2014 Vancouver New Music Festival

Sonic Topographies – Sound, music and sustainability

October 16 – 19, 2014
Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd floor, Vancouver) and Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), University of British Columbia (2260 West Mall, Vancouver)
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Composers and sound artists all over the world are turning their ears to the music of the earth and its people to reconsider what artistic creation really means in a context that fosters sustainable ideas about creativity, culture, and tradition. The festival will showcase musicians and sound artists who are fostering new, sound-based exploration of ideas that emerge from natural, interlocking cycles and alternative systems of thought.

Akio Suzuki Photo by Aki Onda

Akio Suzuki
Photo by Aki Onda

Thursday, October 16, 2014; 8PM
Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd floor, Vancouver)
Single tickets $35 regular, $15 students (includes taxes and venue surcharges); available at brownpapertickets.com and 1.800.838.3006
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Akio Suzuki (Japan), solo performance
Annea Lockwood (New Zealand), Jitterbug
Hildegard Westerkamp (Vancouver), Liebes-Lied/Love Song
John Luther Adams (Alaska), Ilimaq; featuring Scott Deal (US), percussion.

Friday, October 17, 2014; 8PM
Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd floor, Vancouver)
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Raven Chacon (New Mexico), solo performance
John Luther Adams (Alaska), The Light Within; featuring ETHOS Collective (Vancouver)
Georg Friedrich Haas (Austria), Sextet; featuring ETHOS Collective (Vancouver)
Hildegard Westerkamp (Vancouver), Like a Memory
Tristan Murail (France), Territoires de l’oubli

Saturday, October 18, 2014; 8PM
Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd floor, Vancouver)
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Leslie García (Mexico), solo performance
John Luther Adams (Alaska), Four Thousand Holes; featuring Scott Deal (US), percussion and William Fried (US), piano.
Hildegard Westerkamp (Vancouver), Fantasie for Horns II
Annea Lockwood (New Zealand), Dusk and Buoyant

Sunday, October 19, 2014; 3PM – note early concert!
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), University of British Columbia (2260 West Mall, Vancouver)
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Michael O’Neill (Vancouver), new work*
John Luther Adams (Alaska), Songbirdsongs
Annea Lockwood (New Zealand), Floating World
Hildegard Westerkamp (Vancouver), École Polytechnique
* World premiere, commissioned by Vancouver New Music with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.