Dec
16
8:30 PM20:30

FH with Claus Boesser-Ferrari @ Pumpwerk Hockenheim

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Looking forward to a duo set with Claus Boesser-Ferrari, the last of three performances with him in Germany (see calendar for other performances).

Photo by Wolfgang Roloff

Photo by Wolfgang Roloff


 

You can reach Pumpwerk at
06205-922625
or E-Mail: pumpwerk@pobox.com Order tickets online  or by phone. Tickets are sent by mail with invoice upon request. You can find our ticket sales points

Beim Pumpwerk 1
68766 Hockenheim

Phone (office): 06205 - 922625 
Telephone (event management): 06205 - 922629

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Turning Point Ensemble meets Hollenbeck, Nachoff and Houle
Jun
27
to Jun 28

Turning Point Ensemble meets Hollenbeck, Nachoff and Houle

  • Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (LEVEL B2) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Turning Point Ensemble goes fifth stream in a concert that brings to Vancouver three of the most innovative and influential musicians crossing and eliminating the boundaries between jazz and new music – John Hollenbeck, Quinsin Nachoff and François Houle.

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Grdina/Houle/Loewen/Delbecq European CD release
Jun
17
to Jun 18

Grdina/Houle/Loewen/Delbecq European CD release

 

“The threesome navigated through a wider landscape of sound with meandering lyrical passages, encircling eerie plateaus and sudden about- turns into wild abysses triggering raucous rides and accumulation of sound that went hazy and eventually dissolved, giving leeway to bouncing, hard hitting maneuvers.” —Henning Bolte, All About Jazz, December 2016

 

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Drone Day 2017 // Vancouver
May
16
to May 17

Drone Day 2017 // Vancouver

Quiet City & Vancouver New Music present:

⋆✵✧ GAME OF DRONES ✧✵⋆

Taking inspiration from game pieces by composers like Wolff, Xenakis, and Zorn, our objective will be to create one continuous piece of music over the duration of the event. A roster of local players (both acoustic and electronic) will be assigned random timeslots of 30 minutes in the schedule, with a new player joining or leaving the stage every 15 minutes. 



National Drone Day was initiated in 2004 by Weird Canada: http://droneday.org/

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Mattias Risberg and François Houle at Vancouver Jazz Festival
Jul
2
1:30 AM01:30

Mattias Risberg and François Houle at Vancouver Jazz Festival

Performing at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival with my good friend Swedish pianist Mattias Risberg. A fine improviser and a great artistic mind, Mattias spent a few weeks last year to meet and play with local Vancouver musicians. He's back this summer to tour with me and my other long-time musical partner Benoît Delbecq (see calendar). Don't miss this!!!  

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Grdina-Houle-Loewen in Kelowna
May
22
8:00 PM20:00

Grdina-Houle-Loewen in Kelowna

The electrifying trio of Grdina/Houle/Loewen will be performing on May 22nd at The Habitat in Kelowna, BC. The performance is the eighth installment of the Skin And Bones Music Series: a new concert series devoted to the presentation of experimental music in the Okanagan, co-produced by the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. This concert marks Skin And Bones’ one year anniversary. 

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Sea and Sky at Evergreen Cultural Centre
May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Sea and Sky at Evergreen Cultural Centre

Sea and Sky presents Zarabandeo, a program of works inspired by Latin rhythms, featuring infectious melodies by Guastavino, Piazzolla, D’Rivera, Horovitz, Ravel, and Arturo Marquez’s virtuosic duo Zarabandeo. This program features most of the music from the duo’s second recording on Afterday Audio. In addition, Sea and Sky is thrilled to invite former VSO Assistant Concertmeister Joan Blackman as special guest artist to join us in selection of works for clarinet, violin and piano.

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Phantom of the Opera
Feb
20
8:00 PM20:00

Phantom of the Opera

Looking forward to playing my good friend and talented composer Andrew Downing's fantastic score for the original film Phantom of the Opera, with full choir, stellar ensemble, featuring Chris Gestrin on the Oprpheum's massive Wurlitzer organ. Don't miss this! We performed this 3 seasons ago, and VBO had to reschedule it due to popular demand!

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Grdina-Houle-Loewen FREE live @ Winteruption
Feb
20
3:15 PM15:15

Grdina-Houle-Loewen FREE live @ Winteruption

Thrilled to be part of the 2016 edition of Granville Island's Winteruption Festival with my relatively new trio with Gordon Grdina and Kenton Loewen. 

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Since 2014, the Vancouver collective Gordon Grdina/François Houle/Kenton Loewen has been performing completely improvised concerts and different permutations of graphic scores. Recently however, the group has forged a new stream of complex compositions that meld together density, ferocious energy and technical virtuosity. The group’s versatility and wide dynamic range has become finely honed creating an ensemble that can change course dramatically.


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Itamar Erez, Liron Man & François Houle
Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

Itamar Erez, Liron Man & François Houle

Caravan World Rhythms presents

Vancouver’s exciting new World Music collaboration!

ITAMAR EREZ – Piano & Guitar   -   FRANÇOIS HOULE - Clarinet

LIRON MAN – Handpan & Percussion

 

Tickets $20 & $30 Advance. $25 & $35 at the Door.  Students $5 discount.

Available online at www.caravanbc.com or call to order at 1-800-838-3006

 

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François Houle & Friends Night #2
Aug
13
8:30 PM20:30

François Houle & Friends Night #2

Come and join us for a night of electro-acoustic explorations from both local and international artists... ☺︎

Part 2 feat. Francois Houle & Oliver Bown at the Gold Saucer with Giorgio Magnanensi providing his psychedelic visuals! Enough to possibly cause ceasures of highly artistic proportions...


Francois Houle and visiting ISEA artist Oliver Bown met during Houle's Australian Tour in 2013, he and Bown collaborated with Australian composer Kim Cunio in the creation of "Playing the Castle", on Afterday Audio http://www.francoishoule.ca/store/ They meet again for two nights to present their latest works for clarinet and electronics. 
 

Night #1 (August 12) is a double bill featuring Ben Wylie and Alexandra Spence.
Hailing from Seattle & Sydney, Ben & Alex met through the MFA program at SFU. They have since made music under many guises, the latest is as ambient/improv duo 'Forever and Sunsmell'
Ben Wylie – prepared guitar & objects
Alexandra Spence – clarinet, objects, tape & no-input mixer
https://soundcloud.com/alexandraspence/ben-wylie-alexandra-spence



**Enter through the back entrance on Quebec Street**

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/49.2625331,-123.10274/108+E+Broadway,+Vancouver,+BC+V5T+1V9,+Canada/@49.2625653,-123.1024026,19z/

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François Houle & Friends Night #1
Aug
12
8:30 PM20:30

François Houle & Friends Night #1

Come and join us for a night of electro-acoustic explorations from both local and international artists... ☺︎

Part 1 of 2 feat. Francois Houle & Oliver Bown at the Gold Saucer... Night #1 is a double bill with Ben Wylie & Alexandra Spence.

Francois Houle and visiting ISEA artist Oliver Bown w visuals by Kiran Bhumber... During Houle's Australian Tour in 2013, he and Bown collaborated with Australian composer Kim Cunio in the creation of "Playing the Castle", on Afterday Audio http://www.francoishoule.ca/store/ They meet again for two nights to present their latest works for clarinet and electronics. 

Hailing from Seattle & Sydney, Ben & Alex met through the MFA program at SFU. They have since made music under many guises, the latest is as ambient/improv duo 'Forever and Sunsmell'
Ben Wylie – prepared guitar & objects
Alexandra Spence – clarinet, objects, tape & no-input mixer
https://soundcloud.com/alexandraspence/ben-wylie-alexandra-spence



**Enter through the back entrance on Quebec Street**

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/49.2625331,-123.10274/108+E+Broadway,+Vancouver,+BC+V5T+1V9,+Canada/@49.2625653,-123.1024026,19z/

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Jul
8
5:30 PM17:30

Cricket Music at Emery Barnes Park

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I'll be performing this work by Mungo Thompson and composer Michael Webster at Emery Barnes Park (Richards and Davie Street). This is a FREE event. I love crickets, although we feed them to my son's pet gecko every other day. These cricket sounds we're going to play are imitation of filed recordings of crickets from all over the world. Pretty cool stuff. Come and join us, if you're tired of Netflix, HBO, or Apple Music. It'll be a much nicer experience. Guaranteed!


Mungo Thomson – Cricket Solos for Clarinet, Piccolo, Percussion, and Violin (2012-13)
Presented in partnership with the Contemporary Art Gallery
Friday, July 10, 2015; from 8:30PM

Emery Barnes Park (Richards and Davie Street) [map]
Free

To create Cricket Solos for Clarinet, Piccolo, Percussion, and ViolinMungo Thomson collaborated with composer Michael Webster to transcribe field recordings of crickets from around the world (France, Cameroon, Senegal, Martinique, Borneo, Thailand and Venezuela) into a musical score. The initial result was a dynamic composition for a 17-person classical ensemble, the score containing 25 chapters, or ‘movements,’ such as “12. Reunion Island, the Cirque de Cilaos at 1300 m. altitude, February 1998, nightfall in a banana plantation.” Thomson and Webster have subsequently developed Crickets for solo performers—individual musicians scattered around a park, each simulating the sound of a single cricket with a different instrument.

In partnership with Vancouver New Music, the Contemporary Art Gallery presents a new performance comprising these solo performances with Mark McGregor (Piccolo), Françoise Houle (Clarinet), Llowyn Ball (Violin) and Martin Fisk (Percussion).

Join us for this evening performance, which is concurrent with the opening of the exhibition: Mungo Thomson, Time, People, Money, Crickets at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Friday July 10, 7-10PM. The exhibition continues until August 30. Read more about the exhibition at www.contemporaryartgallery.ca

 

 

Photo credit:
Mungo Thomson, Cricket Solo for Flute, 2013
Live performance, duration variable
Performance view, Social Animals, Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach
Performer: Jessica Schmitz
Photo: Art Basel. Courtesy the artist.

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