2018 Modulus Festival

November 2-6, 2018
Music on Main’s Modulus Festival
Five days. Great music.
This fall, don’t miss what the Georgia Straight calls “a fantastic gift to the city.”

 

Single tickets from $20
Student tickets from $10
Pick-4 Festival pack: Choose any four concerts and receive a 20% discount
Tickets on sale September 14, 2018.

NEWS! The 2018 Modulus Festival was chosen as a Critic’s Pick in The Georgia Straight 2018 Fall Arts Preview.

 

“Vancouver’s annual Music on Main festival provides western Canada
with one of the finest windows onto the post-classical scene.”

Gramophone Magazine

From November 2 – 6, 2018, the Modulus Festival returns. Connect with leading musicians and composers from around the world in fun, intimate settings.

This year’s festival takes place at the beautiful Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, CBC Studio 700, and The Post at 750.


The Modulus Festival is generously sponsored by Christine Choi and Bryan Price.


festival schedule

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018
8:00pm | Walking in Beauty: a concert-ritual
featuring: Ensemble Variances (France), Thierry Pécou (composer & conductor), Katarina Livljanić (contralto & composer), and Noa Frenkel (contralto)
The Roundhouse

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018
12:30pm | Awesome Talks – FREE!
featuring: Thierry Pécou (composer & conductor), Graham McKenzie (Artistic Director of Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival), and Laura Bowler (vocalist & composer)
These dynamic talks feature artists from around the world illuminating ideas about music, composers, and new directions.
The Post at 750

2:00pm | percussion music is revolution – FREE!
featuring: Driftwood Percussion
music by: Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Jennifer Butler, and Jennifer Higdon
The Roundhouse

5:00pm | blazed more brightly
featuring: Claire Marchand (flute) & Albertina Chan (harp)
music by: Owen Underhill, R. Murray Schafer, Salvatore Sciarrino, Claude Debussy, Steve Reich, Caroline Lizotte, and Nicole Lizée
CBC Studio 700

8:00pm | MalFFFunction
featuring: Laura Bowler & the Music on Main All-Star Band
Presented in collaboration with Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
The Roundhouse

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2018
12:30pm | Awesome Talks – FREE!
featuring: Nicole Lizée (composer) & Eve Egoyan (pianist)
These dynamic talks feature artists from around the world illuminating ideas about music, composers, and new directions.
The Post at 750

2:00pm | echo replay
featuring: Richard Uttley (piano)
music by: Eric Wubbels, Michael Cutting, Naomi Pinnock, and Georg Friedrich Haas
Presented in collaboration with Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
CBC Studio 700

8:00pm | Eve Egoyan’s Solo for Duet
music by: Eve Egoyan, Nicole Lizée, John Oswald, David Rokeby, Michael Snow, and Linda Catlin Smith
The Roundhouse

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2018
5:00pm | Canteen Concert – FREE! RSVP Required.
featuring: Richard Uttley (piano)
Presented in collaboration with The Post at 750.
The Post at 750

7:30pm | DOXA at Modulus
Presented in collaboration with DOXA Documentary Film Festival.
The Roundhouse

9:00pm | Trading Places: Un Échange
featuring Ida Toninato (saxophone) and Émilie Girard-Charest (cello), alongside stellar Vancouver talent.
Presented in collaboration with Western Front New Music, Coastal Jazz, NOW Society, and Montreal’s Suoni Per Il Popolo.
The Roundhouse

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018
8:00pm | Mythos
featuring: Standing Wave
music by: Keith Hamel, Phillipe LeRoux, Laura Bowler, Jocelyn Morlock, Anna Höstman, and Harry Stafylakis
Presented in collaboration with Standing Wave.
The Roundhouse

Tickets

Tickets will go on sale September 14, 2018.