This new electronic music series immerses listeners in a world of surround sound while showcasing Western Front’s brand new 8.2 octophonic speaker system. Vancouver-based DJ Yu Su has gained international recognition for the beautiful sonic worlds that she creates, both on her own, and with frequent collaborator Scott Johnson Gailey as part of their group You’re Me. This concert will also feature music by Vancouver composers, Brian Lee Topp, Kimia Yazdi and Ashlee Gowriluk.
Coming from a classical piano background of training, Kaifeng-born, Vancouver based Yu Su has arrived as a sound artist and composer corresponding audible elements freely between the cosmological Daoist mandate and the ecological property of the Pacific Northwest. Tapping into an expansive repertoire of New Age, library music, meditative jazz and house, Yu Su’s emotion-packed compositional punches are best described as organically groovy jazz-bient expeditions between coasts. A proficient instrumentalist who conjures up moments of natural and synthetic beauty, her delicate, dub-inflected signature balances a variety of luminous and wistful downtempo textures. She is responsible for productions on DC’s People’s Potential Unlimited, NYC’s RVNG Intl. & Arcane, and The Hague-based Wichelroede.