Sonic memory, musical instruments, sounding objects, and improvised performance. Presentation by John Brennan.

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An artist talk with John Brennan discussing his recent investigations into the relationship between the “sonic memory” of musical instruments and improvised performance. 

Wednesday 22 January at 13.00
Free and open to everyone, a light lunch will be served.

John Brennan

John Brennan is a sound artist, drummer, and new music curator living in Vancouver, Canada. He has a BFA in Electroacoustic Studies from Concordia University and has toured extensively through Europe, Japan, and North America. Among the artists he performed, recorded and collaborated with are Elisa Ferrari, Raven Chacon, Chris Corsano, Nate Wooley, Marshall Trammell, William Hooker, Greg Saunier, Graham Lambkin, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Áine O’Dwyer, John Dikeman, Chris Cogburn, DJ Olive among others. Between 2012 and 2016 he founded and curated Destroy Vancouver (DV) an improvised music and sound art series produced by VIVO Media Arts Centre. In recent years, his work on performance and improvisation has expanded to include sound installations and sound sculptures that consider the relationship between the sonic memory of musical instruments,  performance, and improvisation.

John Brennan’s website.

Opening Week BEK 2020

When BEK opened its newly renovated premises in 2019, we did so with a number of events during the opening weeks. We think this was so fun that we are happy to open 2020 with a new opening week! This year we will be inviting you again to a series of presentations, workshops and concerts January 20 – 28! See the full programme here.