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Vatcher/Buck/Moor/Samworth, Homage Collage : Improv for Al Neil, Samworth/Tung/Dhillon, Berne/van der Schyff/Courvoisier/Lee/Feldman/Speed

Sun. June 29th 2008 12pm - 6pm Roundhouse - Performance Centre (All Ages) 12pm - 6pm


Two drummers! Two guitarists! The Wire (London) calls California-born, Amsterdam-based Michael Vatcher a drummer who “can swing like mad, insert homemade instruments with precision and delicacy, and thrash the hell out of everything.” The addition of the creative and adventurous Australian drummer/percussionist Tony Buck into this group should ... more info

Homage Collage : Improv for Al Neil

Two generations of Vancouver’s great improvisers collaborate in this tribute to the innovative Vancouver artist Al Neil. Neil’s career as a pianist, composer, writer, bricoleur, and performance artist has spanned 60 years, and his influence on Vancouver’s artistic communities has been both profound and enduring. Drummer Gregg Simpson (also a ... more info


Vancouver is home to many fine improvisers from both Eastern and Western cultures. Guitarist/composer Ron Samworth, a cornerstone of Canada’s creative music community, has a keen ear for unusual textures and approaches, improvising with a unique structural conception. He leads the acclaimed quartet Talking Pictures and composes for theatre, film,... more info
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