Scoring Sound: Vancouver Draw Down Festival

@ 1:00-3:00pm

Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


Have you ever heard a drawing before? Come and draw your own score and hear it played by international pianist Lisa Ullén. Ullén collaborates with artist Kathleen Taylor to guide this hands-on event to create instant graphic scores from drawings and doodles. No experience required.

Scoring Sound is one of forty five FREE drawing workshops for Vancouver Draw Down, an annual event that celebrates creativity. Now in its 5th year, the Vancouver Draw Down is a city-wide day of drawing that challenges commonplace ideas about what drawing is and what it can do. It’s time to spark the right side of your brain and connect with the innovative and imaginative recesses of your mind. This is about process and pleasure, not about technical skill. That’s why everyone -including you- can participate!


Stolkholm-based composer and pianist Lisa Ullén visits the Western Front as Musician-In-Residence for the month of June. She is one of the key artists on the Swedish jazz and improvisation scene with several projects and constellations. Lisa has many international collaborations, and has been touring in Europe and the USA. Her latest and long awaited solo album Catachresis was released in May 2011 (NUSCOPE recordings, US). Ullén works in the realms of jazz, experimental, and contemporary music as a pianist, improviser, composer, and arranger. As part of her residency, Ullén will work in collaboration with local musicians and present a solo piano concert.

Kathleen Taylor is an artist and writer based in Vancouver. Focused in drawing that approaches sculpture and painting, her current practice is centered around paper and pathos. She received her BFA from Emily Carr University in 2013, and recently participated in the exhibition “The Hatchery” at Avenue gallery.

Roundhouse Community Centre 

Co-presented with the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre and Coastal Jazz & Blues with support from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee