explorASIAN Festival Blog

Monday, June 2, 2008

NEW: Western New Music and Chinese Sensibilities - June 4 - 7pm

The Vancouver Public Library - 350 West Georgia
Alice Mackay room (lower level)
Free admission

In honour of Asian Heritage Month, join us for the fifth program in a six-part series produced by The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO), that aims to shed new light on the art of intercultural music-making. John Oliver, a composer of tremendous experience and much renown in the 'new music' world, has been exploring inter-cultural music making for some years now. He will present a program, together with several of his Chinese musical ollaborators, delving into the ways of creating inter-cultural music with a modern compositional sensibility.

The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra in collaboration with the Vancouver Public Library presents Music of the Whole World Explorations of World Music Cultures by Canadian Composers

A series highlighting the emerging art of intercultural music - Come enjoy an educational evening of music listening, appreciation, and live performance. Music of the Whole World is a free presentation of the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO) in collaboration with the Vancouver Public Library.

The aim of this six part series is to provide access to educational materials that deal with the art of intercultural music making. Whether you are a veteran composer, a beginning student of music, or simply a music lover wishing to learn more about the many musics of world and the bridges between them, this series is one you will not want to miss.