Concert by Bruce Huebner and Curtis Patterson

Jan 13, 2008

Concert, Performance


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


8:00 p.m.


This concert was the Canadian debut of Tokyo-based performers Bruce Huebner (shakuhachi) and Curtis Patterson (koto).

Huebner and Patterson described their sound as a “fresh musical outlook” for the koto (thirteen-string zither) and shakuhachi (bamboo flute).

The performance featured an eclectic collection of original compositions and arrangements by the duo including: “Going Home,” a simple dance-like melody with Celtic influences; “Daha (Breaking Waves),” a traditional Japanese piece played by itinerant monks while gathering alms; and an arrangement of “After the Rain” by legendary American saxophonist and composer John Coltrane.

Presented in partnership with Vancouver Pro Musica as part of their Further concert series, (formerly Further East/Further West).

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.