Music

 Celesse McCarthy

Music For Lamps + Music For Internet + Music For Furniture @ VIVO

Music For Lamps + Music For Internet + Music For Furniture @ VIVO

VIVO's Latest Video Bar immerses it’s audience in sound, light, and vibration

Words by Celesse McCarthy Photos by Dennis Ha and Elisa Ferrari   I’m sitting outside City Centre Motel on Main. VACANCY is illuminated, and across the street, Hot Art Wet City is electrified by voyeurs. I’m drinking cider. I see a woman wearing a uniform sauntering down the sidewalk, whirling her sweater – the sun […]

 Shalon WH

Spatial Poetics XII: Release Me @ SFU Woodwards

Spatial Poetics XII: Release Me @ SFU Woodwards

Interdisciplinary and experimental evening binds both performers and audience through challenging conceptions of space and expectations

Words by Shalon W-H and Celesse McCarthy To kick off the 37th annual Powell Street Festival, an interdisciplinary event entitled Spatial Poetics XII: Release Me took place on July 6th 2013. On the top floor of SFU Woodwards Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is a small stage – Studio D – equipped with scaffolded seating. […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Art Bar at On Main Gallery

Art Bar at On Main Gallery

Extensive mitosis and tessellation erupt into amoebic bear hugs

Words by Alicia McLean Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk “I wanted to create something that is as easy to ignore as it is to notice,” Patrick McManus explained to to me as we sat in the temporary side-walk-cum-lobby of the On Main Gallery. Dressed all in black, his patterned white collar conjures the impression of a […]

 Celesse McCarthy

Destroy Vancouver: Where the Noise Is

Destroy Vancouver: Where the Noise Is

words by Celesse McCarthy photographs by Alan Derksen The piano is puckered with fingerprints. The crowd is made up of fellow Jazz Fest musicians and the luminescent public. The purveyors are tamed and titillated. Even as they seat, they are immediately engaged in the space – as a species. Two pages of sheet music adorn […]

 Lucia Misch

Summer BBQ Fiesta of Music at The Media Club

Summer BBQ Fiesta of Music at The Media Club

Four Local Bands Rock the Excitement of a Pacific Coast Summer

Words by Lucia Misch Pics by Faber Neifer Walking through the zealous warmth of Saturday night towards the Summer BBQ Fiesta at the Media Club, it was impossible to miss the mass of BC Place, sitting like an engorged anemone one block south of the much smaller venue. Rumbling cheers of white noise burst intermittently […]

 Alan Derksen

Community Unity Celebration

Community Unity Celebration

The launch of a new, outdoor and inclusive event in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside aims to build community "by defeating and challenging the legacy of isolation and segregation by creating space in the outdoors for cultural sharing"

Photos by Alan Derksen We acknowledge that Vancouver is located on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples. On Friday afternoon from 11am-4pm, an ambitious project held it’s inaugural event in the Downtown Eastside. The Community Unity Celebration is a community-initiated, community-led group that aims to strengthen Vancouver’s DTES by coming together to […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Interview With Barbara Adler, Extravagant Signals Series Curator

Interview With Barbara Adler, Extravagant Signals Series Curator

The co-creator of Vancouver's newest and most diverse art & performance series discusses peacocks, toeholds, and the fitness of the local creative communities

Words by Hailey McCloskey and Ash Tanasiychuk Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk Once you’ve become versatile in talent, active in contribution, and well respected by your art communities, where do you go from there? In what other ways can your talents, hard work and passion be built upon and fed back into community? — Barbara Adler, […]

 Sheng Ho

Peak Performance Project 2013 Launch Party

Peak Performance Project 2013 Launch Party

Annual band competition kicks off at Fortune Sound Club with performances by The Boom Booms, Dear Rouge, and Dominique Fricot

The 2013 edition of the Peak Performance Project officially launched this week and VANDOCUMENT was invited to document the action. Our sharpshooter Sheng Ho mixed with the crowds at Fortune Sound Club and shot this gallery, encompassing the entire night, from The Top 20 Announcement, through performances by Dominique Fricot, Dear Rouge, and The Boom […]

 Shalon WH

Music and Movement Mondays

Music and Movement Mondays

A weekly collaboration of always changing dancers, musicians and locations, Ben Brown's experiment in cross-discipline dialogue is the stepping stone for Shapes In Sound

Written by Shalon W-H and Ash Tanasiychuk Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk and Yvonne Chew A unique series of evening events featuring a variety of multidisciplinary arts – Extravagant Signals – is about to launch into its inaugural year (June 15-22 2013). To prepare, Vandocument’s Shalon and Ash got a sneak preview of the improv music […]

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