Vancouver Improvised Music Meeting 2018 – March 23, 24, 25

• Sponsored by CiTR Radio + Discorder Magazine

FRIDAY, MARCH 23 • 10 PM • CHINA CLOUD (524 Main St.)
SATURDAY, MARCH 24 • 8:30 PM • WESTERN FRONT (303 East 8th Ave.)

Bruce FREEDMAN (CAN) saxophone
Wayne HORVITZ (USA) electronics/piano
Peggy LEE (CAN) cello
Torsten MÜLLER (CAN) bass
Roxanne NESBITT (CAN) voice/electronics
Mary OLIVER (NL) viola
Dylan VAN DER SCHYFF (CAN) percussion
Davey WILLIAMS (USA) guitar
Josh ZUBOT (CAN) violin

China Cloud: $10 | Western Front: $15 general; $10 students/seniors (per show)
VIMM 2018 Pass (three nights): $30 general; $20 students/seniors or at the door

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Saturday, March 24 @ Western Front, 2-4 pm
Horvitz / Müller / Williams
Sunday, March 25 @ Western Front, 2-4 pm
Meredith Bates (violin) / Lee / Oliver / Zubot


On March 23-25, 2018, Barking Sphinx Performance Society hosts the fifth annual Vancouver Improvised Music Meeting, three nights of creative improvisation, featuring internationally acclaimed guest artists alongside Vancouver’s finest innovators. Experience phenomenal musicians perform magic over the three nights – from solo sets to duos, trios, quartets and large ensemble works. Concerts will take place at Western Front and China Cloud.

Vancouver Improvised Music Meeting 2018 presents Amsterdam violist Mary Oliver, Alabama-based guitarist Davey Williams and Seattle-based pianist/electronic musician Wayne Horvitz. An impressive list of established and emerging members of Vancouver’s hotbox of improvisation will perform at this year’s event: Bruce Freedman, Peggy Lee, Torsten Müller, Roxanne Nesbitt, Dylan van der Schyff and Josh Zubot. On Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, Barking Sphinx will host a public daytime listening and talk sessions on improvisation at the Western Front.

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. Concerts presented by Barking Sphinx provide the chance to see and hear some of the world’s finest improvising musicians concoct an intoxicating brew of sounds and music.

Barking Sphinx Performance Society gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Vancouver through Cultural Services, Province of BC through Community Gaming Grants and Canada Council for the Arts.