|Programming||Portable Labyrinth for Rent
Every Last Friday of the month, the Labyrinth is open to the public walk with live music from guest artists.
Here’s a sample of the music for the labyrinth with Kira van Deusen.Some of our featured artists are:
|CRAIG ADDY - PIANO IMPROVISATIONSCanadian pianist and composer Craig Addy's training in music was very traditional. From an early age, he studied classical piano, music theory and history. By his mid-twenties, he had two music degrees: one from the University of British Columbia and one from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. However, during all of those years of disciplined studies, Craig was secretly exploring another world of music, the world of improvisation. Craig's style of improvisation is a unique blend of classical, new age, and popular. His improvisations are created in the moment with no predetermined harmonies, rhythms or melodies. Craig is also a member of the Amicus Music Duo, the Quiet Hearts Ensemble and the founder and creative director of Under the Piano. More information about Craig's Under the Piano offering at www.UnderThePiano.ca and more about Craig from craigaddy.com. His albums are available when he performs or through itunes/cdbab https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/craig-addy/id274583812.
|JAMES DANDERFER - COMPOSER – CLARINETTwice nominated "best jazz clarinetist" in the National Jazz Awards, LEO award-winning composer/performer James Danderfer has been performing and recording with some of the finest jazz musicians in North America. James' recent film score work includes the award-winning short film “Bedbugs: A Musical Love Story,” the animated feature film “The Pixies,” and brand new film “Trying” which is currently playing film festivals internationally. James' fifth and most recent recording “Time and Tide” (Reigning Parade Records) features legendary New York jazz vibraphonist Steve Nelson and Canadian jazz luminary John Stetch. More information about James is available atwww.jamesdanderfer.com."
|JERRY DESVOIGNES AND MEMBERS OF ONE VOICE HARMONIC CHOIR - THROAT SINGING, ANCIENT SONGS AND CHANTS WITH VARIED INSTRUMENTSJerry DesVoignes is singer, composer, teacher and performer who is dedicated to building community through sound and voice. He has sung in choirs from the age of 6 years and his first professional gig was at the young age of 17 in a rock band. He has an extensive background in contemporary music and ancient singing styles, and has performed and composed music in Rock, Country, Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Progressive Rock, Gospel, R&B and Musicals. Jerry is joined by members of the One Voice Harmonic Choir, an ensemble composed of male singers with diverse musical and theatrical backgrounds. All singers create the deep sub-harmonic sound most often referred to as Tibetan or Tuvan (Kargyraa) sound, known also as coming from regions around Siberia and Mongolia. Their original music combines Harmonics/Overtones, Throat Singing (Tuvan & Tibetan), ancient songs and chants, Tibetan Bells and Bowls, Gongs, Conch Shells, Percussion, Harmonium, Soprano Sax, Guitars and other instruments. The One Voice Harmonic Choir fills the atmosphere with their penetrating, amazing voices and rich multi-cultural music. They are stunning to hear and see as it is a visual experience as well as a sonic one. One Voice Harmonic Choir was established in 2000 with a CD entitled, Song of The Labyrinth, recorded live at Christ Church Cathedral for the opening of their Labyrinth. The choir have several videos on Youtube. https://youtu.be/WMMUo2Y_gXg.|
|CLARITY - HARP AND VOCALSClarity, (The Reverend Clare Morgan) is Vancouver's original punk Celtic harpist, breaking new harpistry ground with her metal, Goth, and rock covers, her own introspective compositions, and her deeply spiritual but sometimes abrasive personality. Clarity busted into Vancouver at the “On the Fringe of the Fringe” production “Clarity Arises” in 2008, a one-woman show including an array of unorthodox covers and original compositions. In 2009, she brought her BYOV Fringe show “Clarity: Borderline” to the beautifully restored Christ Church Cathedral. She was also the opening act for Goth singer/songwriter Voltaire at the second anniversary of Descent Sundays, Vancouver's premier Gothspot, and starred as Jesus in the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster’s production of Godspell! In 2012. Clarity was ordained to the Anglican priesthood in June 2016 and continues to play anywhere she can. More information about Clarity at clarityharp.ca, and on Facebook, Twitter and hear her music on Soundcloud!.
|CRYSTAL SPIRIT SOUND – CRYSTAL BOWLS, GONGS, DRUMMINGCheryl Redfern, and her partner in sound, Liz Mueller fuse the sacred sounds of Tibetan gongs and bowls, crystal bowls, Aboriginal drumming and voice to create an atmosphere of soothing tranquility and transformation. Cheryl is a certified Usui Reiki master. She was introduced to crystal bowl sound and healing in 2000. In 2010, she started to incorporate it into her practice and perform meditation concerts. Cheryl and Liz offer regular Crystal Spirit Sound Healing meditations in Harrison Hot Springs at Spirit Yoga and Wellness Centre and Chilliwack Arts Centre in Chilliwack. More information available at www.crystalhealingspirit.ca.
|JOHANNA HAUSER - CLARINETWhen I play music at St. Paul’s Labyrinth I drop into the sound and the sound guides me, moving my focus from ideas to feelings, from thought to sensation, and from the temporal to the eternal. I trust that whatever comes out of the clarinet will be what’s needed, perhaps lightening the step, easing the way, uplifting the spirit. My passion for making live, beautiful music available to people of all ages and walks of life is fulfilled at the Labyrinth as well as in my work with ‘Kits Classics+Worlds Beyond’, a concert series that presents Vancouver’s great professional musicians in free chamber music concerts at the Carnegie Centre and at St. James Community Square.|
|THEDA PHOENIX - GUITAR, CRYSTAL BOWLS, PERCUSSION, VOICETheda Phoenix is a singer, songwriter and intuitive song and sound channel. She creates music for healing and transformation, touching people deeply with her angelic, transporting voice and shamanic vocal sounds, accompanying herself with a variety of instruments that include Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowls, Native Drums, Shakers, Harp and Guitar. She performs sound healing music for meditation events, concerts, yoga workshops, private functions and large inspirational conferences. Her music inspires a deep connection to the heart and the spirituality of the human experience, celebrating the miracle of existence and the intrinsic loving essence within all, reminding listeners of their own inner guidance and connection as source energy. Theda has released several CD’s for relaxation and meditation as well as a singer songwriter album. Most notably, a 60 minute crystal singing bowl binaural studio recording with ethereal vocals and natural sounds of water called Crystal Calm. More information about Theda on the website www.thedaphoenix.com. Music for listening and download at https://thedaphoenix.bandcamp.com. Video Clip at Sound Healing Montage - https://vimeo.com/196543579.|
|QUIET HEARTS ENSEMBLE - PIANO, WIND INSTRUMENTS, PERCUSSIONFounded in June 2013, the Quiet Hearts Ensemble improvises, or rather spontaneously composes, beautiful music. Listeners are transported, moved and inspired by enchanting flavours of music embracing classical, new age, jazz, folk and world styles. It’s romantic. It’s meditative. It’s soothing. Listeners rave that they “can’t believe” these musical journeys are composed on the spot. Listen at https://www.reverbnation.com/quiethearts.
Members of the Quiet Hearts Ensemble include:
Craig Addy – piano, organ
Craig is also a member of the Amicus Music Duo and the founder and creative director of Under the Piano.
Howard Meadows – clarinet, recorder, flute
Howard sang with the Phoenix Chamber Choir (Vancouver) for 3 years and for 10 years in the Vancouver Chamber Choir. Howard is also a member of the Amicus Music Duo.
Anand David Embry – flute, vocals, harmonium, percussion
Anand is classically trained in flute, composition and voice. As well, his love of world music, in particular the music of India, inspires his ability to improvise various musical flavours.
|CLARA SHANDLER – CELLO, VOCALISTBorn into a musical family, Clara Shandler fell in love with the cello when she was just three years old. Her training as a classical musician focused on chamber music throughout her youth and she has since transformed those skills to play in rock bands, fiddle troupes, traditional Persian ensembles, new music groups and so much more. Clara completed her Bachelor of Music degree at UBC by teaching private cello students and sharing her music in a wide variety of private and public performances. She is now both the assistant strings teacher at the West Point Grey Academy and VP of the East Vancouver Community Music School. She travels to Cambodia and Burma every winter in order to share and teach music as part of a budding music program called 'Singing Tree'. For more information on Clara visit www.sidewalkcellist.com or www.singingtree.ca.|
|DAVID YATES – DIDGERIDOO AND OTHER WIND INSTRUMENTSDavid Yates is a multi-instrumentalist, dancer, teacher, and performing artist with unquenchable curiosity and a passion for that which is heartfelt, soulful, and deep. He DJs and performs music that calls to all the beating hearts, inviting them into deeper presence, feeling, and play. A member of the world fusion collective Naad http://www.naad.ca) and a solo performer as Breathwood (http://breathwood.com), he plays a wide range of sounds - from the didgeridoo to percussion to the native flute and beyond. David loves accompanying yoga classes, playing at sound journeys and ecstatic dance events, and sharing his love for music with children and adults of all ages. Listen to some of his sounds at https://soundcloud.com/breathwood.|
|KIRA VAN DUSEN – CELLO, VOICEI improvise cello and vocal sounds in concert with the energy of the space and the walkers, listening and playing, watching and singing. What emerges is an expression of the present moment. Occasionally a classical piece sneaks in, and becomes part of the improvisation.
|ZLATNA MOUNTAIN – VOCALSFeaturing Vancouverites Carmen Rosen, Shireen Nabatian, Heidi Ravenel and Kristina Zalite, Zlatna Mountain presents traditional folk songs from the Balkan region using a variety of harmonic structures and time signatures. Balkan means ‘sharp mountain’ in Turkish and is a reminder of how the Balkans are deeply influenced by Turkish rhythms and scales. Songs are sung acappella and with light instrumentation. The repertoire comes from Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, and Bosnia Herzegovina. The songs tell stories about our special relationship with nature, and remind us of the powerful forces of the cosmos. Voices are often that of animals and natural features and one can hear stories from a jaybird, a falcon or a river. Listening to Zlatna Mountain can transport you to a fog-covered plain, a grape vineyard, a beautiful, quiet garden, and, of course, mountains!|