First World Anxieties

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
7:00 PM

Carla Huhtanen (soprano)
The Nu:BC Collective


Heritage Hall
3102 Main Street (at East 15th, in East Van) | google map

Doors and Bar open at approximately 6:30 pm | Concert starts at 7:00 pm
General Admission seating. All ages welcome.


Join Vancouver’s The Nu:BC Collective for the world premieres of provocative and playful new works by Montreal’s Gabriel Dharmoo and Vancouver’s Edward Top plus pieces by Canada’s Scott Godin and Japan’s Toshio Hosokawa.

The Nu:BC Collective is Paolo Bortolussi (flute), Eric Wilson (cello), and Corey Hamm (piano).  For the Modulus Festival appearance, they join forces with the sensational Toronto-based soprano Carla Huhtanen.  The concert also marks the release of The Nu:BC Collective’s new Redshift Records CD Beyond Shadows.


Heritage Hall is wheelchair accessible. Please inform Music on Main of any mobility needs when booking your tickets: 604.879.9888 or by email at

The 2014 Modulus Festival is generously sponsored by Bryan Price.

The Nu:BC Collective is supported by Canada Council for the Arts.



Scott Godin (born 1970)
Breathe In, Breathe Out for flute, cello, and piano (2013) Vancouver Premiere*
i: Introduction – Synchronicity
ii: Pranayama
iii: Cheyne-Stokes respiration – apnea (a “pass-out-acaglia”)

Edward Top (born 1972)
First World Problems (2014) World Premiere**

Toshio Hosokawa (born 1955)
Lied for flute and piano (2007)

Gabriel Dharmoo (born 1981)
Vestiges d’une fable (2014) World Premiere***

**Commissioned by The Nu:BC Collective with funds from the Canada Council for the Arts
**Commissioned by The Nu:BC Collective
***Commissioned by The Nu:BC Collective with financial support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec


Presented with The Nu:BC Collective


Single Tickets $25 ($10 students)
Buy online through Tickets Tonight or call Music on Main at 604.879.9888

Order a ticket package and save! First World Anxieties can be purchased as part of the Modulus Festival Pass, and the 6-Pack Sampler. Buy both Modulus concerts on October 29 for $35 ($15 students).

Can be purchased online through Tickets Tonight, or call us at 604.879.9888.