Ensemble in Residence
Negative Zed is the ‘house band’ of Redshift Music Society. They are comprised of an impressive collection of some of the best instrumentalists in Vancouver who specialize in contemporary music and performing in unique venues. The band made its debut in May of 2010, performing six new works by Canadian composers for the Redshift event 6 Team League, under the direction of conductor Giorgio Magnanensi at The Cultch. Since then it has gone on to perform an impressive array of music in challenging venues.
Negative Zed Musician Biographies
Negative Zed often performs with a number of extra musicians as special guests to fit each new venue and situation but the core ensemble is…
Marguerite Witvoet - piano/voice/conductor
Mark McGregor - flutes
Colin MacDonald - saxophones
Martin Fisk - percussion
Adrian Verdejo - electric and classical guitars
Molly MacKinnon - violin
Doug Gorkoff - violoncello
Mark Haney - double bass
Sample Performance History of the Negative Zed Ensemble
6 Team League - May 15, 2010 – The Cultch – Vancouver, BC
A collaborative National event with ensembles from across the country participating in a joint concert concept, all performing the same repertoire on the same night.
Undercurrents – April 2, 2011 – The Bloedel Conservatory, Queen Elizabeth Park – Vancouver, BC
Joined by members of Toronto’s Contact Contemporary Music, Negative Zed performed amongst the exotic flora and fauna of The Bloedel Conservatory’s triodetic dome.
The Sabine Equation - June 7, 2011 – The Vancouver Art Gallery – Vancouver, BC
Working alongside the Canadian Music Centre and the Canadian League of Composers, Negative Zed performed in Redshift Music’s "The Sabine Equation" in the rotunda of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
The Vertical Orchestra – November 5, 2011 – The Vancouver Public Library – Vancouver, BC
In the indoor promenade of the central branch of the Vancouver Public Library, Negative Zed performed, along with a dozen wind players and 100 plus members of the Vancouver Bach Choir, all conducted by Leslie Dala.
Negative Zed – March 23, 2012 – The Vancouver Convention Centre – Vancouver, BC
Negative Zed was hired to present a unique spatial setup in the Grand Room of the Vancouver Convention Centre for a massive private convention.