Upcoming Events

CUORE PIANO TRIO

THURSDAY, 29 FEBRUARY 2024  |  DOORS AT 19:30, MUSIC FROM 20:00

We were super-lucky to catch these guys at the 2023 PRISMA Music Festival and are very excited to have them at Notional Space. Think Cream, think Nirvana, or (for you Canadians) think Rush — Cuore are the hot new power trio. Zuzanna Budzyńska on violin, Jadwiga Roguska on cello, and Szymon Ogryzek on piano will rock your socks off with a repertoire of classical chamber music masterpieces and, perhaps, less-well represented and modern compositions. Their performance here will be fresh from their late-2023 Warsaw studio sessions for a forthcoming album, featuring the works of 20th Century composers.

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THE ELLIOT FREEDMAN GROUP

FRIDAY, 15 MARCH 2024  |  DOORS AT 19:30, MUSIC FROM 20:00

Composer-guitarist Elliot Freedman fronts a nimble, sensitive ensemble. The rich, sweet tones of Elliot’s baritone guitar accentuate his instinctive harmonic vocabulary and fondness for unique chord voicings. Along with vibraphonist Nick Apivor, pianist Dan Reynolds, bassist Dan Howard, and drummer Paul Mason, Elliot presents an uncompromising, non-canonical jazz of lyrical melodies and complex harmonies, detailed interplay and exciting improvisation, propelling rhythms and rich textures, collaborative creation and individual expression.

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TOM RICHARDS PRESENTS “SHORELINE”

FRIDAY, 22 MARCH 2024  |  DOORS AT 19:30, MUSIC FROM 20:00

Tom Richards is a musician with a kaleidoscopic range of work. He brings his latest creation, Shoreline 3, to Notional Space. This third instalment of his Shoreline series involves a fully interactive performance experience, immersing the audience within a tightly crafted dronescape, bathing the room in sound, and inviting audience participation both digital and organic.

Tom is joined for this performance by violinist Georgia Hathaway, whose bright, nimble voice bridges the worlds of folk, classical, and improvised music, visual artist David Ballantine, whose projections and light-work will augment the piece, and poet Kimberly Ivany, who will read.

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P.W. BRIDGMAN: AN AFTERNOON OF READINGS

SUNDAY, 24 MARCH 2024  |  DOORS AT 15:30, READINGS FROM 16:00

Join a distinguished assortment of local writers and artists, who will read from the poetry and fiction of P.W. Bridgman, as we anticipate Bridgman’s forthcoming collection, The World You Now Own, a hybrid volume that combines new poems with a novella in verse. It will be released by Ekstasis Editions in the spring of 2024. You may be thinking: isn’t this celebration just a little premature? That’s just how we roll at Notional Space.

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ARTEMIS MUSICIANS’ SOCIETY

SATURDAY, 30 MARCH 2024  |  DOORS AT 18:30, MUSIC FROM 19:00

Join Artemis for an evening of live world premieres as Artemis presents a collection of works written specifically for us. Repertoire includes works by Jennifer Butler, Jeffrey Ryan, Maria-Eduarda Mendes Martins, Nova Pon, Anna Pidgorna, Jaelem Bhate, Anna Hostman, Mathieu Lussier, Bruce Russell, and Jocelyn Morlock. Intimate and personal, these commissions for small ensemble will feature Morgan Zentner (oboe/english horn), Renz Eulric Adame (oboe/english horn) and Artemis’ founder and musical director, Katelin Coleman (bassoon). Your generous contributions at this gift economy performance will go to the Tsleil Waututh Nation Community Society as a part of Artemis’s thoughtful efforts toward reconciliation.

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CHIE & KEITA

FRIDAY, 12 APRIL 2024  |  DOORS AT 19:30, MUSIC FROM 20:00

Hanawa Chie is one of Japan’s leading tsugaru shamisen players, and she brings a distinctive delicacy to the more percussive, baritone nature of this style of shamisen. Kanazashi Keita is a celebrated wadaiko percussionist, known for the gracefulness he has cultivated through his practice of kendo and traditional Japanese dance. They have formed their duo especially for this Vancouver visit. Given the expansive musical imagination and genre-defying versatility of both players, expect a performance that transcends the traditional Japanese folk music in which they are rooted.

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GEORGIA HATHAWAY

THURSDAY, 18 APril 2024  |  DOORS AT 19:30, MUSIC FROM 20:00

Georgia Hathaway, superb multi-instrumentalist and profoundly satisfying vocalist, returns to celebrate the release of their new EP, Between the Green. Georgia’s songwriting is inspired by wild places, geographical and emotional, and their meditative, bluesy lyrics tell stories of both natural landscapes and well-imagined lives. Many of you will fondly recall Georgia’s fabulous performance here with their band The Wilderness Inside in 2023, and will already know what a treat it is for us to host this special solo show.

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BY HEART: POETRY RECITAL and MUSIC

SATURDAY, 27 APril 2024  |  DOORS AT 14:30, Words and MUSIC FROM 15:00

By Heart is a poetry recital, hosted by writers Rachel Rose and Aislinn Hunter, followed by a musical performance from from singer/songwriter Molly Annelle. What will be recited? Poems published before 2000 and not written by the reciter. Who will recite? You can! Or not. Follow the link below to get the full skinny.

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JAMES HOULAHAN

FRIDAY, 7 JUNE 2024  |  DOORS AT 19:30, MUSIC FROM 20:00

Join us for an evening with acclaimed Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter James Houlahan. James has produced a substantial body of work, including six albums over the past twelve years, since devoting himself full-time to presenting his own music. James puts substance over style, in a voice beautifully described by Glide Magazine as “rustic open-heartedness”. His work is is often driven by bluesy chops or floated over acoustic guitar rhythms that could have come straight from a 1960s Greenwich Village coffee house or West Texas roadhouse. This alchemy of Americana has made James a mainstay of the Indie scene in LA.

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