Hear it NOW 2013

Hear it NOW 2013

The NOW Society Ensemble

Ever heard a comic book performed? A Graphic Novel interpreted by creative musicians?

On November 22, at 8:00 pm at the Western Front, the NOW Society Ensemble will present three new graphic works, by Gary Wildeman, Coat Cooke and Lisa Cay Miller. Use your flashlights to see if you can follow the ensemble while they interpret the adventures of two characters as they move through their adventures.

There will be a pre concert talk with the composers and some of the musicians at 7:30 pm.

The NOW Society features some of Vancouver's best improvisors!

JP Carter                    trumpet
Coat Cooke                sax
Db Boyko                   voice
Chad MacQuarrie     guitar
Lisa Cay Miller           piano
Skye Brooks              drums
James Meger             bass


Gary WIldeman has created a 48 page comic book, Onomatopaeia, commissioned by the NOW Society. Two iconic characters move through sonic landscapes, meets wild geese, insects and furious dogs. The ensemble will be interpreting the comic strip as a graphic score, giving musical life to the movement of the characters, and orchestrating the onomatopeaic dialogue.


wise as serpents

In Lisa Cay Miller's, wise as serpents, the music moves from the flickering tongue and poisonous glands to the scaly tale of the iconic reptile. Protector, healer, image of death and transformation, the snake will inspire slithery and razor-edged evocative sonic imagery.



HHMAUMM is a reflective, meditative piece by Coat Cooke, to allow one to breathe, to become centered, to heal.



November 22, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

Pre concert talk at 7:30 pm

$20 General / $15 Western Front and NOW Members

Tickets available at the door


303 East 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC
Canada V5T 1S1
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