Vancouver Pro Musica presents
2018 Sonic Boom Festival: Featured Artist/Mixed Ensembles Concert
The third concert of 2018 Sonic Boom will begin with a performance by the festival’s Featured Artist, Michael Park. He is a pianist and composer with a keen interest in speech, humour, and improvisation. His aim is to give audiences an experience beyond the realm of traditional concert going.
For more than a decade, Michael has collaborated with dancers, choreographers, and companies including Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Ballet BC. Taking inspiration from the movement style at hand, Michael has developed a fluency in improvisation that has been praised by dancers and teachers alike.
Michael is a passionate champion of new music. He’s performed dozens a of B.C. premieres as resident pianist with Vancouver’s Erato Ensemble, and supported the creation of more than 70 world premieres as founder and co-director of Art Song Lab, an innovative program that teams composers, poets, and world-class performers.