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Art Song Lib @ Campfires: The Queer Baroque

Musikon Concerts presents
Campfires: The Queer Baroque of Foulem, Mathieu and Milette
performance of Art Song Lib

The Musikon Concert Society presents its second event of the season: Camp Fires, the Queer Baroque of Foulem, Mathieu, and Milette. Celebrating the exhibition by ceramic artists Leopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu, and Richard Milette, Musikon will present the following works: Baroque Diversion (by Marjan Mozetich), Art Song Lib (by Michael Park), Traditional Music (by Michael Parker) and selections from the Cabaret Songs by Rodney Sharman.  

Tickets $20 and $10.

7:30pm November 16, 2014
St Mary's University Art Gallery
Halifax, NS

Neo Nativism versus New Music

Western Front presents
Neo Nativism versus New Music
collaboration with Warren Arcand

In 1989, a group of young Aboriginal artists took the floor at the Western Front for an influential multi-media performance entitledNeo Nativism, an expression of traditional Aboriginal culture through new technology. Fall 2014 marks its 25th anniversary and to celebrate Russell Wallace, one of Neo Nativism’s founding members, curates a night of New Music revisiting it’s original aim to connect tradition with modernity. The evening features contemporary Aboriginal music co-composed by Russell Wallace and Remy Siu; Pat Ernst and Lan Tung; Michael Park and Warren Arcand; and arrangements of traditional Aboriginal music for a large ensemble by Tony Wilson.

Leading up to this performance, artist Russell Wallace will explore playback transformation of ancient found reel-to-reel audio tape which he will cut and weave into a neo Coast Salish cape. You can follow it online at “Echoic Chamber.

8pm November 15, 2014
Western Front (map)
303 East 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC

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Film Collaboration at Brief Encounters

Intersections 2014 presents
Brief Encounters Revue
Premiere of film collaboration with Allison Beda

Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society and Brief Encounters team up again this year to pair 2 creative minds from different artistic backgrounds to collaboratively produce a new moving image work.

The Fall 2014 INTERSECTIONS films will premiere at Brief Encounters Revue & online:

Artist Pairs:
Michael Park (Composer) + Allison Beda (Film Director)
Natalie Tin Yin Gan (Dance Artist) + Lindsay George (Cinematographer)

7pm October 16 & 17, 2014
Guilt & Company
1 Alexander St, Downstairs
Vancouver, BC

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Cor Flammae @ Queer Arts Festival

Cor Flammae
Premiere Performance with Queer Arts Festival
performance of i wana cry with u

Cor Flammae defines itself as "Queer. Serious. Singers."
Their inaugural performance, for which they were formed, will be at Vancouver's Queer Arts Festival.
The repertoire presents a balance of historically and contemporary queer composers, and the choir is made up of professional musicians from throughout Vancouver's LGBTQ community.
I am honoured to be singing with them, and thrilled that they have commissioned and will be premiering i wana cry with u.

7:30pm July 24, 2014
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre(map)
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
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VISI @ Vancouver Public Library

A Landscape of Song
Presented by the Vancouver International Song Institute
performance of A Spirit Alive

Join mezzo-soprano, Lynne McMurtry and pianist, Alison d'Amato for a presentation of songs that will take you from Rossini's Joan of Arc to the latest creation by creative duo Ray Hsu and Michael Park. This lively duo will show you how to listen to these unusual pieces and will give a knock-out performance that you'll be sure to love!

7pm June 2, 2014

Alice MacKay Room, Central Library
Lower Level, 350 W Georgia St.

Vancouver, BC

Free Admission

Michael Park @ Health Talks 2014

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council Presents:
Quality Forum 2014 - Health Talks
speaking engagement

Inspired by his TED Talk, Health Talks 2014 invited Michael to speak about his greatest hopes for healthcare. Joined by 7 other speakers (including the president of Emily Carr University and the Frank's Red Hot spokeswoman), Michael will be presenting in Pecha Kucha format: 20 slides, 20 seconds each.

6:30pm February 26, 2014
Grand Ballroom
Westin Bayshore Vancouver
1601 Bayshore Drive
Vancouver, BC

Futures of the Past @ Visible Verse Festival 2013

Visible Verse Festival 2013


Screening of 

Futures of the Past

October 12, 2013


Pacific Cinematheque

1131 Howe St.

Vancouver, BC

 The Visible Verse Festival has a long history of celebrating videopoetry, which brings together words, image, and music. A natural fit for the festival,

Futures of the Past

, a collaboration between composer Michael Park, poet Ray Hsu, and illustrator Chloe Chan, has been selected for screening at this year's festival.

Creators Ray Hsu, Chloe Chan, and Michael Park asked. "What would happen if the words and images of a graphic novel were created in tandem with music that explores the same theme?"

Testing the conventions of graphic novel presentation, this collaboration examines the links between frontiers in rail transportation in Canada and China.

Michael Park @ TEDxSFU


Experiencing Disease Through Music

Discussion and Performance of 
Alzheimer's Variations

9-5 pm September 21, 2013
SFU Theatre (Convo Mall)
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC

Invited to speak at TEDxSFU 2013, Michael will be discussing his piece, Alzheimer's Variations, exploring how the roles of composer, notation, performer, and audience intersect in an emotional musical experience like no other.

Check out Michael's TEDxSFU Profile online!

Premiere of A Spirit Alive in a Ready Body @ Songfire Festival

Songfire Festival Presents:

From the Cradle to the Cabaret

World Premiere of A Spirit Alive in a Ready Body

8pm June 24, 2013

Roy Barnett Hall

UBC Music Building
Vancouver, BC

Songs for an eclectic evening with VISI faculty artists and guests: Alison d'Amato, Terence Dawson, Lynne McMurtry, Neil Misky and Tracy Satterfield.

A Spirit Alive in a Ready Body was commissioned by mezzo-soprano, Lynne McMurtry and pianist, Alison d'Amato.