We’re on the cut­ting edge of clas­si­cal mu­sic

Vancouver Magazine - - Cover Story - —Matthew Par­sons

Any given sea­son brings Van­cou­ver great clas­si­cal con­certs. But the city is speci­cally ac­quir­ing a rep­u­ta­tion as ahot spot for “new mu­sic”: clas­si­cal-style mu­sic writ­ten by liv­ing com­posers.

“This isn’t mu­sic that ev­ery­body lis­tens to on the ra­dio,” said David Pay, artis­tic di­rec­tor of the con­cert se­ries Mu­sic on Main (M0M). “This is a lit­tle bit kooky.” (Bet­ter still: MoM is also Van­cou­verites’ only op­por­tu­nity to crack a beer while lis­ten­ing to a string quar­tet play Mor­ton Feld­man.)

This Novem­ber, MoM is co­p­re­sent­ing World New Mu­sic Days—kind of the Olympics of new mu­sic. It’s a chance to show we’re on the cut­ting edge of mu­si­cal taste. “We’re a town that says, if you’re cre­at­ing mu­sic, let’s lis­ten,” says Pay.

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