Powell Street Festival Society, in partnership with Vancouver Inter-cultural Orchestra, is offering a unique opportunity to an emerging BC-based Japanese Canadian musician to come to Vancouver to participate in this year’s Global Soundscape Festival: Chrysanthemums and Maple Leaves at Waterfront Theatre June 5-9th, 2019.

Festival pass, transportation, and accommodation expenses will be covered by Powell Street Festival Society.

This opportunity is open to emerging musicians who identify as Japanese Canadian and reside in British Columbia. Artists may be singers, composers, song writers, and practice any genre of music.

Interested applicants are to send an expression of interest, artist statement, CV, and sample work (.mp3 or online link) to leanne@powellstreetfestival.com before April 1, 2019.

The winning applicant will be notified by April 9, 2019.

More about The Global Soundscape Festival:

The Global Soundscape Festival will be on June 5-9 at Waterfront Theatre. The festival hosts international guests: Harrie Satarreveld (shakuhachi), Naomi Sato (sho), Miyama McQueen-Tokita (koto), conductor Taishi Harada, as well as members of Kyushu Okinawa Composers’ Association. The program includes works by Japanese and Canadian composers including Rita Ueda, Yota Kobayashi, Leslie Uyeda, and Elliot Weisgarber. The festival will also feature ensembles such as the Mark McGregor and Adrian Verdejo duo, Borealis String Quartet, and VICO chamber ensemble and orchestra.