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858 Quartet performs in honour of Gerhard Richter's 80th birthday

Painting by Gerhard Richter

Richter 858

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858 Quartet performs compositions by guitarist Bill Frisell inspired by Richter’s abstract paintings.

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November 24 2012, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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In honour of acclaimed painter Gerhard Richter's 80th birthday, Vancouver New Music brings Richter 858 to the Vancouver Playhouse for its premiere Vancouver performance. 858 Quartet: Bill Frisell, Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts and Jenny Scheinman.

Eight abstract paintings by Richter are the starting points for Richter 858, a series of compositions by guitarist Bill Frisell inspired by Richter’s work. The 858 Quartet turn brushstrokes into sounds in this live, multi-media event, which will also feature music from Sign of Life: Music for the 858 Quartet.

7:15 pm artist chat with Bill Frisell, hosted by Contemporary Art Gallery Executive Director Nigel Prince (co-presented with CAG).