Trading Places: Un Échange d'Improvisateurs

Trading Places: Un Échange d'Improvisateurs

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The NOW Society, in partnership with The Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, Music on Main, Western Front and Suoni Per Il Popolo, is proud to present an improvised concert curated by resisdent artists Ellwood Epps (trumpet) and Vicky Mettler (guitar). Trading Places: Un Échange d’Improvisateurs provides support for artistic practice and opportunities for growth through cultural exchange between Vancouver and Montréal.



Thursday Nov 16, 8pm
Roundhouse Community Center, Performance Centre
General $20 | Students/Musicians $10 | 40th Anniversary Pass $30
Part of the NOW Society 40th Anniversary Installation and Performances.    

Set One:
Ellwood Epps - trumpet
Paul Plimley - piano
Dylan van der Schyff - drums

'How lovely it is to be united with friends, new and old! I have asked Paul and Dylan to join me in this acoustic adventure of the body, mind and heart because I hear in them an inextinguishable spirit with great uplifting properties. It seems that we all could use some of this, to celebrate the potency of the present moment.' Ellwood Epps

Set Two:
Vicky Mettler - electric guitar
Torsten Muller - bass
Ross Birdwise - voice/electronics
Kivanç Tatar - trumpet/electronics

'Acoustic and electronic meets for a set of noisey improv.' Vicky Mettler

a co-production with Coastal Jazz and Blues Society and Western Front

Trading Places: Un’échange d’Improvisateurs
2017 Program

Montréal, Curated by Craig Pedersen:

Resident Artists: Cole Schmidt (guitare) Peggy Lee (violoncelle)

Juin:                Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival

2     20:30        La Sala Rossa, Hommage à Pauline Oliveros
4     14:00        Casa del Popolo, Atelier
5     20:00        La Sala Rossa, a/Mary Margaret O'Hara
6     24:00        La Sala Rossa, Jam
7     20:00        La Vitrola, Marathon
11   20:00        La Sala Rossa, Concert

Vancouver, Curated by Roisin Adams:

Resident Artists: Vicky Mettler (guitar) Ellwood Epps (trumpet)


6      15:00       Western Front, NOW Workshops
                         with Epps and Mettler 3-5 and 5:30-7:30
9      21:00       Merge, Improv
                        Cole Schmidt guitar; Vivianne Houle, voice
10    20:00       Toast Collective, Sonic Psych
                         Solo - Jordan Barnes Crouse, synth
                         Duo - Mettler and Torsten Müller, bass; Trio - Epps, Josh Zubot, violin: Colin Cowan, bass
12    19:00       Western Front, Marathon
                        featuring a new piece by Roisin Adams and over twenty improvisers
14    21:00       Gold Saucer
                        w/Sawdust Collector, Meredith Bates, violin; Lisa Cay Miller, piano
16    20:00       Roundhouse Community Centre
                        Concert Curated by Epps and Mettler (see above)
17    20:00       NOW ensemble at the Roundhouse
                        with Joshua Zubot, violin; James Meger, bass; Lisa Cay Miller, piano; Skye Brooks, drums

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