Powell Street Festival is proud to be a community partner at the
following events at Push Festival, which runs Jan 17 to Feb 3, 2019.


Tetuya Umeda (Japan)
Performance Works
1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
January 18, 2019, 7 pm
Tickets: $39

The wildly inventive Tetsuya Umeda uses tin cans, dry ice, bowls, hot plates and more to create an experience so beguiling and unique as to redefine those very objects. The rhythm of dripping water, melodic air vibrato, mechanical groans and much more make up his music; pulsing electric light and wall projection by most unconventional means make up some of his visuals. What looks like an elaborate science project onstage is actually a system for generating wonders.


100 Keyboards

ASUNA (Japan)
January 19, 2019 at 4 pm and 8 pm
Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Avenue
Tickets: $25

In this captivating performance, sound artist ASUNA takes battery-powered, analogue keyboards and uses them to create waves of overlapping notes: the Moiré effect of superimposed patterns, here used musically. The instruments are placed in the performance space in concentric circles, each with a stick pressing down on a single key to sustain its sound. As each electronic note joins the others, the effect is choral—unceasing voices in a fluid mass of beautiful noise.


Marginal Consort

Performance Works
1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
January 20, 2019, 2 pm
Tickets: $39

These four musicians come with enough instruments for an orchestra; some are acoustic, some are electronic, and quite a few are of the artists’ own invention. For three hours they make ambient, heavily manipulated music, far apart and fully independent of each other. It’s a sonic adventure, with the audience as liberated as the performers. Listeners are free to sit, lie down or move around as they see fit—in fact, changes in position are encouraged, because different positions in the space can bring radically different experiences.