Vancouver Helsinki Webcast

Feb 1, 2006

Concert, Performance


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front / Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland


11:00 a.m.


Two concerts were streamed between Vancouver and Helsinki, Finland. The ensembles interacted via video and audio streaming as well as instant messaging during each respective forty-minute performance. Both ensembles used instruments, electronics, digital sound processing, and acoustic improvisation in their performance. 

The performance in Helsinki was at the Sibelius Academy with twelve members of ImproMasters, conducted by Shinji Kanki.

Western Front hosted the Vancouver performance in the Grand Luxe Hall with participants from the New Orchestra Workshop, conducted by Nikki Carter. Musicians included Steve Bagnell (reeds/flute), Lisa Butel (voice), Blythe Donner (trombone), Fabienne Lacroix (clarinet/tuned glasses), Pessi Parviainen (guitar/percussion), Joe Rzemeniak (trumpet), Dawn-Zoe Simpson (accordion), and Randy Trottier (clarinet).

Video documentation available upon request.

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.