Negative Zed (Redshift Music’s ensemble-in-residence)
Negative Zed is the ‘house band’ of Redshift Music Society. They are comprised of an impressive collection of some of the best instrumentalists in Vancouver who specialize in contemporary music and performing in unique venues. The band made its debut in May of 2010, performing six new works by Canadian composers for the Redshift event 6 Team League at The Cultch. Since then it has gone on to perform an impressive array of music in challenging venues from great heights, in our Vertical Orchestra events, to an underground recording/video project for MetroVancouver beneath Capilano Lake.
SOME PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS (so far)
The Breakhead Tank Project
Negative Zed recorded a video for MetroVancouver performing the music of Jordan Nobles deep underground in a cavernous, reverberant ‘Break Head Tank’. Negative Zed’s performance of Jordan Nobles’ piece “Immersion“ won a 2017 JUNO Award for ‘Classical Composition of the Year’. www.redshiftrecords.org/releases/tk441
Ping! – August 10th, 2014
This interactive event was divided into two main halves: postal pieces, or compositions written on the back of postcards (inspired by composer James Tenney), and short 20 second miniatures works designed as ringtones for handheld mobile devices, which were given a studio recording post-concert and made available for free download from our website. Ping!’s call for postal pieces and ringtones generated over 300 submissions from countries as diverse as Japan, Germany, Turkey, and New Zealand. The concert was performed and streamed live online from Pyatt Hall in Vancouver and was also released as a CD for free by Redshift Records. www.redshiftrecords.org/releases/tk436
Pics of previous music events involving Negative Zed