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Trading Places Marathon

  • Western Front 303 East 8th Avenue Vancouver, BC, V5T 1S2 Canada (map)

A large cast of Vancouver improvisers celebrate the visit of Montréal guests Ellwood Epps and Vicky Mettler with a marathon of improvised music! From 7pm to 10:30pm, musicians play on affinities between musique actuelle and west coast improvisation. A new work by Róisín Adams, in • determinancy, explores fate, autonomy and fortune. Presented with Suoni Per Il Popolo, Coastal Jazz, Music on Main, and NOW Society. More info about Trading Places: Un Échange d'Improvisateurs below!

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~ 7:30 ~ NOW Workshop Group
Brent Cross (guitar), Kenneth Schroeder (bass), Asuman Gencol (voice), Dan Potter (guitar), John Gross (tenor sax)

~ 8 ~ 
Sina Ettehad (kamancheh), Aram Bajakian (guitar), Marina Hasselberg (cello) 

~ 8:30 ~
Vicky Mettler (guitar), James Meger (bass), Mili Hong (drums), Nikki Carter(saxophone)

~ 9 ~
François Houle (clarinet/electronics), Johanna Hauser (clarinet), Ellwood Epps(trumpet), Jeff Younger (guitar)

~ 9:30 ~
Lan Tung (erhu/voice), Barbara Adler (spoken word), M Mike Brown(clarinets) 

~10 ~
Mike WT Allen (saxophones), Natasha Zrno (clarinet), Skye Brooks (drums),Lisa Butel (voice/electronics)


Montréal trumpeter Ellwood Epps and guitarist Vicky Mettler are guest artists for a ten-day residency with Vancouver improvising musicians. Their various interfaces about town culminate with a feature performance on November 16th at the Roundhouse Community Centre. http://www.nowsociety.org/trading-places-un-échange-dimprovisateurs

Trading Places: Un'échange d'Improvisateurs Montréal-Vancouver is a vibrant residency program begun in 2016 that takes place in two of Canada's foremost centers of improvised music. This year, the program runs in Montréal from June 2 - 11 and Vancouver from November 6 - 17. Multiple presenters from Montréal and Vancouver curate in collaboration, providing emerging and established musicians support for their artistic practice and opportunities for growth through cultural exchange, placing talent in agreement with opportunity.

Earlier Event: November 9
Eli Davidovici's Shapes at Tangent Cafe
Later Event: November 28
Narwhal presents the Watermill Project