Vancouver Erhu Quartet at Global Soundscapes Festival

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The Cultch, 1895 Venables St, Vancouver

The first concert of Vancouver Inter-cultural Orchestra's 2022 Global Soundscapes Festival. The Vancouver Erhu Quartet features two erhus, viola (yours truly) and cello, performing music by commissioned specifically for the ensemble.


Roxanne Nesbitt - Moon Bells/Symbiotic

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The Annex, 823 Seymour St, Vancouver

Moon Bells / Symbiotic extends Roxanne Nesbitt’s ongoing explorations of sonic timbre and texture through handmade ceramic percussion and altered instruments. Part installation, part performance, audience members will enter into a space that is shaped by the suspended ceramic sculptural pieces. The visual suggestion of weightlessness and levity blends with sound layers of coaxed from the sculptural instruments creating a subtly shifting sonic and material translucency.

The performance installation features two new distinct bodies of ceramic instruments made by Nesbitt. The moon bells are hanging spinning translucent resonant panels designed using ratios from just intonation and warped through the ceramic process in the kiln. Symbiotic Instruments is an on-going project exploring interactions between traditional and experimental instruments.

The performance features Roxanne Nesbitt, Ben Brown activating the ceramics and Parmela Attariwala on viola.