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Event Archive - Proliferasian, Lan Tung, JP Carter, Ron Samworth, Kevin Romain , Colin Cowan, Finn Machinne

Sun. September 11th 2016 Annex (All Ages)
7:30pm - 9:30pm doors at 7:00pm
Proliferasian performs cutting edge music rooted in Chinese music and avant-garde jazz, representing the merging of two genres. The musicians explore the contrasting, complimenting, and sometimes contradicting natures of multiple influences. The result is a new musical species that proliferates and transforms continuously. Proliferasian may take inspiration from Asian music, literature, landscape, legends, or paintings, but its music will definitely break any preconceptions of Asian cultures.

Formed in 2012, Proliferasian consists of some of Vancouver's most innovative musicians: Lan Tung (erhu/Chinese violin & vocals), JP Carter (trumpet and electronics), Colin Edward Cowan (bass), and Kevin Romain (drums). Joining the band are guitarist Ron Samworth and cellist Finn Manniche. Proliferasian has performed at the Sonic Boom Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Capilano University Concert Series, the Sound of Dragon Music Festival, and various local venues. This concert is co-presented by Sound of Dragon Society, Proliferasian, and the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, and sponsored by the BC Arts Council and the City of Vancouver.

co-presented by Sound of Dragon Society, Proliferasian, Coastal Jazz & Blues


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Lan Tung (folk/classical/world/experimental/contemporary)

Crossing between Vancouver’s new music, improvised music and world music scenes, Lan Tung is the artistic director of Orchid Ensemble, Sound of Dragon Society, and Proliferasian. Lan has appeared as a soloist with Orchestre Metropolitain (Montreal) and Symphony Nova Scotia, and as a soloist/composer with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Turning Poin... more info

JP Carter (experimental instrumentalist)

Projects include Inhabitants, Fond of Tigers, Tony Wilson 6tet, Great Aunt Ida, Carsick and the Aeroplane Trio... more info

Ron Samworth (Jazz)

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, and dance projects. Samworth has performed with Barry Guy, Wayne Horvitz, Han Benni... more info