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Fri, Aug 09


Yellowhouse Art Centre

A.I.R Roisin Adams with Daniel Gaucher and Dayna Szydrowski

Live performance from artist pianist composer Roisin Adams near the end of her 10 day long residency at the Yellowhouse with collegues Daniel Gaucher and Dayna Szydrowski

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A.I.R Roisin Adams with Daniel Gaucher and Dayna Szydrowski
A.I.R Roisin Adams with Daniel Gaucher and Dayna Szydrowski

Time & Location

Aug 09, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – 10:10 p.m.

Yellowhouse Art Centre, 2517 Sturdies Bay Road, Galiano Island, BC, Canada

About the event

Join us for a live performance by the current artist in residence, pianist, composer Roisin Adams accompanied by Daniel Gaucher and Dayna Szyndrowski.

Save the date Galiano! We are so excited to share this residency process with the community! Hope to see you at the Yellowhouse on Friday August 9th!

Doors open 7:30pm show starts 8pm

*Sliding scale $10-$20 at the door.


*Photo credit Onkar Dhillon Jorgensen.


Who is Roisin Adams

Hailed as “a master composer and improviser” by The North Shore News, Vancouver-based Róisín Adams’ visionary work combines ethereal, textured melodicism with an underpinning of intellectual rigor. An imaginative and immensely prolific composer, pianist, bandleader and educator, Adams is also an astute collaborator in a range of projects. She founded the improvisatory instrumental jazz quartet Hildegard’s Ghost in 2013, and also performs with contemporary acoustic trio Adams/Hopkins/Romain and in drummer Kevin Romain’s Enemy Pigeon. Her work has been featured at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Silk Purse Jazz Waves Series, Queer Arts Festival, Sonic Boom Festival, Western Front, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Kay Meek Theatre. In January, 2019, the Vancouver Park Board awarded Adams and artistic partner Emily Best a three-year Field House Artist residency. Their Music off the Page project is a community engaged arts practice that explores interdisciplinary collaborations and contemporary music discourse with participants of all ages and abilities. She is currently working with composer/pianist Lisa Cay Miller, studying composition and contemporary piano with the assistance of the BC Arts Council.

My artistic interests lie at the fertile intersection of composed and improvised music as well as in bold interdisciplinary collaborations with visual artists, poets, puppeteers, filmmakers and contemporary dance artists. I want to explore the piano beyond convention in order to extract the most astonishing sounds from the acoustic fringes of the instrument. As a practicing musician, I hope to inspire collaborations between musicians (from beginner to professional), stimulate the community with contemporary music and discourse and offer accessible programming for participants of all ages that explores sound and music. Thematic areas of interest are: philosophy of sound, improvisation, composition, music education, debunking piano pedagogy and extreme musical self-expression.

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