Standing Wave@ISCM World New Music Days

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm – part two of a double bill with PEP – The Piano Erhu Project
The Roundhouse, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC
$39/$15 single tickets / Discounted tickets available through package plans – pick 3, 6, or 9 ISCM ticket packages.

Tickets or at the door subject to availability (box office opens at 6:30 pm)
For more info please call 604.683.8240

Featuring Standing Wave: 

Christie Reside, flute
A-K Coope, clarinet
Rebecca Whitling, violin
Peggy Lee, cello
Allen Stiles, piano
Michael Jarrett, percussion
With Special Guests: James O’Callaghan, electronics; Hafdis Bjarnadottir, electric guitar; Russell Wallace, narrator.

2017 winners of the Western Canadian Music Award for Classical Artist/Ensemble of the Year, Vancouver’s scintillating new music sextet Standing Wave shreds some cutting-edge sounds from Canada, Israel, Estonia, and Iceland. Genre-smiting composer/electric guitarist Hafdis Bjarnadottir sits in for the Canadian premiere of her skittishly engaging Krónan, a work created by interpreting graphs of the fall of Iceland’s krona during the 2008 financial crisis. West coast favourite, maverick James O’Callaghan, joins the ensemble for a reprise of  subject / object – a work about that “elusive object of contradictions,” the piano(!) Brilliant, trifecta-award-winning Vancouverite Jordan Nobles’ delicate, ethereal Echo Chamber receives its much-anticipated world premiere. Russell Wallace narrates the Canadian premiere of Estonian Märt-Matis Lill’s devastating indictment of colonial culture, When the Buffalo Went Away. Israeli composer Talia Amar’s time-shifting, mysteriously familiar yet enigmatic Reminiscence,  also in Canadian premiere, completes this daring program.