standing Wave . As an improvisor, she has ongoing collaborations with Tony Wilson, Ron Samworth, Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz , Dylan van der Schyff, and [...]
A New Commission for Standing Wave in honour of Tom Cone.
Make your voice heard! Support this exciting new venture to build a music venue in Vancouver by filling out the survey and connecting with us through social networking! Let us know what you need in a space to enjoy music! We hope the coalition will grow as the shared needs of the community, [...]
Presenting The Point of It All, a new recording from the rich creative collaboration between Talking Pictures, singer-pianist Robin Holcomb, and keyboardist Wayne Horvitz. Together they create a musical tapestry weaving free improvisation with lyrical compositions.
We’re pleased to announce that Birds of Paradox’s new self-titled cd has been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award in the category of Instrumental Recording of the Year. The WCMA’s will be held in Kelowna, BC this year October 21-24. You can find more about the conference & awards show here. There’s been a [...]
Birds of Paradox Debut self-titled album, released in spring 2010. Birds of Paradox was formed in 2007 to explore the fusion of composition and improvisation, incorporating three very distinct voices and cultural backgrounds into a creative whole. The trio synthesizes elements of jazz and improvised music, traditional Chinese, Western and Indian music into a collective [...]