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, Gentle Party, and projects led by Vancouver music icons Tony Wilson, Ford Pier, Leah Abramson, and Peggy Lee. Recently, Meredith 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). Her ambient and experimental debut solo album, If Not Now (2020, Phonometrograph) is inspired by our relationship to one another and our natural surroundings. Meredith lives on unceded Coast Salish territory and 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.
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Following current mandates from King County & WA State public health officials, proof of vaccination status or recent negative COVID test result will be required for entry, and all audience members will be required to wear a mask covering nose and mouth. Windows will be open, weather permitting.