Thursday, March 9, 2017

Workshop with Lisa Miller, April 1st

                                                                       Photo by Dan Toulgoet

Saturday April 1st, 130-330pm

On April 1, Vancouver pianist and composer Lisa Cay Miller will lead a workshop that will present her composition ''water carrier,'' a graphic score for twelve instruments, which will be premiered by the Ensemble SuperMusique at le Gesù, Montréal on April 6. Participants in the workshop will create a condensed version of the piece. Miller will also lead improvisation exercises and discussions that will explore numerous improvisatory concepts that focus upon listening and performing with integrity as an individual and with sensitivity within a group. The workshop will be open to creative minds of any level of ability and will be presented in an inclusive and cooperative environment.

Miller’s compositions have been premiered by the Flat Earth Society, de Bijloke ensemble (Belgium) the Tetzepi Bigtet (Amsterdam), mmm… (Tokyo), NME, Pianorquestra (Brazil), le GGRIL, Quatuor Bozzini (Montreal), The NOW Society, Vancouver New Music, Standing Wave, Jesse Zubot, Turning Point Ensemble, Rachel Iwaasa, Hard Rubber Orchestra and the François Houle Jane Hayes duo (Vancouver).
Miller has performed with Nicole Mitchell, Butch Morris, John Zorn, Jessika Kenney, Eyvind Kang, Audrey Chen, (USA), Ig Henneman, Michael Moore, Wilbert de Joode, Anne La Berge, Jasper Stadhouders, Jean Yves Evrard and Jaochim Badenhorst, (Europe) Nova Musica Eletroacústica and Pianorquestra (Brazil), Ellwood Epps, Eric Normand, Le GRILL, (Montréal) Dylan van der Schyff, Peggy Lee, Jesse Zubot, François Houle, Ron Samworth, and the NOW Society ensembles (Vancouver). Miller is the Artistic Director of the NOW Society, proudly presenting Vancouver best improvisers in regular concerts and workshop series.
Registration: $20 in advance (by Paypal) / $25 cash at the event
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The workshop will take place at Casa Obscura, 4381 Papineau. There is a piano and a drum kit on site.

This workshop is presented in collaboration with Productions Supermusique

For more information please email

Pianist/composer Lisa Cay Miller is “making some of the most intricate and beautiful music that can be heard in Vancouver today.” --The Georgia Straight

“Vancouver-based pianist Lisa Miller deserves to be considered one of (the new improvisational movement’s) leading lights.” --The Globe and Mail