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Past Shows

Sat. March 24th 2018
NOW Society
Sun. April 19th 2015
@  South Side of Lost Lagoon, Stanely Park (All Ages)
NOW in the Trees! NOW Society, Brad Muirhead, Rod Murray, Dave Say, John Paton, Saul Berson, John Korsrud, Graham Ord, Bruce Freedman
Sat. June 28th 2008
NOW Society, Fuhler/La Berge/ Müller/ Charles, Eisenstadt/Joode/Delius/Plimley, Berne/Formanek
Fri. April 11th 2008
Through the Eyes of a Child NOW Society
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NOW Society

Contemporary Improvised Music from Vancouver BC
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Continuing Under New Name - Confirmed: Nov. 10, 2015 (Archived)

Contact Details

Lisa Miller
Fostering community by advancing the ideas, values and practice of creative improvisational music through performance, composition, collaboration, engagement, mentoring and publication.

The artistic mission of the New Orchestra Workshop (NOW) Society is to create, develop and provide a focus for original music that fuses improvisation and composition, the predetermined with the undefined. Events planned and unplanned are linked, craft and skill navigates the endless possibilities of the unkown. We are committed to providing opportunities for musicians to gain musical experience and exposure to an improvisational community of creative artists and audiences. By producing concerts and recordings, the NOW Society engages in adventurous creativity that offers composers and improvisers a context in which to develop new work and to explore their craft. Audiences experience local, domestic and international artists who are making a lasting contribution to improvisational music. The community is encouaraged to parcticipate in workshops to explore improvised music and its relationship to other disciplines such as dance, theatre, spoken word, video and film.

Under the umbrella of the New Orchestra Workshop Society (NOW), an organization presenting creative music in Vancouver for 25 years, the large ensemble has been the vehicle for a number of remarkable projects including concerts, modern dance scores, workshops, and recordings. Over the last decade they have performed with George Lewis, Barry Guy, René Lussier, and others. With Ron Samworth guitar, Bill Clark, Kevin Elaschuk trumpets, Graham Ord, Bruce Freedman, Saul Berson saxophones, Ralph Eppel, Brad Muirhead trombones, Paul Blaney, Clyde Reed basses, Kate Hammett-Vaughan vocals, Paul Kikuchi drums.
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Last Lineup

Kenton Loewendrums
Clyde Reedbass
Paul Blaneybass
Coat Cookereeds / flute
J.P. Cartertrumpet
Stefan Smulovitzelectronics / viola
Skye Brooksdrums
Tommy Babinbass
Chris Gestrinkeyboards / piano
D.B. Boykovoice
Chad MacQuarrieguitar
Patrick PennefatherKeyboards / piano

Past Members

Saul Berson?-200
Status: Continuing Under New Name
- Last confirmed Nov. 10, 2015