The New Orchestra Workshop Society (www.noworchestra.com) and its flagship ensemble OrkestraFutura exist to create, develop and provide a focus for original music that fuses composition withimprovisation and is distinctly a product of the Canadian West Coast experience. We are committed toproviding opportunities for musicians to gain musical experience and exposure to an improvisationalcommunity of creative artists and audiences. By producing recordings, concerts and tours, NOW andOrkestra Futura engage in adventurous work and offer composers a context in which to develop newcompositions. Canadian audiences benefit by exposure to local and international artists who are makinga lasting contribution to improvisational music. We also develop and implement workshops (to exploreimprovised music and its relationship to other disciplines such as dance, theatre, spoken word, video andfilm), and we have a small independent record label (NOW Orchestra Records) that offers artists an opportunity to release recordings of their work.
NOW (New Orchestra Workshop Society – www.noworchestra.com) is a non-profit Society based in Vancouver. NOW has been the Vancouver host for The Canadian Circuit for Improvising Musicians since its inception. NOW strongly supports The Circuit’s goals of encouraging the networking of Canadian musicians.