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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.


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

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