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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Open from Tuesday to
Sunday 12 pm → 6 pm

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10 Jul 15·8:30 PM


Mungo Thomson: Crickets

Offsite at Emery Barnes Park

A person dressed in black plays the violin outdoors in a park. There are buildings, trees and benches in the background.

Mungo Thomson, Crickets, 2015. Photo: SITE Photography

To create Crickets (2012-2013), Thomson collaborated with composer Michael Webster to transcribe field recordings of crickets from around the world into a musical score. Subsequently developed for solo performers - individual musicians scattered around a park, each simulating the sound of a single cricket with a different instrument. This evening performance is concurrent with the opening of the exhibition. In partnership with Vancouver New Music. Mark McGregor (Piccolo), Françoise Houle (Clarinet), Llowyn Ball (violin) and Martin Fisk (Percussion).