George Rahi – pulses // patterns @ Western Front

INSTALLATION & CONCERT  |  DEC 7-14                                                                                          pulses // patterns

pulses // patterns installation by George Rahi. Image courtesy of the artist.
The-possible-impossible-thing-of-sound installation series continues in December with a dynamic, whirling sound installation by George Rahi.

OPENING: Dec 7, 7pm
EXHIBITION: Dec 8 – 13 (except Sunday, Dec 1012-5pm
PERFORMANCE: December 14, 8pm  >>TICKETS

Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front
303 East 8th Ave, Vancouver

Dismantling and re-imagining objects is an ongoing preoccupation for instrument builder George Rahi.  In pulses // patterns, he alters a set of ‘Leslie’ rotary speakers and a single pipe-organ rank to create a system of interlinked sonic objects, designed to excite various spatial sensations in the exhibition hall.

CONCERT
pulses // patterns 
December 14, 8pm
TICKETS: $15/10 Advance, $20/15 Door
Western Front, 303 East 8th Ave, Vancouver

In concert, keyboardist and composer Robyn Jacob joins George Rahi and the installation for some unseasonal yet beautiful musical interludes.

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Artist Biography

George Rahi is a composer, sound artist, and instrument maker exploring new hybrids between the acoustic, electronic, mechanical, and sculptural. He works across a diverse array of interests including electro-acoustic music, public space, the soundscape, and large-scale instruments such as the pipe organ and the Indonesian Gamelan. He is a founding member of the percussion ensemble Gamelan Bike-Bike and art collective Publik Secrets, in residence at the Hadden Park fieldhouse in Vancouver since 2015. Recent projects include a series of youth-engaged workshops on e-waste and electronic musical instrument hacking held at VIVO Media Arts Centre. He is also working towards a MFA degree from Simon Fraser University with a focus on sound art.

Western Front New Music gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders, sponsors and partners:

Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, BC Arts Council, City of Vancouver, SOCAN Foundation, and the Government of British Columbia.