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Fourth Annual Voice ++ Festival:

Thu. May 8th 2008 8:00pm - 10:00pm doors at 7:30pm Open Space (All Ages) 8:00pm - 10:00pm doors at 7:30pm
8 PM at Open Space
$10 / $12

Unity Drummers and Singers with Butch and Bradley Dick

Open Space is honoured that the Unity Drummers and Singers are appearing in the Voice++ festival. Coast Salish elder Butch Dick will introduce the group and the traditions of the families who have populated this area for generations. The Coast Salish Unity Drummers and Singers (, is a large local group that opens its doors to people of any age and culture interested in learning about local Native culture. Unity will welcome the audience with the thundering sounds of traditional drum songs from local First Nations and new songs by Coast Salish artist Bradley Dick.

Kathy Kennedy – solo voice and electronics


Kathy Kennedy’s solo performances include a high level of improvisation over lush soundtracks of painstakingly mixed vocals and other sounds to create an immersive world of different voices. She explores themes related to feminism, myth, the soundscape and commentaries on musical forms such as opera.

Hypatia and Christine Duncan – voice and jazz instrumental ensemble

Victoria Comprovisation 10101

Wizard of voice Christine Duncan (Toronto) and members of Victoria’s Hypatia all female jazz ensemble will use the practices and elements of instrument playing to find ways for the players to vocalize, and apply vocal practices to their instrumental playing in a true collaboration between voice and instruments.
Hypatia is Melissa Hubert, Flute; Donna Williams, Viola; Rhonda Leduc, Soprano/Tenor Sax; Karla Sleightholme, Alto Sax; Audrey Bailey, Baritone Sax; Lorae Farrell, Trumpet/Leader; Michelle Footz, Trumpet; Sheila MacMillan, Kim Firth, Aubrey Kelly, Trombones; Heather Burns, Piano; Jenny Weston, Bass; Sherry O'Leary, Drums

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