Save the Date

Exhibit Closing: Coming Together

February 12, 2012 @ 2:00pm
Great Hall, Museum of Anthropology
Vancouver, BC

Three emerging composers from the CMC & Canadian League of Composers Mentorship Program are working with Chor Leoni‘s men’s youth initiative MYVoice, and the BC Girl’s Choir to produce three original compositions inspired by their experience of the exhibition.

A documentary about the process will be screened at the UBC Museum of Anthropology before a public performance at the exhibition closing.

February 12, 2012
2:00 pm

UBC: BrassFest!

February 5, 2012: 9:00am – 6:00pm
6344 Memorial Road
Old Auditorium
Vancouver, BC

Registration: at the door at 9:00 am Sunday, February 5
Admission: General $30; Students $20
Cash or cheques only, made payable to University of British Columbia

A full day day of concerts, workshops and masterclasses featuring guest artists Daniel Perantoni, tuba and Ralph Sauer, trombone.

More than 300 brass enthusiasts, young and old, came out to UBC for the inaugural BrassFest! on a rainy January Sunday in 2011 to fill the Old Auditorium for a day of concerts, workshops and masterclasses. BrassFest! returns with a forecast of sunshine and more of everything brass. Guest artists this year are Daniel Perantoni, a renowned tuba soloist and now Professor at Indiana University and Ralph Sauer, former principal trombonist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

These two heavyweights in the brass world will be featured soloists in concert and give workshops. UBC School of Music faculty members will also be leading workshops and involved in the concerts. Other performance groups are the Vancouver Brass Project, an ensemble with many of Vancouver’s top brass players, the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Little Mountain Brass Band, a community ensemble, as well as chamber groups of UBC School of Music students. BrassFest! is presented by the UBC School of Music and coordinated by Dr. Robert Taylor, Director of Bands at UBC.

Created for Brass players of all ages and levels, BrassFest! invites participants to bring their instruments to play in workshops, get tips from top level musicians, and learn more about their instruments and brass repertoire.


  • Play Along With the Pros
  • Led by VSO musicians and UBC School of Music faculty members
  • Trumpets: Larry Knopp and Alan Matheson
  • French Horns: Benjamin Kinsman and Richard Mingus
  • Trombones: Jeremy Berkman and Gregory Cox
  • Euphoniums and Tubas: Peder Maclellan


  • Hotter Than That: A Short History of the Jazz Trumpet with Alan Matheson


  • Trombone Masterlcass with Ralph Sauer
  • Euphonium and Tuba Masterclass with Daniel Perantoni

Mass Brass Reading Session:

  • for all participants to play together

Brass Resource Centre:

  • featuring equipment and sheet music displays by The Brass Cellar, Cherry Classics, Harrison Mouthpieces, Long & McQuade, Matterhorn Music, Northwest Musical Services, Tom Lee Music, and more!

Full schedule for BrassFest! and biographies of guest artists of Daniel Perantoni and Ralph Sauer are available on the BrassFest! website.

February 5, 2012
9:00 amto6:00 pm

UBC Noon Hour Concerts: Music for clarinet from the last 30 years

February 8, 2012 @ noon
6361 Memorial Road
UBC School of Music
Vancouver, BC

Cris Inguanti clarinet and Corey Hamm piano: Music for clarinet from the last 30 years: 1981 to 2011

Works by Resnaovic, Bermel, Ryan, Sculthorpe and Tower

February 8, 2012
12:00 pm

Composer’s Collective: Michael Park and Friends 3

M. Park & FriendsFebruary 15, 2012 @ 8:00pm
Green college, UBC
6201 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver, BC

The Composers’ Collective invites you to attend the 3rd annual Michael Park and Friends – an evening of solo and chamber music for piano, featuring pianist Michael Park.

Special guests include:

  • Heather Molloy, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Liam Hockley, Clarinet
  • Chantal Lemire, Viola
  • Sarah Kwok, Viola
  • Stefan Hintersteininger, Cello
  • Eileen Padgett, Piano
  • Iman Habibi, Piano

The concert will include:

  • Daniel Marshall’s O, RĂMÂI for soprano, clarinet, and piano
  • Michael Park‘s Compassion & Sacrifice, a dialogue for viola and piano)
  • Paul Lee’s Black Piano Suite: IV. Story of the Muse, Finale for solo piano
  • Ethan Lustig’s Porcupine for soprano, cello and piano.
February 15, 2012
8:00 pm

Songs Unsung: An Evening of Music in Honour of Rumana Monzur

Songs UnsungFebruary 9, 2012 @ 6:30pm
GSS Ballroom & Roy Barnett Recital Hall
UBC School of Music
Vancouver, BC
by donation (recommended $15)
Available: at the door, or at the GSS main office. All proceeds will be donated to the Rumana Monzur fund.

An evening of song in honour of Rumana Monzur. Last summer Rumana was attacked and blinded by her former husband, and since then she has been struggling with the challenges of her new life here in Vancouver. ‘Songs Unsung’ commemorates all victims of violence against women, and honours Rumana’s courage in the face of so much adversity.

The event begins with a reception at 6:30pm in the GSS Ballroom at UBC. A special concert will begin at 8:00pm (doors 7:30pm) in the Roy Barnett Hall, UBC School of Music. This concert will feature performances by the Lungs and Limbs Ensemble, with pieces composed especially for the event by the Composers’ Collective.

February 9, 2012
6:30 pm

Blim and Dan Kibke: Day Glo Mardi Gras

Day Glow Mardi GrasFebruary 25, 2012 @ 8:00pm
115 East Pender Street
Vancouver, BC


Corner plays cosmic improvised music with a pinch of psych and a dash of krautrock.

Ejaculation Death Rattle

EDR is an unholy poisoning of ambient, free-folk and pseudo psychedelic primitivism amid sweeping tides of noise, drone music worship, spastic panning, bent and decayed notes, and assorted digital debris meant to keep everyone off balance.

Day Glo Mardi Gras

Day Glo Mardi Gras is a joint operation between EDR and Corner. The bands and the set will be decorated with day glo paint and there will be a black light for a vibrant experience for viewers who we will hope will come suitably costumed to the event.

For full details, please visit the Blim event, call (604) 872 – 8180 or email

February 25, 2012
8:00 pm

Infrequency Editions: Sounds in a Room 10

February 17, 2012 @ 7:30pm
The Slide Room Gallery
Vancouver Island School of Art
2549 Quadra Street,
Victoria, BC
by donation $1-5

A monthly series focused on the minimalist edges of electroacoustic improvisation and experimentation.

For full details, please visit here.

February 17, 2012
7:30 pm

A Day’s Life: Tony Wilson’s A Day’s Life Band

A Day's Life Band ConcertFebruary 17, 2012 @ 8:00pm
The Ironworks Studios
235 Alexander Street
Vancouver, BC
$15 general / $10 students & seniors

Tony Wilson, hailed as “unquestionably one of the most original guitar stylists on the Canadian scene”, presents music inspired by the plight and lives of the homeless and drug addiction in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. His novella, A Day’s Life, is a fictional account of a day in the life of a crack-addicted musician who lives and busks on the streets of the DTES.

The evening will feature Wilson’s music performed by A Day’s Life Band consisting of some of the finest musicians and improvisers in Canada – JP Carter on trumpet, Jesse Zubot on violin, Peggy Lee on cello, Russell Sholberg on bass and Skye Brooks on drums.

February 17, 2012
8:00 pm

Blim and Paul Elam: Fieldhead, Chris Tenz, and Mongst

February 17, 2012 @ 8:00pm
115 East Pender Street
Vancouver, BC
Tickets: $8-10


Fieldhead produces ambient/electronic music that delights in tape hiss, geography, bleak landscapes and decaying analogue loops. Fieldhead’s live show combines the grainy textures and dusty loops married with brevity and melody to be found in their recorded work with a slow burning sense of purpose and beauty communicated through a mix of electronics and ‘live’ instruments.

Chris Tenz

Chris Tenz’s music tells tales in a whispering voice set against panoramic soundscapes: it’s the music of aimless late night neon wanderings that brings to mind Mt. Eerie/Microphones set in a more desolate place.


Mongst is the solo output of JV Dub (also of Shearing Pinx and Aerosol Constellations). His music is vast, minimal, hugely engaging and a touch unsettling: long drawn out samples blend effortlessly with guitar drones to stunning effect.

For full details, please view the Blim event.

February 17, 2012
8:00 pm

VIVO, Soundscape & Panospria: Quiet City

February 3, 2012 @ 9:00pm
VIVO Media Arts Centre
1965 Main Street
Vancouver, BC

Quiet City is a series of deep-listening concerts in Vancouver, focused on live performances of experimental, electronic and improvised music in a comfortable and intimate setting.

The ninth edition of this series will be featuring performances by:

  • Drainolith (from Montréal)
  • Fieldhead (from Leeds)
  • Leviathans
  • Monarch
  • Nam Shub
  • + Soundscape DJs

Presented by VIVO Media Arts Centre, Soundscape & Panospria

For full details, please visit the Facebook event.

February 3, 2012
9:00 pm