The Standing Wave Society Presents
Sunday April 21, 2013, 8pm
The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
$22.00 general / $17.00 students & seniors
Tickets through The Cultch box office • tickets.thecultch.com
or call 604.251.1363
For more info call 604.683.8240 or visit standingwave.ca
From week-long rains to Bixi bikes to pot café culture, residents of Vancouver are often made aware of parallels between our city and the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. These connections are especially evident in Vancouver’s musical community. Vansterdam will explore the musical kinship that exists between Vancouver and the Netherlands.
The program will feature brand new works from two of BC’s brightest and best composers, both greatly influenced by the music and culture of the Netherlands. Dutch – born Vancouver composer Edward Top‘s new piece, Pots ‘n Pans Falling, an Acoustic Panel commission, will touch on themes of violence and lost innocence, while Ladner native and graduate of the Netherlands’ Koninklijk Conservatorium, Justin Christensen‘s new work, Critical Distance, draws its inspiration from the films of French New Wave director and enfant terrible Jean-Luc Godard. Putting these two new works in relief, the ensemble will put their stamp on Workers Union, Louis Andriessen’s 1975 classic work for ‘any loud sounding group of instruments’. Internationally celebrated Dutch composer Robin de Raaff will be represented by his gorgeous and popular work Un visage d’emprunt, as will Vancouver’s own enfant terrible John Korsrud, who will contribute a new arrangement of his own piece Two Tastes of the Hague, a tribute to his former teacher Louis Andriessen.
This concert also celebrates the release of Liquid States, Standing Wave’s third CD of commissioned contemporary chamber music featuring works by Jeffrey Ryan, Jocelyn Morlock, Rodney Sharman and Linda Bouchard.
Standing Wave is an ensemble of six exceptional musicians who perform contemporary music with virtuosity and style, cutting across musical landscapes with sharpness, wit and intelligence. The ensemble is equally comfortable performing complex chamber compositions, new music and works with electro-acoustics. Their adventurous programming and dynamic performances combine to capture listeners’ hearts and imaginations, placing Standing Wave at the forefront of Canada’s new music scene.
It’s no cinch to accurately reproduce this dizzying beauty, but Vancouver’s most accomplished contemporary chamber music group did just that, without even breaking a sweat. Alex Varty, The Georgia Straight