Hard Rubber New Music presents a 45-minute version of Riot, a powerful multi-media work-in-progress, in development since 2015 by John Korsrud, filmmaker Brian Johnson and director Kim Collier. Riot tells the story of the shocking and destructive Vancouver hockey riot of 2011. The music will be performed by Hard Rubber Riot Ensemble. Composition by John Korsrud and video by Brian Johnson, Aram Coen and Chimerik.
Experience Standing Wave, Vancouver’s leading new music chamber ensemble, shredding some cutting-edge sounds from Canada, Israel, Estonia, and Iceland. Hafdis Bjarnadottir joins the ensemble on electric guitar for the Canadian premiere of Krónan. Canadian premieres of Märt-Matis Lill’s devastating When the Buffalo Went Away and Talia Amar’s virtuosic Reminiscence will round out the international portion of the program. The world premiere of Juno-award winning composer Jordan Nobles’ Echo Chamber, as well as James O’Callaghan’s fantastic and fascinating subject / object, are hotly anticipated.
An hour of music and comedy featuring Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble and storytellers, Gerardo Avila and Angela Brown. Through mime, magic, jokes, stories and music, the audience will be introduced to the Monkey King and other folktales as well as Chinese music and instruments. A family event for kids and kids at heart!