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Concert: Performances with SONIC/Symbiotic on the 8EAST Plaza

May 14, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


SONIC/Symbiotic joins in music making with Bonnie Whiting and Charles Corey!

Co-presented by the NOW Society and the Currently Arts Society

SONIC/Symbiotic is a research/performance project where percussionists have been learning to improvise with ceramic instruments designed and created by Roxanne Nesbitt. The percussionists in this performance are Anju Singh, Adrian Avendano and Ben Brown. This concert will feature improvisations, the Harry Partch and Roxanne Nesbitt instrumentaria and an instruction-based score by composer Rio Houle. On the 8EAST Plaza, weather permitting. If not, the performance will be presented indoors at 8EAST.


Charles Corey guitar and voice Bonnie Whiting percussion and voice

SONIC/Symbiotic Anju Singh, Adrian Avendaño, Ben Brown percussion

Roxanne Nesbitt Ceramic Instruments • design and creation

Link to Artist bios

By Donation $0/$10/$20

Drop in seats will be available and a limited number of tickets may be reserved here:


This concert is part of a mini-festival of concerts at 8EAST from May 12 -15, talks and films and concerts, celebrating the music and instruments of visionary American composer Harry Partch. During his life (1901-1974) he was known for his work in the tuning system of just intonation, and his decision to invent new instruments to perform in this tuning. These large, sculptural inventions are as iconic as the music Partch composed for them.

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All events in this festival will offer a number of reserved tickets as well as drop-in attendance. Capacity will be limited indoors for safety, windows and doors will be open for better ventilation. Events on the 8EAST Plaza are weather permitting, otherwise they will be presented indoors.

All events are by Donation $0/$10/$20 Drop in seats will be available and a limited number of tickets may be reserved for each event here:

Reserve Tickets for the Partch Festival Events



May 14, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm




8 East Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T1 Canada
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