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Vancouver Improvised Music Meeting 2015
Western Front
Vancouver, BC
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Vancouver Improvised Music Meeting 2015
Over the past 20 years Vancouver has become recognized internationally as a centre for creative music. On March 27-28-29 2015, Barking Sphinx hosts the second annual Meeting of these improvisers, featuring an impressive list of established and emerging members of the burgeoning Vancouver scene - Torsten Müller, bass; Ron Samworth, guitar; Peggy Lee, cello; Dylan van der Schyff, percussion; and JP Carter, trumpet electronics. Concerts will take place over three evenings; 8pm at Western Front, and 11pm at Main Street's China Cloud.

This year Vancouver's creative music improvisers will collaborate with Montreal's René Lussier, whose impressive body of work represents a full course in musique actuelle, a term he helped to peg down; Berlin-based pianist Achim Kaufmann and visual artist/poet Gabriele Guenther; dancer Delia Brett; multidisciplinary theatre artist Alex Ferguson; and Dálava, a group creating music based on Moravian folk songs.

Concert-goers will experience these performers in different combinations over the three nights  from solo sets by Lussier and Kaufmann, to a large ensemble comprised of local improvisers led by Lussier, and Ghosts Before Breakfast, a group inspired by the spirit of dada, taking its name from the 1928 dada film by Hans Richter. For this performance the group will accompany, and be accompanied by, a number of early works in experimental animation and dada film.

>> FOR THE FULL Vancouver Improvised Music Meeting 2015 SCHEDULE, VISIT barkingsphinx.com <<

Formed in 1998, Barking Sphinx is a collective of exceptional musicians; members of Vancouver's improvised music scene who are well known locally, nationally and internationally  giving our city an international name as a significant centre of contemporary music and musique actuelle. The public concerts
presented by Barking Sphinx provide Vancouver audiences with an opportunity to see some of the world's finest improvising musicians perform both structured and unstructured work. This community of artists combine, often creating a cross pollination of styles and genres that result in enthralling and incomparable
events for performers and audiences alike.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 27 - 28 - 29

early show at Western Front 8pm - late show at China Cloud 11pm
Western Front, 303 East 8th Avenue - China Cloud, 524 Main Street

Western Front Tickets: $15 per evening for general admission (or $30 for three nights); $10 per evening for students/seniors
Tickets available at the door (cash only), box office opens at 7pm.

China Cloud Tickets: $10 (or $5 with Pyatt Hall ticket stub) Available at the door only (cash, no cards).


Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Music > Experimental

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Standing Wave Ensemble
On BPT Since: Jan 05, 2012
Barking Sphinx

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