Narvaez Bay: Tidal Predictions performed aboard deadhead

Posted on May 30, 2014 in Deadhead, Events

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Deadhead, a floating sculpture

Cedric, Nathan and Jim Bomford

“Narvaez Bay: Tidal Predictions”
A conceptual work by Mark Timmings, co-composed with Stephen Morris
Performed by the Vancouver Chamber Choir under the direction of Jon Washburn
Aboard DEADHEAD, moored in Heritage Harbour at the Vancouver Maritime Museum
1905 Ogden Avenue
Vancouver, BC

Free ferry service is provided between the Vancouver Maritime Museum dock and DEADHEAD.


 July 19, Saturday,  3:30 and 4:45 pm performances

This multi-disciplinary project represents a unique collaboration between Other Sights for Artists’ Projects, the Vancouver Chamber Choir and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. The three part musical score of “Narvaez Bay: Tidal Predictions” is based on actual tide levels, lunar cycles and solar equinoxes and solstices. It offers a representation of the tension at the heart of tidal dynamics.
More about “Narvaez Bay: Tidal Predictions”

In addition to the performances on Deadhead, the Vancouver Chamber Choir’s “Narvaez Bay – A Summer Concert” features “Narvaez Bay: Tidal Predictions” as part of a larger repertoire on Friday, July 18 at 8:00 p.m. at Ryerson United Church, Vancouver (Free, first-come)

There will be a stand-by line in the case of last minute cancellations or no-shows.
 Stand-by line for 3:30 performance starts at 2:30.
 Stand-by line for 4:45 performance starts at 3:45.
 If all else fails you are welcome to listen from the land.
Or, you might consider joining us by sea!

Flotilla Invitation

Kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards are welcome to join us for the choir performances. Listen from the water on the North, South, and East side of the barge.
 The West side must be left clear for the False Creek ferry to pass.

T he Heritage Harbour Dock is private and NOT available to the public. Please use the beach or another public water access to launch your craft.

Full schedule of public events.

Project Partners:

Vancouver Maritime Museum and the Vancouver Chamber Choir. Presentation House Gallery provided valuable support for the commissioning and studio production phases.

Special thanks to Blue Water Systems located in Delta BC.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Arts Partners in Creative Development, British Columbia Arts Council, The City of Vancouver, The Canada Council for the Arts, Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver Foundation, The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation, and Hamber Foundation.

Photo Credit: Bomford Studios

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