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GETTING OUT THERE: The Keys to Artistic Self-Promotion

GETTING OUT THERE: The Keys to Artistic Self-Promotion

3pm – 4:30pm, Friday, May 4th, 2012
CMC BC Creative Hub – 837 Davie St, Vancouver
Admission: FREE!

The Canadian Music Centre British Columbia Region (CMC ‐ BC) and the Canadian League of Composers (CLC) are pleased to present the next installment of our Emerging Composers Information Series: a workshop on successful self-promotion and networking with Music on Main’s David Pay. This informative and interactive ‘Promotion and Networking 101’ will teach composers and performers how to become comfortable promoting their work, as well as how to be genuine and effective while networking.

David Pay is Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Music on Main, a concert series dedicated to building community through a refreshing concept of concert going: shorter concerts, a bar before and after performances, and casual, stimulating environments. Since 2006, the series has produced more than 135 classical, new and genre-bending music events with over 300 musicians and nearly 40 world premieres. The UK’s Gramophone Magazine writes that Music on Main “provides western Canada with one of the finest windows onto the post-classical scene.”

As an independent arts consultant specializing in strategic planning, marketing and producing, David has worked with leading arts organizations, musicians and video artists. In the fall of 2010, he was appointed faculty at Capilano University’s Arts & Entertainment Management Department and served as Associate Director, Fall & Winter Music Programs at The Banff Centre.

We invite you to join us at the CMC BC Creative Hub for this engaging workshop on the ins and outs of promoting and networking as a composer or performer. Everyone is welcome to attend!

May 4, 2012
3:00 pmto4:30 pm
3:00 pmto4:30 pm

Trimpin & MISTIC: New Music Installation — Trimpin:(CanonX+4:33=100)

Open for viewing: March 16 to April 28, Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5:00 p.m. Opening: Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Artist Talk: Saturday, March 17, at 2:00 p.m. MISTIC Concert: Friday, April 27, at 8:00 p.m.
New Music Installation — Trimpin:(CanonX+4:33=100)
Open Space
510 Fort Street
Victoria, BC
MISTIC Tickets: General $15; Members, Students, Seniors $10
See for workshop and demonstration dates and times.

Internationally celebrated sound sculptor/composer/inventor Trimpin extends his ongoing exploration of sound, vision, and movement in this newly commissioned interactive installation at Open Space. The exhibition opens on Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. and is followed by an artist talk on Saturday, March 17, at 2:00 p.m. The exhibition will wrap up with a concert by MISTIC, performing on the installation on Friday, April 27, at 8:00 p.m.

In (CanonX+4:33=100), a new work, Trimpin acknowledges the 2012 celebrations of two significant and influential 20th century composers, John Cage and Conlon Nancarrow. Combining ancient concepts and methods with the latest in digital technology, Trimpin gives new life to an array of abandoned pianos by constructing visually dynamic and aurally stunning acoustic sculptures and automatons out of their carcasses. Believing in our capacity to experience sound visually, Trimpin accentuates this concept with the use of video cameras and sensors to translate colour into gestures that activate the instruments.

In collaboration with Dr. Andrew Schloss and students from the University of Victoria, a team of emerging sound engineers and musicians join forces with Trimpin in constructing and installing the installation, while developing unique methodologies for activating and “performing” the installation as an enormous musical instrument. The culmination of their efforts will be revealed in the MISTIC concert on April 27.

Trimpin is one of the most stimulating and inventive forces in music today; his installation will skew your everyday assumptions about sound and technology and engage your senses of perception, surprise, and joy in an extraordinary and intricate audio-visual experience unlike any other. For more information on Trimpin, see the recently released documentary entitled TRIMPIN: the sound of invention.

Born in Germany, Trimpin moved to Seattle in 1979, where he has worked as an independent researcher and experimenter in musical, acoustical, and sound sculpture design. Referred to as “one of the awesome musical geniuses of the early 21st century,” Trimpin has received both a MacArthur Genius Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship for his creative investigations of acoustic music in spatial relationship. In 2006 the New Yorker magazine profiled Trimpin in a feature article, and local press has hailed him as “a composer/sound artist/engineer/god.” Trimpin has appeared around the globe with performances, exhibitions, and sound installations and has been the subject of a full-length documentary film, as well as a Marquand Books publication titled Trimpin: Contraptions for Art and Sound.
Trimpin’s project in Victoria has been sponsored by NSERC/Canada Council New Media Initiative grant, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, SOCAN, the CRD, and Open Space’s self-generated revenue.



(CanonX+4:33=100), the innovative and quirky sound installation by Seattle-based sound sculptor and inventor, Trimpin, was not only intended to be heard, but “played.” Since the installation opened in March at Open Space, the members of MISTIC (Music Intelligence and Sound Technology Interdisciplinary Collective) have been composing new works specifically for Trimpin’s robotic pianos. Using MIDI-enabled instruments and computers, each composer has developed a unique approach to “performing” the installation as an enormous musical instrument.

A culmination of their weekly workshop sessions, UVic School of Music faculty Andrew Schloss, students from the University of Victoria, as well as local composers, will present their works, which will simultaneously have their first and final performances, on Friday, April 27 at 8pm.

One of the most stimulating and inventive forces in music today, Trimpin’s installation will skew your everyday assumptions about sound and technology. Marking the centenary of influential composers John Cage and Conlon Nancarrow, (CanonX+4:33=100) redefines the prepared piano with the construction of robotic instruments out of piano carcasses. Triggered by a colourful wall mural, a visual sensor controlled by a joystick translates colours into gestures activating the instruments.

The last day to experience Trimpin’s installation is on Saturday, April 28. Afterwards, the pianos will be disassembled and the parts repurposed. Original Trimpin prints are available at $100 plus tax.

April 17, 2012 1:00 amtoApril 27, 2012 8:00 pm

Jane Coop & Friends: A fond farewell to UBC

May 26, 2012 @ 4:00pm
Barnett Hall
6361 Memorial Road
UBC Campus
Vancouver, BC
Tickets: $30 for adults; $20 seniors; $15 students
Available: at the door, or in advance at the UBC School of Music (M-F 9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

As her final concert at UBC as a full-time faculty member, Jane Coop invites musical friends and colleagues to perform with her in works by Chopin, Brahms, Ravel and Fauré on Saturday May 26, at 4:00 pm in Barnett Hall. Jane Coop, Distinguished University Scholar at UBC, and faculty member of the UBC School of Music since 1980, is leaving UBC to embrace her performing career full-time. A concert with friends and longtime colleagues marks this end of her academic teaching career.  

“After having devoted 32 years to teaching at the School of Music, in which I have gained tremendous personal satisfaction, I look forward to resuming my life as a full-time concert pianist.  I’ll certainly miss the students, my wonderful faculty colleagues and being part of the larger environment that such a great university offers.  I’m grateful for having been given the opportunity to grow and to learn here at UBC.”  ~ Jane Coop

The Artists:

Jane Coop, Robert Silverman and Terence Dawson, piano

Lucy Chapman, violin; Doris Lederer, viola; Antonio Lysy, cello

The Music:

Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Op. 61

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56b (Coop & Silverman)

Ravel: La Valse (Coop & Dawson)

Fauré: Quartet No. 2 for piano and strings in G minor (Chapman, Lederer, Lysy, Coop)

Jane Coop has invited musicians representing various stages and aspects of her career to perform with her. Robert Silverman was a senior member of the Keyboard Division when she first came to UBC, while present faculty member Terence Dawson was one of her first graduate students. Lucy Chapman and Doris Lederer are fellow artists at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine, where Jane has performed and taught at for many summers.  Antonio Lysy and Jane Coop have been chamber music partners in recent years performing the complete Beethoven cello/piano sonatas in the US, Canada, Italy and France.

About Jane Coop:

One of Canada’s most prominent and distinguished artists, Jane Coop was born in Saint John, New Brunswick and grew up in Calgary, Alberta. At the age of nineteen she won First Prize in the CBC’s national radio competition (the Young Performers Competition), and this along with prizes at New York’s Kosziusko Foundation Competition and the Washington International Competition, launched her career and led to early invitations to debut at Wigmore Hall in London England and Carnegie Recital Hall (now called Weill Hall) in New York. Her career has led her to perform in over twenty countries as a recital soloist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. Her fifteen recordings have been heard on the CBC, NPR, BBC, RTHK (Hong Kong) and KRO (Netherlands) Radio networks. 

An extended biography and discography is available at

May 26, 2012
4:00 pm

Lisa Cay Miller’s Q with guest Jesse Zubot

April 26, 2012 @ 9:30pm – 12:30am
El Barrio
2270 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

This isn’t the official CD release, consider it a sneak preview!

The band is going on tour in europe in may, and we’ll start it off with a concert at el barrio on the 26th. Hope you can make it. i’m thrilled to play with these great musicians

btw, El Barrio has the best tortilla soup i’ve ever had!

jesse zubot – violin
lisa cay miller – piano
steve smith – bass
dylan van der schyff – drums

April 26, 2012
9:30 pm

Duo Verdejo: Canadian Music for Viola & Guitar

May 26, 2012 @ 8:00pm
BC Creative Hub
Canadian Music Centre — BC Region
837 Davie Street
Vancouver, B.C.
Admission: $10 at the door

Duo Verdejo are a viola & guitar duo known for their exciting, innovative recitals and their effortless musical connection. Raised in a musical family, Adrian and Meghan have played together from a young age. They have performed much of the repertoire for viola & guitar and have premiered and commissioned several new pieces. This recital features music by composers Murray Adaskin, John Gordon Armstrong, Aris Carastathis, Denis Poliquin and Elliot Vaughan.

May 26, 2012
8:00 pm

CLC: Sokolovic Lecture

May 19, 2012 @ 1:00pm-3:00pm
BC Creative Hub
CMC BC Region
837 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC

Internationally renowned composer Ana Sokolovic speaks about her music, which will be featured that evening by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. For more details on the performance, Sentimental Geometry, visit the VSO website.

Free admission to the lecture

More detail at the CLC website

May 19, 2012
1:00 pm

Piano Pinnacle: Across the Continents

May 19, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Place de Arts
1120 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, BC
$20 general; $10 student/seniors
Available: online

East meets West in a piano duo recital presented by Piano Pinnacle, featuring composers spanning all the way from Japan, to Russia, and back to Canada.

Ruyard Kipling once wrote: “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.” In the programme for May 19th, Piano Pinnacle merges the boundaries of East and West through magnificent works of art. The programme will preview the repertoire which they will perform in Paris, France, the following month, and includes pieces by Arensky, Infante, Lutosławski , Rachmaninoff, Yoshibumi Fujiwara, and Alexina Louie, as well as ten Canadian works written specifically for Piano Pinnacle.

May 19, 2012
7:30 pm

Sunday Nights with Maurice!

April 22 ,2012 @ 7:00pm (with piano)
June 3, 2012 @ 7:00pm (with harp)
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
Tickets: $20

Don’t miss our next two Sunday Night with Maurice sessions. Next session on Sunday April 22nd will feature Marguerite Witvoet reading some of the original piano manuscript of Daphnis and Chloe. Reading and listening to the original piano and comparing that with the full score, and the Boulez recording, we can drill down into how Maurice Ravel orchestrated this masterpiece.

Sunday June 3rd will feature Heidi Krutzen and her harp. Ravel’s score is brilliant in it’s use of two harps with different tunings and we are going to explore that by recording Heidi playing harp one then have her then overdub harp two to illustrate these magic harp parts. This wi ll be some pretty intense learning about harp writing so, bring your enquiring minds…

Closer to the day I’ll let you know which sections we will focus on so you can be ready.

We will continue listening to the Deutche Grammaphone recording, Pierre Boulez, Berlin Philharmonic (447 057-02) and using the Ron Jones’ Logic and/or DP sessions for our studies. If you need a score we have full orchestra scores available to members at less than retail (call Quynne or Ed if you want one now).

Please email Quynne Craddock to let us know if these dates work for you.

April 22, 2012
7:00 pm
June 3, 2012
7:00 pm

Victoria Symphony: Sharman And Beethoven Heard Nothing

May 5, 2012 @ 8:00pm
May 6, 2012 @ 2:30pm
Royal Theatre
805 Broughton Street
Victoria, BC
available via the Victoria Symphony website

Is Beethoven’s 9th the greatest symphony of all time? Hear this majestic and seminal work for yourself in all its passion and glory.

Sharman — And Beethoven Heard Nothing

Beethoven — Symphony No. 9

May 5, 2012
8:00 pm
May 6, 2012
2:30 pm

Le Regroupement québécois de la danse: Québec Danse

Le Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) is setting things in motion with its first edition of QUÉBEC DANSE. Running from April 23 to 29, the event will offer over 200 free activities in Montreal and six other sites in Quebec — Magdalen Islands, Gatineau, L’Islet, Laval, Longueuil, Quebec City, Saint-Colomban, Sainte-Thérèse, Sherbrooke and Valleyfield. This highly stimulating week will feature a variety of encounters with dance: at schools, studios, libraries, on the street—and even in an hospital. In the company of the QUÉBEC DANSE ambassadors, come and join the movement, help to keep Quebec dance vibrant, and celebrate International Dance Day on April 29!

Dancer Margie Gillis will present the premiere of On Fairness, which relates to the standards of fairness governing a conference, a performance or a meeting with the public. Performed by Margie Gillis with music for flute, violin and cello composed by Alfredo Santa Ana, On Fairness underscores the inequality and precariousness caused by the global financial crisis, encouraging us to take action. In the words of Margie Gillis, “the body and spirit in the dance can energize and uncover hidden aspects of self, community, modelling healthy engagement and facilitating solution.”

More info available via the event website.

April 23, 2012 9:00 pmtoApril 29, 2012 9:00 pm