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Dispatches

Michał Kozłowski on the ineffable Beverly Glenn-Copeland. Read more

Reviews

VIFF 2019: Water Over Glass

Jason Zumpano, a Vancouver musician and composer, creates dreamy vintage-inspired music as inspiration for four filmmakers in this collaborative work. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF Live—Beyond the Screen

The traditional cinematic experience is expanding to include live scoring, narrated documentaries and multimedia shows. Thoughts on new directions in storytelling and VIFF Live highlights from programmer Ken Tsui. Read more

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Lenea Grace says a Eulogy for Stan Rogers. Read more

Poetry

PuSh Festival 2019: Marginal Consort

A legendary Japanese improvisational quartet creates sounds both mesmerizing and unexpected. Read more

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PuSh Festival 2019: 100 Keyboards

A deep, immersive sound collage develops over an hour and a half, produced by toy keyboards. Read more

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PuSh Fetival 2018: Foxconn Frequency (no. 3)

Cacophony and spectacle in a truly genre-defying work of lights, noise, numbers and keyboards. Read more

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PuSh Festival: Radio Rewrite

New music composed by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood. Read more

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Summer road trips, books and cider

It's time to go listen to music in a field, watch an eclipse or seek out strange alcoholic beverages. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

PuSh 2017: Zappa Meets Varèse & Oswald

Three twentieth century composers who add a twist and some kick to their sound and mode. Read more

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Matt Reznek

PuSh Festival 2017: It is happening

What makes Vancouver's PuSh performing arts festival so cool? Thoughts on this year and years past. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: Gimme Danger

The story of the Stooges, one of rock's great bands. Read more

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Pickathon 2016: The weekend continues

So many more tunes from the beautiful Happy Valley. Read more

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Pickathon 2016: It Begins

Kicking things off with songs in the woods and very good vibes. Read more

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Pickathon 2016 Preview

I head south to Oregon for a second year of camping, eating and listening at the Pickathon music festival - folk, rock, world and much more. Read more

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Levitation Vancouver

Multitude of musical offerings in Vancouver. Read more

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Levitation Music Festival Preview

Psych rock fest comes to Vancouver starting June 16th. Read more

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PuSh 2016: Monumental

Photo: Chris Randle

PuSh 2016: Monumental

An epic, bombastic combination of melodic noise and wild physicality as Godspeed You! Black Emperor meets Holy Body Tattoo Read more

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