"Vancouver's annual Music on Main festival provides western Canada with
one of the finest windows onto the post-classical scene."
September 27-30, 2012
Heritage Hall (Main Street at East 15th)
The Roundhouse (Pacific at Davie)
The 2012 Modulus Festival is generously sponsored by Bryan Price.
Immerse yourself in four days of adventurous music.
Since 2006, Music on Main’s audiences have shown a voracious, generous appetite for great music. The Modulus Festival helps satisfy that appetite. Audiences and artists alike can explore new musical paths, re-discover classic pieces, and get to know each other in a casual, festive atmosphere.
For four days, the Modulus Festival lets you connect with leading musicians and composers in intimate, fun settings filled with great music.
Meet Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre), LA’s Calder Quartet, and many of Vancouver’s most exciting and engaging musicians. You’ll discover Michael Gordon’s Clouded Yellow, Olivier Messiaen’s Visions de L’Amen, and Richard Reed Parry’s Drones/Revelations alongside a string quartet by Felix Mendelssohn, world premieres from the UK’s Michael Finnissy and Vancouver’s Jocelyn Morlock, music by Kaija Saariaho, and lots more.
Bar opens 1 hour prior to show time, and stays open afterward. All ages welcome.
Each concert is $35. (Students $15)
Free Sunday Afternoon concert at the Roundhouse
Buy tickets online at Tickets Tonight.
For phone orders, call us at 604.879.9888.
The Festival Pass gives you access to all five Modulus Festival concerts.
$99 (general admission), and $49 (student)
Call Music on Main at 604.879.9888 or puchase online.
The 2012 Modulus Festival is generously sponsored by Bryan Price
with the support from the British Columbia Arts Council.
Don't miss Opening Night of the Modulus Festival. Featuring music For Heart and Breath by Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre), world premieres by Michael Finnissy and Jocelyn Morlock, and Olivier Messiaen’s Visions de L’Amen.... read more
Modulus Night Music | Friday, September 28, 2012 10:30 PM
Two spellbinding musicians join forces for an evening of improvisational magic. Mei Han, zheng (Chinese zither) & Michael Red, laptop weave pre-programmed structures, live looping and processing of found sounds in a spontaneous musical tapestry of our town... read more
Modulus Friday Night | Friday, September 28, 2012 8:00 PM
Meet Los Angeles’ Calder Quartet. Whether playing with bands like The National or performing a classical recital at Carnegie Hall, the Calder Quartet’s music making make audiences feel every note, and hear every gorgeous sound. Music by Andy Akiho, Michael Gordon, Andrew Norman, and Felix Mendelssohn.... read more
Modulus Saturday Night | One Night Stand: Kaija Saariaho | Saturday, September 29, 2012
Spend a night getting to know the tantalizingly seductive and intellectually stimulating music of Kaija Saariaho. Featuring members of the Music on Main All-Star Band, the concert brings together iconic music with seldom-heard works that give us insight into one of today’s great composers.... read more
Modulus Free Sunday Afternoon Concert | Sunday, September 30, 2012
Don’t miss this free afternoon concert featuring Drones/Revelations from composer Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre). You’ll also discover the Express Your Voice Choir led by the inimitable DB Boyko.... read more