Artist in Residence George Rahi This residency begins from an interest in Vancouver’s soundscape and the everyday repetition of certain acoustic events. While the 9 o'clock cannon and the noon hour
Artist in Residence George Rahi
This residency begins from an interest in Vancouver’s soundscape and the everyday repetition of certain acoustic events. While the 9 o’clock cannon and the noon hour ‘O Canada’ horn punctuate this soundscape as markers of time, symbolically reinforcing Canadian industrial providence, what would characterize a new instrument or sonic signal in the public realm if one were given the chance to compose it? Artist in residence George Rahi looks at the functions and the potentials of public sounds, drawing inspiration from the historical role of bells in church towers. Their sounds could be used not only to mark time and religious events, but function to also signal fluctuating circumstances of urban life like approaching storms and other threats. What could a new series of bell-like instruments in Vancouver function for, if not solely to mark time? What types of symbolic or ritual meanings could it hold today?
During the residency, Rahi will develop a platform for people to craft their own bell-like sounds via a series of soundwalks, workshops, and sound installations open to the public. Participants will then be able to schedule their sounds at specific days and times to ring out across the community centre.
DATE Nov 1-30
TIME Mon-Fri 9am-9:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4:30pm
LOCATION Great Hall
SHATTERING THE LIGHTNING: ON THE POWER OF BELLS IN PREMODERN EUROPE
A talk by musicologist Alex Fisher.
DATE Thu Oct 24
LOCATION Room B
HOLY ROSARY CATHEDRAL VISIT – CHANGE RINGING
DATE Oct 29
TIME 6:30pm (meet in front of Cathedral)
LOCATION 646 Richards Street
TICKETS Free |
Registration required Sold out!
COMPOSE FOR THE ROUNDHOUSE BELL TOWER SESSIONS
Visit artist in residence George Rahi and compose an hourly chime melody. No experience required!
DATE/TIME Fri Nov 1-Sat Nov 2, 5-7 pm | Sun Nov 3, 1-4pm | Tue Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, 5-7pm | Wed Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, 11am-1pm
LOCATION Great Hall
MODULUS FESTIVAL LAUNCH PARTY AND PERFORMANCE
Artist talk with George Rahi, plus new work by Robyn Jacob with Emily Millard and Emily Cheung.
DATE Nov 1
LOCATION Exhibition Hall and Great Hall
October 24 (Thursday) - November 30 (Saturday)
Don’t miss what the Georgia Straight calls “a fantastic gift to the city” during Music on Main’s annual new music festival. Featured events include an evening of silent film with
Don’t miss what the Georgia Straight calls “a fantastic gift to the city” during Music on Main’s annual new music festival. Featured events include an evening of silent film with live scores by Flat Earth Society, Ben Reimer’s performance of John Luther Adams’ Ilimaq, and Nancy Tam’s visual-audio experience Walking at Night by Myself.
DATE Fri Nov 1 – Sun Nov 3
LOCATION Exhibition Hall and Performance Centre
TICKETS $29/general | $10/students | Some free events | Visit musiconmain.ca or call 604.879.9888 to purchase
INFO musiconmain.ca | email@example.com or call 604.879.9888 | FB @musiconmainsociety | YT /MusicOnMain
Sponsor acknowledgement: Showcases Pianos, Christine Choi and Bryan Price
THE ARTIST LOTTERY
The Roundhouse presents a new opportunity to experience live music from an artist’s perspective. Enter for your chance to attend a Music on Main Modulus concert with one of our favourite musicians or composers as your personal guide.
To enter the lottery visit: bit.ly/ArtistLottery
A Roundhouse partnership with Music on Main
november 1 (Friday) - 3 (Sunday)
This series acknowledges the tension that exists between the roles of artist and mother. Bridging the gap between creative aspirations and physical reality, artist Denise Gasser embraces the interruptions that
This series acknowledges the tension that exists between the roles of artist and mother. Bridging the gap between creative aspirations and physical reality, artist Denise Gasser embraces the interruptions that typically hinder the creative process.
These small artworks, in their varying levels of success and completion, come together as a rich tapestry to represent not only the struggle, but also the beauty and triumph she experiences as she continues to make art in motherhood. This work calls into question the limitations often placed on women after childbirth, and the notion that artists must choose between art and childrearing.
DENISE GASSER is a mixed media artist, born and raised near the mountains of Utah. After receiving her BFA in Art Education, she lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, before moving to Vancouver. Denise shares her home studio with her architect husband and their four young, and very busy, sons. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and the U.S., and is collected internationally.
TIME Mon-Fri 9am-9:45pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4:45pm
LOCATION WINDOW Gallery
November 1 (Friday) - December 31 (Tuesday)
Three Bridges Health Clinic will be in the Roundhouse offering free flu vaccinations. No reservation required. DATE Thu Nov 7 TIME 1-4pm LOCATION Room A
Three Bridges Health Clinic will be in the Roundhouse offering free flu vaccinations. No reservation required.
DATE Thu Nov 7
LOCATION Room A
(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This bi-monthly showcase, hosted by Shari Ulrich, features four exceptional singer/songwriters ranging from renowned veterans to up-and-coming writers, taking turns playing original work and sharing stories. Though the event has
This bi-monthly showcase, hosted by Shari Ulrich, features four exceptional singer/songwriters ranging from renowned veterans to up-and-coming writers, taking turns playing original work and sharing stories. Though the event has toured nationally, Vancouver remains its longest-standing host city.
SongBird North: Where Writers Sing and Tell is produced by Shari Ulrich for the Songwriters Association of Canada. The SAC gratefully acknowledges the support of the SOCAN Foundation. For more information on the SAC’s mandate, activities and membership programs, please visit www.songwriters.ca.
Background: Since 1995, SongBird North (formerly Bluebird North) has been a mainstay in Vancouver for songwriters from across the continent, as a bi-monthly showcase that features four talented singer/songwriters of widely varying styles, on stage together, taking turns playing their own original songs and sharing stories with one another and the audience about their work. The series has toured nationally, and has established itself in several other Canadian cities. Vancouver remains its longest-standing host city. www.songwriters.ca
A Roundhouse partnership with Songwriters Association of Canada
DATE Tue Nov 12
TIME 7:30pm (doors at 7pm)
LOCATION Performance Centre
TICKETS $18 at the door (discount for SAC members) or reserve online at Brown Paper Tickets
INFO songwriters.ca/songbirdnorth (Bios of featured artists) | FB @SongBirdNorthYVR
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Primarily known as an instrumentalist, Alberta born Doug Cox’s compositions and songs have also played a central role in his musical journey. His songs and music have been featured on numerous film and TV soundtracks, including Terry Gilliam’s feature film, Tideland, A&E’s Biography, Coyote Ugly, Steven Seagal’s Lawman, Auction Kings, Breaking Amish, Call of the Wildman, Chasing Classic Cars, Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and TV’s Duck Dynasty. Doug has earned innumerable raves, from the BBC’s whispering Bob Harris to magazines such as Guitar Player, he has long been an in-demand session player. In 2017, Doug was inducted into the BC Music Hall of Fame as a Pioneer Star for his extensive body of work as a writer-musician and producer. In 2019, he was awarded a place on the Comox Valley Walk of Fame and guested on the Grammy Nominated album by Los Texmaniacs, Cruzando Borders. He currently co-writes on Wednesdays when home, via Skype, with his musical buddy Linda McRae from Nashville. www.dougcox.org
Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson is a vocal powerhouse committed to making music that moves us, known for his regular appearances on CBC’s Vinyl Cafe with Stuart McLean. A classic introvert/extrovert combo, Reid now performs with his saucy wife and long-time song-writing partner Carolyn Mill. Along with winning the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for their first co-write RAIL, this creative couple wrote their way into the Vancouver Folk Music Festival by winning 1st prize in the Pickin’ a Folk Star Contest. Their catalog and repertoire have a wide ranging appeal with compelling originals plus unique interpretations of the work of Leonard Cohen, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and more. Reid and Carolyn have just released a new album, with all but one song co-written by this husband & wife creative team. Titled Me Daza, it was recorded in Schull, Co. Cork Ireland with producer Kieran Kennedy. Mature themes range from loving a woman during and after ‘The Change’, to Ireland’s abortion referendum, to coping with mental illness and social media. www.reidjamieson.com
Ryan McMahon, born and raised in Chemainus, BC, has carved out an almost 20-year career as an independent artist in Canada. He’s always been a genre fence sitter, hanging out on the edges of country just enough to say he isn’t. “Ryan sings to anyone and everyone who has ever got drunk, smoked, cried, loved or been loved,” says producer Andre Wahl (Hawksley Workman, Luke Doucet). Over the course of his career, Ryan has toured Canada countless times, released five full-length albums, and seen his music licensed nationally and abroad. 2012 marked winning 3 out of 5 nominations at the Vancouver Island Music Awards and co-founding ‘Lion Bear Fox,’ with song-writing colleagues Cory Woodward & Christopher Arruda. The band was named as one of the Top 20 Finalists for the 2013 Peak Performance Project in Vancouver. In 2014, Showtime’s original series, Californication, featured the single “I’ll Be Damned.” On Feb 1, 2019, Ryan released “In Line For a Smile.” “…I think that when I look back on a lifetime in music, this album will stand out as a high water mark for me. I’m extremely proud of it, and I can’t wait for it to reach not only my small fan base, but new ears as well.” www.ryanmcmahon.com
SHARI ULRICH (Host / Producer)
Shari’s 45-year career from Pied Pumkin through The Hometown Band and on as a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist has led to 25 albums, including collaborations with Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes (UHF), Barney Bentall & Tom Taylor (BTU), and the bluegrass band The High Bar Gang. Her work has garnered several Juno Award nominations and two wins, induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year, and the most fun making music a girl could ask for. Her passion for songwriters sharing a stage has led her to produce the Bluebird North and SongBird North series for the SAC for over 23 years, both locally and nationally. Her June solo release of Back To Shore on Borealis Reocrds has been added to folk charts throughout North America Records to great reviews. www.shariulrich.com
(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Society in reviewing the past year, including performances by our members. Following the presentation, you'll have a chance to mingle and connect, while
Join the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Society in reviewing the past year, including performances by our members. Following the presentation, you’ll have a chance to mingle and connect, while enjoying light refreshments and live music. Featuring:
BrightStars Performing Arts: Jordan Thomson, Founder of BrightStars Performing Arts, has been teaching at the Roundhouse Community Centre and other Vancouver Community Centres for the past 12 years. See our young ballet dancers, Elsie Roy All Star Performers, and the Junior Musical Theatre Troupe showcase their skills from this program.
Wailele Wai Wai: Experience the Aloha spirit through the modern Hawaiian hula known as Auana, which tells a story through hand and arm gestures, and rhythmic patterns.
Tonye Aganaba: Tonye Aganaba is a multidisciplinary artist, musician, and facilitator residing on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Their new album ‘Something Comfortable’ is an intentional and devotional endeavour inspired by their battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Presenting during refreshments, Tonye’s performances are connected and intimate experiences, and evoke a kind of vulnerability that we all hunger for.
DATE Wed Nov 13
LOCATION Performance Centre
TICKETS Free, register at bit.ly/RH1819
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New York based cellist and improviser Okkyung Lee collaborates with local electronic musicians to create a unique site specific performance piece. Lee’s broad array of inspirations—including noise, improvisation, jazz, western
New York based cellist and improviser Okkyung Lee collaborates with local electronic musicians to create a unique site specific performance piece. Lee’s broad array of inspirations—including noise, improvisation, jazz, western classical, and the traditional and popular music of her homeland, South Korea—forge her highly distinctive musical approach.
DATE Sat Nov 16
LOCATION Performance Centre
TICKETS Pay-what-you-want | Reserve a ticket online at newmusic.org or pay at the door
INFO firstname.lastname@example.org | 604-633-0861 | FB facebook.com/vannewmusic | TW/INSTA @vannewmusic
Free pre-show chat Nov 16, 7:15pm
Witness Lee and the ensemble work together to develop their final performance piece.
DATE Fri Nov 15
Roundhouse partnership with Vancouver New Music
(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This exhibition recognizes artistic excellence in traditional and contemporary art by artists who have been awarded the 2019 Fulmer Award in First Nations Art. It is an opportunity to interact
This exhibition recognizes artistic excellence in traditional and contemporary art by artists who have been awarded the 2019 Fulmer Award in First Nations Art. It is an opportunity to interact with significant artwork while heightening and sharing awareness of First Nations art and culture from throughout the province.
Fulmer Award in First Nations Art
A Roundhouse partnership with BC Achievement Foundation
Presented with the generous support of The Fulmer Foundation.
18 (Monday) 9:00 am - 21 (Thursday) 12:00 pm
Featuring the award-winning creations of the 2019 Carter Wosk Award in Applied Art + Design, this exhibition showcases talented innovators who inspire others as mentors and leaders, while offering an
Featuring the award-winning creations of the 2019 Carter Wosk Award in Applied Art + Design, this exhibition showcases talented innovators who inspire others as mentors and leaders, while offering an opportunity for connection and learning. Join us for a celebration of the arts and BC’s creative economy!
Carter Wosk Award in Applied Art + Design
Presented with the generous support of Dr. Yosef Wosk.
23 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 27 (Wednesday) 12:00 pm
Are you or is a loved one experiencing Depression, Addiction, Relational Distress, Anxiety, Chronic Anger, or are you Frustrated with family members, friends, people that work for you or you
Are you or is a loved one experiencing Depression, Addiction, Relational Distress, Anxiety, Chronic Anger, or are you Frustrated with family members, friends, people that work for you or you work with? The problems we are experiencing relationally and emotionally are preventable and fixable. We can all bring something much more potent to our emotional and relational lives. We think it is more efficient and much more fun to do this together—and good business!
On November 23 we are bringing a global event designed for the purpose of a) introducing you to the pod experience, and b) providing you an opportunity to take a step — a Big One!
You will have the option to participate and take That Step at this event. Bring your friends and colleagues and invite them to attend via streaming if they cannot make it to the physical venue. This will be an exciting event to share together.
Barry Samson is a Social Entrepreneur, Speaker, Coach and Group facilitator who is powerfully motivated to bring something potent to emotional life. He lives between Nanaimo and Northern Saskatchewan.
Main event is from 2pm to 5:30pm and there will be an optional Discussion Circle from 7pm to 9pm, if you would like to sit down with our group and ask us your many questions. Please plan on attending this. There is a great place to grab dinner just 200 metres from the venue.
(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Roundhouse | Performance Centre
With the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Rhythm Room, Danny Nielsen presents is second full length piece entitled On Foot. The show was originally developed
With the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Rhythm Room, Danny Nielsen presents is second full length piece entitled On Foot. The show was originally developed in Calgary during a month long residency with Toronto based pianist and composer Noah Franche-Nolan as a part of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks Creative Residency Program. The Vancouver show will feature a quartet led by Bonnie Northgraves (trumpet) featuring Dean Thiessen (piano), Wynston Minckler (bass) and drummer (TBA). The show will also feature young up and coming tap artists Jeffrey Dawson, Elise McGrenera, and Bryn Kinders. With associate direction by Shay Kuebler (Radical System Art) and additional choreography by NYC’s Lisa La Touche, On Foot will leave you energized and inspired.
(Sunday) 8:00 pm
The Roundhouse | Performance Centre