Houle/Meger/Sorbara
Nov
9
9:00 PM21:00

Houle/Meger/Sorbara

Houle/Meger/Sorbara is a placeholder name for a new Canadian creative music power trio featuring clarinetist, François Houle, bassist, James Meger, and percussionist, Joe Sorbara. These stalwart sonic adventurers come together to breath life into a diverse book of compositions penned by the trio's members as well as free jazz and experimental music luminaries such as Anthony Braxton and James Carter. 

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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)
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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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