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
Canada V5T 1S1