Vancouver

Wintersleep

  • April 26, 2019
  • Times: Friday, April 26th 2019 at 8:00pm
  • Location: Commodore Ballroom
  • Address:
  • 868 Granville St
  • Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3

“The average Canadian carries around with them in their head a vision of spaciousness.” So theorized Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, describing a so-called ‘Canadian sound.’ For Schafer and many others, it was a sound defined by space, by the land and our distance from and proximity to it. For Harry Freedman, it was “gaunt” and “lonely.” Elaine Keillor called it “immense, empty, mysterious, harsh, indifferent, producing a response of awe mingled with terror and an intense sense of spiritual loneliness.”

On Wintersleep’s seventh full-length record, In the Land Of, this geography is both real and imagined. It is understood that our surroundings are not, in fact, essential or concrete elements; they’re constructed in relation to us, the inhabitants. Our identities, too, are constructed in relation to the land. The land, both physical and figurative, changes, and so do we. Familiar land. Foreign land. Inhospitable land. Unceded land. Stolen land. Dead land.

Friday, April 26th 2019 at 8:00pm

Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver

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Wintersleep
868 Granville St