Vocalist, composer and curator for over 30 years DB Boyko has initiated and participated in many collaborative projects involving contemporary music. DB has performed with local and international artists such as Paul Plimley, François Houle, Brad Muirhead, Paul Dutton and Evan Parker. She has had several guest engagements with the NOW Orchestra/Orchestra Futura, Talking Pictures and the Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra. DB is the co-founder of several improvising ensembles including Hextremities (1980’s), the all women VIEW Ensemble (1990’s), Crossing Borders Ensemble (2000) and the VOICE OVER mind Choir (2010). She is part of a vocal tour-de-force, Idiolalla, with fellow vocalist Christine Duncan and drummer/spin doctor Jean Martin. Most recently Boyko and Duncan toured Canada performing the site-specific work “Stall”, by Victoria composer Christopher Butterfield, examining the lore of public washrooms.
Express Your Voice Choir (Vancouver)
Saturday May 11, 2014 – 6:30-7pm, Exhibition Hall, Roundhouse
Conducted by DB Boyko with special guest Lee Pui Ming
Choral director DB Boyko and pianist Lee Pui Ming collaborate to energize the ideas and lyrics of the Express Your Voice Choir.
The songs were conceived by members of the choir especially for the Sound of Dragon Festival, then set to music by DB Boyko with arrangements by Lee Pui Ming.
DB Boyko – Music Director/Conductor
Lee Pui Ming – Collaborator/Pianist
In 2009-2010, DB Boyko piloted an older adult initiative, Express Your Voice, with the Roundhouse Community Centre, Arts and Health Project. Now in its fifth year the group meets weekly to develop a music project inspired from their life experiences. The group has performed for Vancouver Seniors Week, Modulus Festival and Talent Time – Biltmore Cabaret in addition to projects with the VOICE OVER mind Choir such as The Coincidence Problem (Memory Festival 2013) and Vancouver Art Gallery’s FUSE (2013).
This concert is a special co-presentation with the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.
Lee Pui Ming is composer-in-residency with the Orchid Ensemble, supported by the SOCAN Foundation
Funders: Canada Council for the Arts, SOCAN Foundation