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The Standing Wave Society in partnership with Music on Main and PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents  

SCULPTRESS: THE MUSIC OF NICOLE LIZÉE

Monday, January 30 & Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 8pm

The Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street, Vancouver

$25 regular / $10 student

Tickets via Music on Main at musiconmain.ca/concerts/sculptress or call 604.879.9888

PuSh Passes available at pushfestival.ca or call 604.449.6000

Tickets at the door. Box office opens at 7:00pm

Featuring Standing Wave: 

 Christie Reside, flute

A-K Coope, clarinet

Rebecca Whitling, violin

Peggy Lee, cello

Allen Stiles, piano

Vern Griffiths, percussion

With Special Guest: Nicole Lizée

 On January 30 & 31, 2017, Vancouver’s premiere new music ensemble, Standing Wave, will present Sculptress: The Music of Nicole Lizée, a program of cutting-edge electro-acoustic chamber music and video as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Expect to be shaken up by a stunning play of glitchy images, the melding of forms and styles, and musical innovation at the nostalgic and slightly tainted atmosphere of the Fox Cabaret.

Called a ‘brilliant musical scientist’ and lauded for ‘creating a stir with listeners for her breathless imagination and ability to capture Gen-X and beyond generation’, Nicole Lizée’s music encompasses eclectic influences including the earliest MTV videos, turntablism, rave culture, Hitchcock, Kubrick, 1960s psychedelia and modernism. Recently appointed Music on Main’s Composer In Residence, Lizée has found the perfect co-conspirators in Standing Wave; together they’re here to unsettle us with their invention. 

The program will open with Lizée’s Ouijist, a jangly, ghostly conjuring of a piece which will feature projected visuals created by the composer followed by Hitchcock Études, Lizée’s Jules Leger Award – winning piece, specially arranged for Standing Wave. This work, which includes images from four great Hitchcock films, is creepy and funny. Two works inspired by the pioneering BBC sound artist Delia Derbyshire will comprise the second set:  Kara Blake’s experimental documentary The Delian Mode, followed by Lizée’s Sculptress, for which the composer will join the ensemble on live electronics and which is featured on Standing Wave’s fourth CD, New Wave to be released at the show.

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The presenters gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council, the Province of BC through Community Gaming Grants, and the City of Vancouver through Cultural Services.