Film in Music
Film in Music — Photo by Krista Belle Stewart
Film in Music was a project conceived in 2009 as a musical response to writer/creator David Milch’s brilliant HBO series, Deadwood. Forming an eight piece band of improvisers from Vancouver’s deep and varied creative music community, Peggy likened the players to characters in a story and wanted to give them each a chance to voice their individual ideas in unaccompanied solos and in small ensembles within the framework of a musical suite.The eight composed sections of the music imply the arc of a story but they are also intended as launching pads for the players to then make extended improvised statements that take the listener on a journey that is never the same twice .
Film in Music premiered at the Ironworks in Vancouver in December, 2009 with:
Kevin Elaschuk — trumpet
Jesse Zubot — violin
Dylan van der Schyff — drums
Torsten Muller — acoustic bass
Peggy Lee — cello
André Lachance — electric bass
Chris Gestrin — fender Rhodes
Ron Samworth — guitar
Since its premiere, the group has performed at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival(2010) and as a part of Peggy’s residency at El Barrio in Vancouver, June 2012.
Come and see us at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival:
June 21, 2014 at 11:30 p.m.
The Ironworks, 235 Alexander Street, Vancouver, B.C.