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Sonic Topographies, this year’s edition of Vancouver New Music’s annual festival, covers a lot of ground—yet it stays resolutely local at the same time, with vast aural vistas...
CloudBy Eric McCormack. Penguin, 424 pp, softcover Eldritch is a fabulous word, combining as it does elements of the antique and the skin-crawlingly creepy, but it’s not one that...
A lot of things have changed in jazz over the past 50 years, not the least being that the music is now taught in schools all over the world. The great solos of Louis Armstrong and...
{sidebar title='in + out'} Tanya Tagaq sounds off on the things enquiring minds want to know. On abstract sound and the megaphone of fame: “There’s so much strife in the world...
It couldn’t be more timely: battles in Iraq and Syria have bumped the Gaza disaster off most news feeds, but conflicts between Jews and Muslims still rage on in the Middle East...
With cello soloist Ariel Barnes. At the Orpheum on Sunday (October 5). Continues on Monday (October 6) at the Bell Performing Arts Centre The Elgar was great, but the Vaughan...
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb Roadsides (Independent) It would have given me great pleasure to announce that one of the year’s best Hebrew-language recordings was made in Vancouver, but no...
One might think that a bubbly Japanese pianist would be an anomaly in the land of tall and moody blonds, but it wasn’t until Naoko Sakata moved to Sweden that she truly felt at...
Newtonian physics is one of the topics that went undiscussed in the Georgia Straight’s brief but wide-ranging chat with Thurston Moore, but Sir Isaac might have had the former...
Early-morning interviews can be difficult, especially when the interviewer has spent the night wrestling with insomnia. That’s a state Carl Newman knows well, however, and the New...

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