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Occurs on Sunday August 1 2021

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Firehall Arts Centre
280 East Cordova Street
Vancouver BC V6A 1L3

Production Notes


Sunday, August 1, 7 pm Gentle Party Lush, mischievous, “achingly beautiful” soundscapes and harmonies.

Meredith Bates: violin Elisa Thorn: harp Jessicka: voice

This Music in the Courtyard appearance will include the musical projects of the members of Gentle Party. (Guest curator, Peggy Lee)

Gentle Party is an avant chamber pop ensemble described as “lush and somewhat mischievous, yet shimmering with melancholy” (Dave O Rama, BC Musician Magazine). Jessicka’s hauntingly evocative voice rests on a sumptuous bed of luscious processed strings emanating from harpist, Elisa Thorn, and violinist, Meredith Bates. If Not Now is multiple award-winning violinist Meredith Bates’ solo project featuring “achingly beautiful string harmonies that slowly advance and retreat, like breathing” (Mary Dickie, MusicWorks). The Years In Between uses harp, voice, and electronics, which Elisa Thorn weaves together through song-writing, improvisation, and soundscape to create a rich tapestry of sound she likes to call “pretty shred.” Power Squeezer, the eclectic experimental duo of Elisa Thorn and Meredith Bates, has been enthralling audiences since its inception with music that washes over you in waves of dramatic intensity and peaceful reflection.

Patrons are limited 10 tickets per show. No resale. Masks are recommended. The lobby will open 1 hour prior to showtime.

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