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Past Shows

Livestream + In Person
Sat. July 31st 2021
Wonderment Festival 2021 - Outdoors & In-Person Alexandre Klinke, Meredith Bates
Fri. November 1st 2019
The Gold Saucer Vancouver BC (All Ages)
Modulus Late Night Joshua Zubot, Meredith Bates, Jesse Zubot, Peggy Lee, James Meger, Stéphanie Cyr, C130
Fri. November 1st 2019
The Gold Saucer Vancouver BC (All Ages)
Modulus Late Night Joshua Zubot, Meredith Bates, Jesse Zubot, Peggy Lee, James Meger, Stéphanie Cyr, C130
Sat. February 16th 2019
Vinyl Envy (All Ages)
Black Valentines - February 16th Hush Hush Noise, Dixie's Death Pool, SAIL CASSADY
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Meredith Bates

Unknown - Confirmed: Jul. 22, 2021

from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Violin details

Contact Details

Amélie Malissard (Act·Art·Mgt)
actartmgt@gmail.com

A talented improvisor and performer, award-winning violinist Meredith Bates is known for her elegant and virtuosic sound.

She has spent most of the past twenty years recording and performing around the world in celebrated ensembles, such as Pugs and Crows (JUNO winner 2013, WCMA 2016), Gentle Party, and projects led by Vancouver music icons Tony Wilson, Ford Pier, Leah Abramson, and Peggy Lee. She is a collaborator at heart and relishes any opportunity to join forces with other likeminded artists.

Recently, Meredith has been focusing on her own projects. She has founded a new instrumental sextet ‘Like the Mind’, with renowned improvisors from Canada and Sweden (Peggy Lee, Lisa Ullen, Lisen Rylander Love, Elisa Thorn, and Emma Augustsson).

In the Fall 2020, Meredith’s artist residency at Western Front in Vancouver culminated with the composition and performance of an immersive multi-disciplinary work called Sound Migrations.

In December 2020, she released an epic ambient and experimental debut solo album, ‘If Not Now‘, produced by Chris Gestrin on Phonometrograph. Featuring layers of processed violin and viola, it is inspired by our relationship to one another and our natural surroundings.

Meredith lives on unceded Coast Salish territory. She is the artistic director of the Vancouver Improvised Arts Society (VIAS), a non-profit organization aimed at supporting the creation and presentation of improvised works by womxn, BIPOC, and LGBTQ2S+ artists.

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Current Projects

GroupRoleDates
Dixie's Death PoolViolin2009-present
heartwarmongeringviolin2005-present
Pugs and Crowsviolin
Ford Pier and Strength of Materials

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Listing last updated/confirmed Jul. 22, 2021