Jason Hall Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/2958 en New music concerts in Vancouver cultivate the sacred, the creative, and the weird http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/new-music-concerts-vancouver-cultivate-sacred-creative-and-weird Some people find contemporary music hard to understand, but like the gardens of Vancouver, true beauty resides in making the extra effort.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/new-music-concerts-vancouver-cultivate-sacred-creative-and-weird" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/new-music-concerts-vancouver-cultivate-sacred-creative-and-weird#comments Music Arts reviews Vancouver Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:54:00 +0000 Jason Hall 18557 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Fresh new wave of composers and performers lights up stages across Vancouver http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/contemporary-music-renews-faith-intimacy-0 There’s been a fresh new wave of composers and performers where new music doesn’t take itself too seriously, yet it's rich, interesting, accessible, and most of all -- intimate.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/contemporary-music-renews-faith-intimacy-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/contemporary-music-renews-faith-intimacy-0#comments Music Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Jean Coulthard musica intima New Music St. Philip's Anglican church The Turning Point Ensemble Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:25:00 +0000 Jason Hall 18464 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Three thumbs up for Shattered Cabaret http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/three-thumbs-shattered-cabaret “Weird” was a word on the lips of most everyone leaving the York Theatre Tuesday night, but you’d think they’d come expressly to get their dose of it. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/three-thumbs-shattered-cabaret" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/three-thumbs-shattered-cabaret#comments News Music Theatre Cabaret Brise-Jour Cultch L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres Review York Theatre Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:48:00 +0000 Jason Hall 18417 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Music and architecture tackle sustainability http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/music-and-architecture-tackle-sustainability Sound Space Architecture, a concert by Vancouver New Music and hosted at UBC's CIRS building explored sustainability in new ways.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/music-and-architecture-tackle-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/music-and-architecture-tackle-sustainability#comments News Music architecture CIRS environment New Music Sustainability Vancouver New Music Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:32:00 +0000 Jason Hall 18320 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Underbelly is a must-see http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/underbelly-must-see Jayson McDonald brings his award-winning show to the Vancity Culture Lab until March 30.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/underbelly-must-see" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/underbelly-must-see#comments Theatre Beat Burroughs Cultch Cutlch Ginsberg Kerouac monologue Underbelly Vancouver East Cultural Centre Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:07:00 +0000 John Higgins 18287 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Chelsea Hotel makes a confident return to Firehall http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/chelsea-hotel-makes-confident-return-firehall Chelsea Hotel is confident in two ways: it starts with one of the greatest poet/musicians this country has produced, and it doesn’t bore us by reminding us how deep and significant Cohen is.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/chelsea-hotel-makes-confident-return-firehall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/chelsea-hotel-makes-confident-return-firehall#comments News Music Theatre Chelsea Hotel firehall arts centre LEONARD COHEN Music Review Theatre Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:24:00 +0000 Jason Hall 18283 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Heller Lecture presents the central moment of Burtynsky’s “Terrible Beauty” http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/heller-lecture-presents-central-moment-burtynsky%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cterrible-beauty%E2%80%9D In the 18th and 19th centuries, painters such as Constable or Turner sought to awe the viewer through their depictions of nature; Burtynsky brings the subjection of nature by man as the source awe. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/heller-lecture-presents-central-moment-burtynsky%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cterrible-beauty%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/heller-lecture-presents-central-moment-burtynsky%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cterrible-beauty%E2%80%9D#comments News Art review Burtynsky Heller Lecture Vancouver Art Gallery Tue, 18 Mar 2014 02:02:00 +0000 Jason Hall 18240 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Porn cinema celebrates corybantic double release http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/porn-cinema-celebrates-corybantic-double-release Apart from the Holy Family, very little good art has come of virginity—it's the seedy stuff that we like best—so what could be better than an intimate solo piano recital in a converted porn cinema? <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/porn-cinema-celebrates-corybantic-double-release" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/porn-cinema-celebrates-corybantic-double-release#comments News CD release classical music Corey Hamm Fox Cabaret Jocelyn Morlock music review pornography Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:55:00 +0000 Jason Hall 18130 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Orkestar Šlivovica finds kindred collaboration http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/orkestar-%C5%A1livovica-finds-kindred-collaboration Gypsy heart bears witness to a unique blending of southeast Europe and the Indian sub continent.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/orkestar-%C5%A1livovica-finds-kindred-collaboration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/orkestar-%C5%A1livovica-finds-kindred-collaboration#comments News culture Fri, 21 Feb 2014 02:09:00 +0000 Jason Hall 17999 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com PuSH Festival finishes with “Saudade” (longing for more) http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/push-festival-finishes-%E2%80%9Csaudade%E2%80%9D-longing-more Zambujo’s Fado is more happy than sad, but it's the sad that makes it work so well.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/push-festival-finishes-%E2%80%9Csaudade%E2%80%9D-longing-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/push-festival-finishes-%E2%80%9Csaudade%E2%80%9D-longing-more#comments News António Zambujo Capilano University Concert review Fado Push Festival Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:42:00 +0000 Jason Hall 17883 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com