Destroy Vancouver XIII

JP Carter, Lisa Cay Miller, Magneticring, Joe Williamson

Fri, Jun 19—Sat, Jun 20, 2015
Programming Series

LOCATION: Ironworks, 235 Alexander St. (map)







John Brennan

Artist Profile

JP Carter

JP CARTER  is a Juno award-winning trumpet player and composer from Vancouver, BC, with over 28 years of playing experience. Carter’s singular approach to the trumpet and versatility as an improvisor and composer make him a vital contributor to the Vancouver music community. JP incorporates a variety of techniques into his trumpet playing, utilizing and experimenting with acoustic (traditional, extended) and electronic (effected, amplified) methods to create a wide spectrum of sound. Currently a member of several Vancouver-based groups, including Destroyer, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, Fond of Tigers, Tony Wilson 6tet, Mary Margaret O’Hara & Peggy Lee’s Beautiful Tool, Gordon Grdina’s Haram, Michael Blake’s Variety Hour, and Orkestra Futura (NOW Orchestra), JP’s main projects as a composer/performer continue to be Inhabitants, Aeroplane Trio, and Carsick. These three long-standing original projects have all released albums on Vancouver’s Drip Audio label []. – taken from

Lisa Cay Miller

LISA CAY MILLER compositions have been premiered by de Bijloke ensemble (Ghent, Belgium) the Tetzepi Bigtet (Amsterdam), mmm… (Tokyo), the Quatuor Bozzini (for the National Film Board of Canada with director Marv Newland, Montreal), Vancouver New MusicStanding WaveTurning Point EnsembleThe Vancouver Chinese Instrumental Music Society (Vancouver), and the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra,The Left Coast Ensemble and Earplay (San Francisco). Miller has directed workshops (for the Now Orchestra and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival) and produced concerts and multi media installations (Vancouver New Music, Costal Jazz and Blues SocietyCircus MaximusWestern Front Society). New commissions will be premiered in 2013 by Pianorquestra (Brazil), Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (piano) and François Houle and Jane Hayes (clarinet and piano, Vancouver). – taken from


MAGNETICRING is the solo work of Joshua Stevenson using vintage synthesizer’s and analogue equipment. Influences range from Javanese Gamelan, to obscure psychedelic music, early new age, and early electronic music. Stevenson is a member of psychedelic/kosmicher act Von Bingen, a former member of Staked Plains and Jackie O Motherfucker, and has featured in projects with Sam Shalabi, Pink Mountaintops, and Kemialliset Ystävät, among others.

Joe Williamson

JOE WILLIAMSON was born in 1970 in Canada. He has played and continues to play in many different musical settings. Besides his work as an improvising bassist, he also writes songs and sings them. He moved to Europe in 1992 and has lived in Amsterdam, Berlin and London. He now lives in Stockholm. Current projects include The Inconvenience, Trapist, Tobias Delius Quartet, Weird Weapons, King of Herrings among others. Past and present collaborators include Steve Beresford, Tony Buck, Han Bennink, Peggy Lee, Eddie Prevost, Dylan van der Schyff, Christine Sehnaoui, Eugene Chadbourne, and Okkyung Lee among many others. – excerpted from