Another event announcement for everyone out there. Coat Cooke and the NOW Orchestra have their annual show coming up and we would like you to be there for a night of great music.
Here is the press release we've been sending out:
The NOW Orchestra presents Hear It NOW 2008 featuring Jean Derome and Giorgio Magnanensi.
November 7 at 8:00 pm.
Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews – Davie @ Pacific).
Tickets $20, $15 NOW members and $5 for students, available from Tickets Tonight: www.ticketstonight.ca or 604.231.7375
The NOW Orchestra, for more information at www.noworchestra.com.
Hear It NOW, Vancouver’s annual celebration of new and improvised music will this year feature Musique Actuelle master Jean Derome and Vancouver’s own conductor extraordinaire and electronics wizard Giorgio Magnanensi.
Under the direction of Coat Cooke, the NOW Orchestra will play the 21st edition of Hear It NOW at the Roundhouse Community Centre on November 7. Since 1987, Hear it NOW has brought creative, inventive music to Vancouver audiences, showcasing the finest local, national and international players. This year is no different.
Drawn from work with his band Dangerous Zhomes, Derome’s pieces are fantastic examples of his oeuvre, specially arranged for the NOW Orchestra; while Magnanensi’s teatro dell’udito IV - a NOW Orchestra commission, conducted by the composer – is a piece for 2 saxophones (flute and objects), electric guitar, trumpet, trombone, double bass, percussion, drums, live electronics and buddha machines. Cooke contribution is a new work entitled United States of Mind.
For 31 years, the NOW Orchestra has been producing concerts and workshops of West Coast Canadian creative music, featuring some of the most important voices in Canadian improvised music. This year the ensemble has been revamped to a core of five performers led by saxophonist Cooke, featuring JP Carter (trumpet/electronics), Chad MacQuarrie (electric guitar), Tommy Babin (bass), Skye Broooks (drums+percussion). For Hear It NOW, this nucleus will be augmented by five brilliant performers including Derome and Magnanensi, percussionist Sal Ferraras, bass trombonist Brad Muirhead and electronics artist Steven Wright.
About Jean Derome
Derome is one of the most active and eclectic musicians on the Canadian creative music scene. Thanks to his large-scale musique actuelle projects, his compositions, his work as an improviser, his jazz groups and his music for screen and stage, Derome ranks as a major creative force, in Quebec and abroad. His innovation on both saxophone and flute, is combined with a unique writing style that is both sensitive and powerful and uses humour as way into its complexity.
For more information on Derome, please visit: http://www.actuellecd.com/en/bio/derome_je/
About Giorgio Magnanensi
Born and raised in Italy, Magnanensi currently lives on the Sunshine Coast. His diverse artistic practice includes composition, conducting, improvisation, circuit–bending and video art. From the early 80's he has been working as a composer, conductor, teacher, and performer in Europe, Japan and Canada. He is artistic director of Vancouver New Music and lecturer at the School of Music of The University of British Columbia and Vancouver Community College.
For more information on Magnanensi, please visit: http://www.giorgiomagnanensi.com/