Music & Sound Festival 2023
APRIL 11 – 13, 2023 | 7:00 PM
Studio T – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver
TICKETS: Students (with valid Student ID) + Underemployed $5 | Seniors + SFU Alumni / Faculty / Staff $10 | General $15
Tuesday, April 11
Live performed works featuring the SCA Ensemble in Residence (Elisa Thorn – harp, James Meger – bass, Andromeda Monk – no-input mixer and synths, Feven Kidane – trumpet), as well as works featuring SCA student performers on instruments, objects, voice, electronics, and more.
Wednesday, April 12 & Thursday, April 13
A mixture of live performed and electronic works featuring SCA student performers on instruments, amplified objects, voice, live electronics, hybrid set-ups, and more.
Since graduating from the UBC School of Music in 2011, Elisa Thorn has become a much sought after addition to the Canadian creative music scene, known for her skilled use of extended techniques, electronic effects, and unconventional uses of harp. With the generous support of the British Columbia Arts Council she has studied composition with Dr. Lisa Cay Miller, music technology with Scott Morgan, and attended the International Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Center.
James Meger is an active bassist and composer working primarily in the fields of jazz, free improvisation and rock music. He has worked with many local and international players such as Wayne Horvitz, Lori Freedman, Ig Henneman and Kris Davis and plays in many ensembles such as: Ron Samworth’s Dogs Do Dream, Peggy Lee’s Echo Painting, Sick Boss, The Alicia Hansen band, The Bruno Hubert Trio, Ten Thousand Wolves, The Now Orchestra, Cow Trance, and many more.
Andromeda Monk is an improviser and composer who lives and plays electronic instruments on occupied xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories (Vancouver). She quit her avant-pop singer-songwriter career to write fiction in 2018, only to be promptly drawn back into music by the power of Noise. She released her first electronic effort, a no-input mixing board album called Image, in 2021. Her current work on the Analog Four synthesizer concerns holding space and the interaction between technology and memory.
Feven Kidane is an Ethiopian-Canadian composer, trumpeter, bassist, and electronic musician from Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, Səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. She adheres to the traditions of Black American Music ("jazz") of the '60s and '70s, studying its foundational components of decolonization, creation, spirituality, and self-liberation. As an improviser in Vancouver's free scene, she has worked alongside veterans of the genre including Douglas R. Ewart (Yusef Lateef, Anthony Braxton), as well as being a member of the New Orchestra Workshop Society (est. 1977). She also makes electronic music inspired by both her Blackness and video games of her youth under the moniker thehabeshaman.