On March 26-29, 2020, Barking Sphinx Performance Society hosts the 7th annual Vancouver Improvised Music Meeting, three nights of creative improvisation, featuring internationally acclaimed guest artists alongside Vancouver’s finest innovators. Experienced phenomenal musicians perform magic from solo sets to duos, trios and large ensemble works.
Thursday March 26, 8:30 pm
Friday March 27, 8:30 pm
Saturday March 28, 8:30 pm
Angel Bat Dawid – voice, piano, clarinet (Chicago)
Karen Ng – saxophone (Toronto)
Frank Rosaly – drums (Amsterdam)
JP Carter, trumpet; Ron Samworth, guitar; Meredith Bates, violin; Marina Hasselberg, cello; James Meger and Torsten Müller, bass
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AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS / Q & A (pay what you can)
At the Gold Saucer Studio, 207 West Hastings, in collaboration with Sawdust Collector
Saturday, March 28, 2-4 pm: Frank Rosaly – open rehearsal
Sunday, March 29, 2-4 pm: Angel Bat Dawid – artistic processes
LATE NIGHT AT THE CHINA CLOUD
Friday, March 27, 11 pm
Angel Bat Dawid – solo
I THINK I SAW YOU SEE ME
Saturday, March 28, 11 pm
Julia Ulehla & I Putu Gede Sukaryana (Balot)
Frank Rosaly's STELLIUM
Vancouver Improvised Music Meeting 2020
JP Carter, trumpet; Ron Samworth, guitar; Meredith Bates, violin;
Marina Hasselberg, cello; James Meger and Torsten Müller, bass
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On March 26-29, 2020, Barking Sphinx Performance Society was prepared to host the 7th Annual Vancouver Improvised Music Meeting: three nights of creative improvisation, featuring internationally acclaimed guest artists alongside some of Vancouver’s finest innovators.
Due to COVID-19, the festival was cancelled.
Our special guests for this year would have included Chicago multi instrumentalist Angel Bat Dawid, Toronto based saxophonist/composer Karen Ng and Amsterdam-based US drummer and sound designer Frank Rosaly. We will bring all three artists to Vancouver when it is safe and possible to do so.
For the time being, we are pleased to present six solo improvisations recorded in isolation by the local artists who were to be part of the 2020 IMM.
Barking Sphinx Performance Society was established in 1998 to support the creation, production and presentation of contemporary music for small ensembles. The Society also aims to foster multi-media and interdisciplinary collaboration in the creation and presentation of new work; to educate Canadian audiences about creative music in general; and to enhance the development of the arts and cultural heritage of British Columbia.
Barking Sphinx Performance Society is grateful to work in community on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.