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4 (trio) | album launch

July 22, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Improvised music @ 8EAST – 4 (trio) album launch
Friday, July 22nd, 2022 8pm
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Up to 30 persons – reserve here on Eventbrite $xx/$20/$10/Free or donate at the door. Arrive at 7:45, music begins at around 8:05
Refreshments (bar) will be available for a cash donation. All proceeds go to the musicians.
The 8EAST social space for new culture is a project of the NOW Society, located on the Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səlil̓wətaʔɬ Peoples, in Chinatown in Vancouver.
4 (trio) is a self-titled album of entirely improvised music, recorded in a living-room one summer afternoon in 2021. The trio is Adrian Avendaño on drums, Matthew Ariaratnam on guitar & pedals, and Lucy Strauss on viola.
Adrian, Matthew, and Lucy play together in various constellations in the improvised & experimental music scene of so-called Vancouver. Since 2020, they meet up to play improvised music whenever pandemic restrictions allow. Their very first play sessions took place in idiosyncratic locations like garages and rooftops. For the making of this album, Lucy cycled over to Adrian’s & Matthew’s house to play some music in their living room. It was a spur of the moment decision to click the record button and the resulting recordings are released here in chronological order, just as it happened.
This album will be released with a launch performance on July 22nd 2022 at 8EAST, located in historic Chinatown in so-called Vancouver’s downtown eastside. The music to be played at the launch will also be entirely improvised and will never be heard again because we decided not to click the record button.
The garages, rooftops, and living-rooms mentioned above are all situated in so-called Vancouver, Canada. We gratefully acknowledge that this city is located on unceded ancestral land and waters of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
album credits:
Mixing – Matthew Ariaratnam
Mastering – Harley Small
Cover art – Jocelyn Sanchez
COVID safety guidelines:
Please do not come to this event if:
• You have experienced any signs of being unwell in the last 5 days;
• You have been in contact with anyone suspected of having or who has COVID-19 in the last 5 days.
Events at 8EAST maintain 2m seated distancing and 3m distance from artists/presenters. Mask wearing is mandatory inside 8EAST and in the Chinese Cultural Centre washrooms.
Staff and volunteers conduct COVID screening and vaccination passports at the entrance. Please bring photo ID and proof of vaccination. Socializing will take place outdoors.
15 audience members (50% capacity) for set one, open windows and doors, three air purifiers, updated ventilation system, separate rooms for musicians without masks, all staff, artists and volunteers fully vaccinated and masked. Wheelchair seating is easily accommodated. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist.
Masks and Hand Sanitizer will be available. Restrooms will be available to the public. A wheel chair accessible washroom is available.
We recognize that access is an ongoing and evolving discussion, and acknowledge that this statement may be insufficient. Please do not hesitate to contact us with suggestions.
8EAST (8 East Pender street) is a social space for new culture. We are committed to making 8EAST a safer, welcoming and more accessible space.
We present events at 8EAST with conditions to keep our communities as safe as possible. We do not tolerate discrimination based on age, gender, neuro a-typicality, disability, place of origin, cultural background, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. We do not tolerate racism.
8EAST is located within 50 meters of buses 004, 007, 019, 022, 209, and N19 on Pender Street. Stops for buses 003, 008, 014, 016, 020, N8, N20, and N35 are located within 250 metres on Hastings Street. Stadium–Chinatown SkyTrain Station is approximately 400 metres away.
General metered street parking is available on surrounding streets. A passenger drop-off zone without a curb is located within 50 metres at 531 Carrall Street. For Accessible Parking locations consult: https://vancouver.ca/streets…/accessible-parking.aspx. A bike rack is located at the SW intersection at Pender Street and Carrall Streets.


July 22, 2022
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Lucy Strauss
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8 East Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T1 Canada
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