Wonderment 2021 - 6th Edition - Free Outdoor In-Person Events
Wonderment's 2nd day starts with George Rahi's ambient sound sculpture installations at Fisherman's Wharf Park (12pm-5pm) and performances by...
(Brazil / Vancouver BC)
SET TIME: 2:45pm
Alexandre Klinke is a composer and media artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil, based in Vancouver, BC. With a background as a musician, as well as a videographer and video editor, his works encompass different fields such as media and installation art, music for film, sound design and performance. The division and sense of foreignness associated with the experience of immigration are often present in his pieces, where he seeks to find connections and patterns in seemingly unrelated events, juxtaposing audio and video material from different times and places.
SET TIME: 2:00pm
A talented improvisor and performer, award-winning violinist Meredith Bates is known for her elegant and virtuosic sound. She has spent most of the past twenty years recording and performing around the world in celebrated ensembles, such as Pugs and Crows (JUNO winner 2013, WCMA 2016), Gentle Party, and projects led by Vancouver music icons Tony Wilson, Ford Pier, Leah Abramson, and Peggy Lee. She is a collaborator at heart and relishes any opportunity to join forces with other likeminded artists.
Recently, Meredith has been focusing on her own projects. In December 2020, she released an epic ambient and experimental debut solo album, ‘If Not Now‘, produced by Chris Gestrin on Phonometrograph. Featuring layers of processed violin and viola, it is inspired by our relationship to one another and our natural surroundings.
GEORGE RAHI - SOUND SCULPTURES
(Philadelphia / Vancouver BC)
George Rahi is a composer and sound artist based in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territories. He uses self-created and altered instruments as a method of exploring the intersections between acoustic and digital technologies, modes of listening, and spatial and architectural thinking. His work includes installations, instrument making, compositions for pipe organ, solo + ensemble performance, and works for radio, theatre + public spaces. He has presented throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He holds an MFA from Simon Fraser University and is the recipient of the 2018 R. Murray Schafer Soundscape award. In 2019 he began a year-long mentorship with sound artist and kinetic sculptor Trimpin. George Rahi's sound sculptures "Frequencies" and "Pulses // Patterns" will feature at Fisherman's Wharf Park on Saturday, July 31, from 12pm to 5pm.
ABOUT FISHERMAN'S WHARF PARK
This park is adjacent to Fisherman's Wharf on the Inner Harbour. There is a children's playground located in the park. Washrooms are available on the docks on Fisherman's Wharf. Please come prepared with water and sunscreen, and we encourage attendees to "Pack-It-In / Pack-It-Out" and walk / cycle / bus to our events. BC Transit Bus Route #2 has a stop right at the park. There is no smoking in CRD public parks. Please also be respectful of physical distancing - hand sanitizer and masks will be available if needed.
The 6th edition of Wonderment is presented by the Garden City Electronic Music Society (GCEMS) and supported by the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, the BC Arts Council, the Capital Regional District and the City of Victoria. Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made at our events or online through http://www.gcems.ca
. GCEMS is a CRA-registered charity and donations receive a tax receipt.