Urban Sprawl: For One Evening Only, Orkestra Futura Meets VEE
Presented by New Orchestra Workshop Society (NOW)
celebrating 35 years of Great Canadian Music with Vancouver New Music & the Western Front
On April 12, 2013 at the Western Front, the eternal will meet the future. Urban Sprawl occupies the vast
terrain between these two realms, featuring exciting world premieres from Giorgio Magnanensi and
Coat Cooke. For this one-time concert, renowned improvisors Orkestra Futura pair with the incredibly
dynamic VEE (Vancouver Electronics Ensemble), formed by the brilliant Giorgio Magnanensi and the
hottest talents in electronic music in Vancouver.
Coat Cooke's blazing ensemble Orkestra Futura is compelled to explore all
aspects of sound. Recent smash shows 'Time Travel', 'Music: the Invisible Art',
and 'Phoenix Rising' featured choral, percussion, visuals and spoken word
projects. Urban Sprawl highlights the acoustic and the electric, seeking bold
models for new forms.
Orkestra Futura's calling card is a performance that challenges both audience
and musicians to open the imagination and ride the unknown ride.
This show promises an exhilarating evening of unusual shapes of sound and
features five of Orkestra Futura's finest musician on trumpet, bass trombone,
electric and acoustic bass, percussion and reeds.
For this performance
Orkestra Futura is:
Kristian Naso - trumpet
Brad Muirhead - bass
Karlis Silins - electric and
Joe Poole - percussion
Coat Cooke - reeds
Giorgio Magnanensi's VEE personifies the musical aesthetic of 21st century
electronics in a riveting collaboration with the horns, bass and percussion
of Orkestra Futura – a truly modern musical experience using composed
forms and wild improvisational language. With a core group of 20 electronic
musicians, VEE has performed in a number of events exploring new spaces,
performance practices and collaborative projects.
In Urban Sprawl, NOW is excited to welcome five of VEE's musicians. It's an
unusual group dominated by female electronics players who will undoubtedly
bring their own vibe. Join us for this one show combining the acoustic with
electronics in an improvisational free-for-all!
For this performance
Urban Sprawl: Orkestra Futura & VEE
Friday April 12 at 8 pm
The Western Front (8th and Scotia)
Tickets: $15 / regular, $10 / NOW members, $5 / students
More Information: Visit us at www.noworchestra.com