Alternative Energies – Sound and Sustainability Events in the Community

Taking place throughout September and October 2014, Alternative Energies offers a series of events that explore the intersection of art and sustainability presented by an exciting variety of arts, educational, and community organizations in Vancouver.

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Canadian Music Centre – BC Region and Vancouver New Music present
At the Edge of Wilderness
A video installation about ghost towns in

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Sonic Topographies – VNM Festival – Oct. 16 – 19, 2014

Vancouver New Music Festival 2014
Sonic Topographies
Sound, music, and sustainability
October 16 – 19, 2014
Composers and sound artists all over the world are turning their ears to the music of the earth and its people to reconsider what artistic creation means in a context that fosters sustainable ideas about creativity, culture, and

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Free (Reed) Association – September 14, 2014

Free (Reed) Association
Featuring Miss Murgatroid (Portland), with Sick Boss, and a cabaret performance by Elliot Vaughan and Elysse Cheadle
Sunday, September 14, 2014; 8PM
Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd floor)[map]
Tickets $12 Early-bird – to July 31, $15 advance (limited availability); $18 at the door. Available at

Vancouver New Music partners with

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2014-15 Concert Series and 2014 Festival

Concert Series subscriptions are $112, available from / 1.800.838.3006 or through Vancouver New Music at info[at]newmusic[d0t]org / 604.633.0861.

Rushes Ensemble perform Michael Gordon’s Rushes
Saturday, November 22, 2014; 8PM
Free pre-show chat at 7PM.
Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd floor, Vancouver)
Single tickets

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Complaints Choir – May 17, 2014

The next Complaints Choir will take to the streets May 17, 2014!
This new installment of the Complaints Choir is being created by Vanessa Richards and the Woodward’s Community Singers. If you’d like to take part, feel free to drop in on this drop-in choir and join the group Thursday nights from 6

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Spring Soundwalks – April 27 + May 4, 2014

Waterfront Station Soundwalk
Sunday, April 27, 2014 | 2PM
Led by Josh Hite, Jorma Kujala and Kristen Roos
Meeting location: Waterfront Station entrance.
meet at the pillar with the address: 601 West Cordova St. [map]

Traversing both above and below ground, this walk will lead listeners through the transient spaces and ephemeral sounds

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Sequitur – April 12, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 8PM; Pre-show chat at 7PM
Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor)
Tickets $35 regular/$15 students and seniors (taxes and venue surcharges included)
Tickets available at or 1.800.838.3006.


Jennifer Butler, The tide rises, the tide falls*
Barbara Pentland’s Tides, 1984

Dorothy Chang, Nocturne, in nine fragments*
Jean Coulthard’s Poem, 1947

Owen Underhill, The Curio Box*
Rudolf Komorous’ The Seven

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Sound Space Architecture – March 22, 2014

Sound Space Architecture
Saturday, March 22, 2014 | 8PM
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (2260 West Mall, UBC Point Grey Campus) [map]
Tickets $35 regular/$15 students and seniors (taxes included). Tickets available at or 1.800.838.3006 (surcharges apply).

Featuring the premiere performances of two brand new works commissioned by Vancouver New Music, all of the ensemble

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Sonic Playground – January 26, 2014

Sonic Playground – WORKSHOP FULL
Sunday, January 26, 2014 | 10AM – 2PM
Vancouver Academy of Music (1270 Chestnut Street) [map]
Free – registration required; email info [at] newmusic [dot] org or call 604.633.0861 to register.

In this workshop open to youths aged 8 to 12, Sound Out Loud (Justin Devries and Robyn Jacob) will lead

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