Hear it NOW 2013: Orkestra Futura Goes Graphic

@ 8:00pm

$20 General / $15 Western Front & NOW Members

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Fusing composition and improvisation in an innovative West Coast style, local ensemble Orkestra Futura returns to the Western Front for an evening of improvised music and storytelling through graphic scores.


Orkestra Futura traces its roots through the NOW Orchestra to Vancouver’s C.O.R.D. Orchestra (Community Orchestra for Research and Development) of the late 1970s. Inspired by the exploration of improvisation in a large ensemble context, Orkestra Futura continues to explore how the composed form and improvisation can best enhance each other. Boasting a 23-year history, this ensemble is rightly renowned for its longevity and creative output of improvised music. Under the NOW umbrella (in its 33rd year), Orkestra Futura is the only ensemble of its kind in Canada – an improvisational group with a unique West Coast music style.