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A NOW 40th Anniversary Presentation: George Lewis’ Shadowgraph 5 Marathon

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Western Front Society

303 8 AVE E

Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1

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41 artists! 11 bands! continuous music!

NOW proudly begins our 40th year by presenting a performance of George Lewis’ composition Shadowgraph 5. Eleven stellar NOW ensembles with connections to NOW that span four decades will present a four-hour stream of improvisatin and interpretation. This will be an informal community event (a potluck!).

Tickets $20 general $10 musicians and students
NOW members get $5 off tickets.

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Schedule:

7:00 Sawdust Collector – James Meger, Cole Schmidt, Barbara Adler, Stephanie Cyr, Eden Solomon
7:20 Sandbox – Jeff Younger, Kristian Naso, Russel Sholberg, Bernie Arai
7:40 Nikki Carter Trio – Nikki Carter, Clyde Reed, Kenton Loewen

8:00 Now Ensemble – Lisa Cay Miller, James Meger, Skye Brooks, JP Carter
8:20 Paul Plimley Trio - Paul Plimley, Dylan van der Schyff, Clyde Reed
8:40 Unity – Roger Baird, Graham Ord, Paul Blaney, Bill Clark

9:00 break
9:20 NOW Workshop Ensemble - Margot Leigh Butler, Sheila Jones, Dave Todd, Ian Migicovsky, Johanna Hauser, Don Chow, Kenneth Schroeder, Michael DuBelko, Gary Wildeman
9:40 MuseArt Roger Baird, Ralph Eppel, Tony Wilson, Paul Blaney, François Houle

10:00 Merge Ensemble – Meredith Bates, Jeff Younger, Tom Wherret, Elisa Thorn
10:20 Freedman/Muller/ Reed/van der Schyff
10:40 Talking Pictures – Ron Samworth, Dylan van der Schyff, Peggy Lee, Bill Clark

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Originally recorded by Muhal Richard Abrams with Anthony Davis, Douglas Ewart, Leroy Jenkins, George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell and Abdul Wadud in 1978, Shadowgraph 5 was composed in 1977, the same year of the NOW Society’s beginnings. American composer George Lewis and his composition have a long standing history with NOW, the work was recorded in 1999 by the George Lewis & The Now Orchestra and released as George Lewis and the NOW Orchestra: The Shadowgraph Series by spool records.

Lewis on the NOW Orchestra release:

‘I regard the NOW Orchestra as one of the finest large ensembles active in the last twenty years. The combination of high levels of individual creativity and virtuosity with a strong sense of collectivity is a rare and treasured combination that the NOW Orchestra manifests very strongly.’
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