Featuring a program of invigorating and inspiring live performances at various venues across Vancouver, Music on Main returns to full festival mode to welcome audiences to listen, in-person, to more great music.
The 2022 Modulus Festival, invites audiences to engage in the live music, hear performances by legendary composers, and learn and discover something new!
Highlights off the Festival include the return of Nancy Tam and Robyn Jacob’s “Double Happiness: Detour This Way,” a collection of personal stories of migration from the Chinese diaspora with an art-pop aesthetic. Late night concerts curated by Coastal Jazz feature three nights of improv with Modulus musicians. François Houle’s Canadian premiere of “The Secret Lives of Colour,” makes moving music based on the historical connections between the moods and spirits of colour.
Take in the musical poetry of Ayelet Gottlieb’s “13 Lunar Mediations: Summoning the Witches,” which explores our relationship with the moon and the effect it has on us. Experience the lingering beauty of Dory Hayley singing Morton Feldman’s legendary “Three Voices.” Listen to the music of dreams with Vancouver favourite, Standing Wave. Enter Steven Takasugi’s imaginative world of spectacular chaos, as No Hay Banda performs “Side Show,” taking audiences on an adventure full of absurd tragedy.
Whether selecting one or many Modulus Festival events, the 2022 program offers something new for everyone to discover. Tickets go on sale Wednesday to reconnect with the music and other members of the audience.
Music on Main’s 2022 Modulus Festival offers six full days of musical events:
NOVEMBER 2-12 @ Various Times
Double Happiness: Detour This Way; featuring: Nancy Tam, Robyn Jacob, Emily Cheung, Jasmine Chen, Molly MacKinnon, Kevin Romain, Emma Postl, and Jeff Gammon
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 @ 7:30pm
François Houle’s “The Secret Lives of Colour”; featuring: Joëlle Léandre, double bass; Alexander Hawkins, piano; Kate Gentile, drums; Hamin Honari, percussion; Gordon Grdina, oud and acoustic guitar; and François Houle, basset clarinet
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 @ 7:30pm
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb’s “13 Lunar Meditations: Summoning the Witches”
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6 @ 3pm
Free Family Concert featuring The BC Chinese Music Ensemble
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Dory Hayley sings Morton Feldman’s “Three Voices”
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 @ 7:30pm
Standing Wave Ensemble’s “In Dreams”; featuring: Christie Reside, flute; AK Coope, clarinet; Rebecca Whitling, violin; Cristian Markos, cello; Allen Stiles, piano; and Vern Griffiths, percussion
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 @ 7:30pm
No Hay Banda plays Steven Kasuo Takasugi’s “Side Show”; featuring: Jeff Stonehouse, flute; Lori Freedman, clarinet; Yves Charuest, alto saxophone; Geneviève Liboiron, violin; Jean René, viola; Émilie Girard-Charest, cello; Daniel Áñez, piano; Noam Bierstone, solo vocalizing percussionist; Gabriel Dufour-Laperrière, electronics; and Steven Kazuo Takasugi, staging