Field House

Publik Secrets is in a multi-year residency at Hadden Park’s field house, awarded through the Vancouver Parks Board. Located at 1015 Maple St, the field house is a site for multi-disciplinary creative engagements with the park, neighbours, and the city at large. Stay tuned for more updates on this page.

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Upcoming Events

2019


DECEMBER 2 – FREESTYLE FOCUS GROUP

Freestyle Focus Group’s workshops embrace the truth that everyone can freestyle. From beginner to advanced improv exercises, FFG uses freestyle rap as a technique for mental liberation, to not overthink expression but to exist in the moment where true creativity and originality can flow, building self confidence and skills that will help you in all aspects of your life. 8 to 10 pm at the fieldhouse. Free! All are welcome.


NOVEMBER 24 – INTRO TO GAMELAN WORKSHOP

Interesting in learning how to play gamelan music? Join us for a hands-on workshop which will introduce you to the various percussion instruments and playing techniques of Balinese gamelan. We will be using the experimental instruments of the ensemble ‘Gamelan Bike Bike’ for the workshop. The workshop runs from 3:30 to 5pm and is by donation. No previous musical experience necessary. Advanced registration is required via Eventbrite


NOVEMBER 1 THROUGH 30 – FREQUENCIES / COMPOSITION WORKSHOPS

‘Frequencies’ invites you to contribute to the soundscape of The Roundhouse by marking the cycles of time through this contemporary bell tower. Rahi will facilitate regular composition sessions for individuals to improvise and create melodies for the bells to play. Come explore the instrument and hear your creation ring out at intervals
throughout the month. No experience necessary!

Free Drop-in Composition workshops are held on the following times: Fri Nov 1-Sun Nov 3, 5-7 pm | Tue Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, 5-7pm | Wed Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, 11am-1pm
LOCATION: Great Hall, Roundhouse Community Centre


NOVEMBER 1 – MODULUS FESTIVAL LAUNCH PARTY AND PERFORMANCE

The launch of Music on Main’s Modulus Festival features an artist talk by George Rahi and a performance by composer Robyn Jacob, who will be joined by singers Emily Milliard and Emily Cheung for the composition ‘drift’ which originally premiered at our Festival for Publik Space in Hadden Park. Free! Location: Roundhouse Community Centre. More info here


OCTOBER 29 – FREQUENCIES / CHANGE RINGING 

Join us for a tour of the Holy Rosary Cathedral bell tower and listen up close to Vancouver’s only remaining practice of change ringing (patterns and sequences of bell ringing coordinated manually by a group). Members of the Vancouver Society of Change Ringers will be present to ring the bells and demonstrate the techniques involved. The tour meets at 6:30pm in front of the cathedral and is convened by Publik Secrets member George Rahi, who is working towards the upcoming interactive bell installation ‘Frequencies’ at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Advanced registration is required via Eventbrite


OCTOBER 24 – FREQUENCIES / PUBLIC TALK

Join us for a free talk by UBC musicologist Alex Fisher, hosted at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Alex will share his research on the significance of bells in pre-modern Europe, focusing on the spiritual, even magical, functions that were accorded to them, especially their ability to drive away storms and the airborne demons who were thought to cause them. The period following Martin Luther’s Reformation was a crucible for debate and discussion about bells and the power they could work in the atmosphere. Start Time: 8pm   Location Room B


SEPTEMBER 15 – INTRO TO GAMELAN WORKSHOP

Interesting in learning how to play gamelan music? Join us for a hands-on workshop which will introduce you to the various percussion instruments and playing techniques of Balinese gamelan. We will be using the experimental instruments of the ensemble ‘Gamelan Bike Bike’ for the workshop. The workshop runs from 3:30 to 5pm and is by donation. No previous musical experience necessary. Advanced registration is required via Eventbrite


AUGUST 23 – FESTIVAL FOR PUBLIK SPACE

Join us in Hadden Park for a mini-festival of creative loitering and performances. This free, all-ages event runs outdoors from 6:30 to 9:30pm.

Program:
The intersections between music making and the broader acoustic environment have given shape to much of our fieldhouse residency activities, and this year’s event continues our focus on ambient & soundscape based practices, inviting artists and audiences to think of ambience as a state of awareness and conduct, a kind of immersion in, and with, other entities. Bring a blanket and a friend and join us for an evening of installations and performances under the canopy of trees.

Sonic Works by:
Peki Hajdukovic
Jean Brazeau
Laura Crowe + Jonathan Adams
Matthew Ariaratnam + Robyn Jacob
George Rahi

Improvised Movement by:
Luciana Fortes
Raj Gill + Michael Undem


AUGUST 10 – GAMELAN BIKE BIKE @ KALEIDOSCOPE FESTIVAL

Gamelan Bike Bike gives a free performance in Town Centre Park as part of Kaleidoscope Festival.  The performance begins at 4pm. More info here


AUGUST 8 – VINE ARTS FESTIVAL

Vine Arts Festival returns to Hadden Park this year with outdoor performances and installations from 4:30 to 8:30pm, including an outdoor sound installation by Publik Secrets member George Rahi. The event is free and finishes with a community feast! Full schedule is here


JULY 18 – SOUNDWALK / WORLD LISTENING DAY

Participate in World Listening Day with a soundwalk from Roundhouse Community Centre to Hadden Park. This walk will explore the soundscape of Vancouver’s coastline and ask what defines our city’s sonic environment today. Through a practice of collective walking and listening, can we hear the forces that punctuate daily life into a tapestry of rhythms?
The walk begins at 7pm from the Roundhouse Community Centre and will conclude at the Hadden Park Fieldhouse for a discussion.

JULY 1 – MUSICAL PLAYGROUND @ GRANVILLE ISLAND

The Musical Playground is an interactive installation of large-scale experimental instruments in sculptural and kinetic forms. Drawing inspiration from instrument inventors such as the Baschet Brothers and Harry Partch, the installation creates a space of hands-on play and improvisation that invites people to explore the sonic dimensions of everyday objects and the possibilities for music embedded in them. The playground will be installed outdoors next to the False Creek Community Centre between 10am and 5pm. Free!


JUNE 15 – KARAOKE MARATHON

Publik Secrets, in collaboration with Weekend Leisure, invite you to the Hadden Park Fieldhouse for a Karaoke Marathon! Starts: Saturday, June 15th at 1pm and goes on for as long as there are people singing!

Duets Hour, Can-Con Hour, Sunset Hour, Midnight Pancake Hour, and more!


JUNE 1 – ADULTS ARE SO LAST YEAR

Western Front opens its doors and invites kids of all ages to collaborate with artists and musicians for activities and games exploring media arts, music and visual arts. We’ll have our Musical Playground installation there alongside activities led by Gabi Dao, Alanna Ho, and Roxanne Charles. Free! From 12 to 5pm at 303 East 8th Avenue.


MAY 16 – WANDERING STRANGER TEA GATHERING 

Come join us for tea and take in the sunset at Hadden Park. We’ll be setup at the picnic tables at the northwest corner of the park with our “Mobile Tools for Conviviality”, offering tea as a vehicle for connection between strangers. From 7 to 10pm, co-hosted with the Pandora Benevolent Society for New Media and Happiness Research.


MAY 13 – FREESTYLE FOCUS GROUP

Freestyle Focus Group’s workshops embrace the truth that everyone can freestyle. From beginner to advanced improv exercises, FFG uses freestyle rap as a technique for mental liberation, to not overthink expression but to exist in the moment where true creativity and originality can flow, building self confidence and skills that will help you in all aspects of your life. 7 to 10 pm. Free! All are welcome.


MAY 12 – GAMELAN GITA ASMARA PERFORMANCE

Come enjoy a free outdoor performance by Gamelan Gita Asmara at the Hadden Park Field House! The Vancouver ensemble of 25 musicians performs traditional and contemporary music from Bali, Indonesia on a gamelan (ensemble of bronze gongs, metallophones and drums). The ensemble will showcase repertoire taught by visiting musician and teacher I Putu Gede Sukaryana (Balot). The performance will take place at 2pm.


APRIL 28 – INTRO TO GAMELAN WORKSHOP

Interesting in learning how to play gamelan music? Join us for a hands-on workshop which will introduce you to the various percussion instruments and playing techniques of Balinese gamelan. We will be using the experimental instruments of the ensemble ‘Gamelan Bike Bike’ for the workshop. The workshop runs from 3:30 to 5pm and is by donation. No previous musical experience necessary. Advanced registration is required via Eventbrite


APRIL 27 – GAMELAN BIKE BIKE + PANTAYO

Gamelan Bike Bike will be opening for Pantayo at this upcoming Vancouver New Music concert! Pantayo is an all-women lo-fi R&B gong punk collective based in Toronto. The group combines percussive metallophones and drums from kulintang traditions of Southern Philippines and synth-based electro grooves, to create a sound shaped by their experiences as Diasporic Filipinas.

8PM, Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM
The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor)
Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3568287


MARCH 25 – FREESTYLE FOCUS GROUP

Freestyle Focus Group’s workshops embrace the truth that everyone can freestyle. From beginner to advanced improv exercises, FFG uses freestyle rap as a technique for mental liberation, to not overthink expression but to exist in the moment where true creativity and originality can flow, building self confidence and skills that will help you in all aspects of your life. 7 to 10 pm. Free! All are welcome.


MARCH 24 – INTRO TO GAMELAN WORKSHOP

Interesting in learning how to play gamelan music? Join us for a hands-on workshop which will introduce you to the various percussion instruments and playing techniques of Balinese gamelan. We will be using the experimental instruments of the ensemble ‘Gamelan Bike Bike’ for the workshop. The workshop runs from 3:30 to 5pm and is by donation. No previous musical experience necessary. Advanced registration is required via Eventbrite


FEBRUARY 25 – SOUNDWALK @ HADDEN PARK

Join the members of Vancouver Soundwalk Collective for a soundwalk through Hadden Park and its surrounding neighbourhood. A Soundwalk is a guided listening tour that encourages participants to actively listen, opening ears and consciousness to the complex orchestration that the environment is composing at all times. It is an exercise in drawing attention to subtle, hidden sounds as well as a way to discern the various layers and defining sonic features of a place. The walk starts at 7pm at the Hadden Park fieldhouse and will return to the fieldhouse for snacks and discussion afterwards.


FEBRUARY 17 – GAMELAN BIKE BIKE @ MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Gamelan Bike Bike hosts a free interactive workshop with the ensemble’s instruments at the Museum of Anthropology’s annual family day event. The workshop is free and held between 3 and 5pm.


FEBRUARY 10 – INTRO TO GAMELAN WORKSHOP

Interesting in learning how to play gamelan music? Join us for a hands-on workshop which will introduce you to the various percussion instruments and playing techniques of Balinese gamelan. We will be using the experimental instruments of the ensemble ‘Gamelan Bike Bike’ for the workshop. The workshop runs from 3:30 to 5pm and is by donation. No previous musical experience necessary. Advanced registration is required via Eventbrite


JANUARY 13 – INTRO TO GAMELAN WORKSHOP

Interesting in learning how to play gamelan music? Join us for a hands-on workshop which will introduce you to the various percussion instruments and playing techniques of Balinese gamelan. We will be using the experimental instruments of the ensemble ‘Gamelan Bike Bike’ for the workshop. The workshop runs from 3:30 to 5pm and is by donation. No previous musical experience necessary. Advanced registration is required via Eventbrite


2018


DECEMBER 2 – SHAKE UP EXHIBIT LAUNCH – MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Join us at the launch of the Museum of Anthropology’s new exhibition ‘Shake Up: Preserving What We Value’, which explores various scientific understandings and indigenous knowledge(s) of earthquakes. The launch event features workshops connecting participants to the arts of Indonesia and a talk which explores how Balinese culture is shaped by its earthquake-prone environment. At 1:30pm Gamelan Bike Bike will host a free interactive workshop with the ensemble’s instruments in collaboration with guest director I Putu Gede Sukaryana. The event is admission by donation between 10 am – 5 pm.


NOVEMBER 16 – ONLY A VISITOR x KINGSGATE CHORUS x GAMELAN BIKE BIKE

Publik Secrets presents a concert of new music at the Roundhouse Community Centre featuring the musical projects involved in our fieldhouse residency. The evening features new works by art pop quintet Only A Visitor in collaboration with the Kingsgate Chorus. Joining the evening is Gamelan Bike Bike, a Balinese gamelan inspired ensemble made from recycled bicycles. Tickets are $15 and are available in advance here https://onlyavisitor.brownpapertickets.com/


OCTOBER 24 – SOUNDWALK

Join the members of Vancouver Soundwalk Collective for a soundwalk around False Creek. A Soundwalk is a guided listening tour that encourages participants to actively listen, opening ears and consciousness to the complex orchestration that the environment is composing at all times. It is an exercise in drawing attention to subtle, hidden sounds as well as a way to discern the various layers and defining sonic features of a place. The walk will begin at 5pm, beginning in front of Granville Island Brewing (near the entrance to Granville Island) and will finish at the fieldhouse for snacks and discussion afterwards.


SEPTEMBER 29 & 30 – MUSICAL PLAYGROUND @ ROBSON SQUARE

As part of the VIVA Vancouver activation program, our Musical Playground installation will be installed into Vancouver’s downtown public spaces this September. This interactive installation features a series of acoustic and electronic hand-made instruments designed for all ages play. Drawing inspiration from the whimsical instruments created by inventors such as the Baschet Brothers and Harry Partch, the installation creates a space of hands-on play and improvisation that invites people to explore the intuitive relationships between everyday objects, sound, and the possibilities for music embedded in them.  The installation will be located in Robson Square between 11am and 4pm on each day.


SEPTEMBER 23 – GAMELAN WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE

Come participate in a free gamelan workshop at Hadden Park with Gamelan Gita Asmara.  The workshop runs from 2pm to 4pm and is followed by a free performance. Register here UPDATE: Due to rain this event will be held indoors at St James Community Square (3214 W. 10th Avenue)


AUGUST 18 – FESTIVAL FOR PUBLIK SPACE

Join us in Hadden Park for a celebration of art in the park! We’re marking the third year of the Publik Secret’s field house residency, and we’d like to pack in many of our favorite things into the park for a mini-festival of creative loitering and performances. This free, all-ages event runs from 5pm to 9:30pm and is held outdoors on unceded coast salish territory.

The diverse field of sound art has been a continual feature of our fieldhouse residency, and this year’s festival will have a special focus on ambient & soundscape based practices, using our distributed mobile sound systems to create an outdoor listening space that interacts with and references the surrounding acoustic environment.

Sonic Works by:
Hildegard Westerkamp
Danny Majer
Jonathan Scherk
George Rahi
Robyn Jacob, w/ Emma Postl and Emily Millard

Also Featuring:
Pop-Up Ping Pong by frida&frank
Mobile Tools for Conviviality

bring a blanket and a friend!
all forms of creative loitering encouraged!


AUGUST 9 – NO TREE IS UNTOUCHED BY THE WIND

Vine Arts Festival returns to Hadden Park this year and features a new outdoor sound installation by George Rahi. Integrating an artistic practice in kinetic sound sculpture, new media technology, and acoustic instrument making, no tree is untouched by the wind is comprised of a series of individually suspended metallophone bells interfaced with electro-magnetically controlled actuators distributed throughout the park. Much as the way the diffuse qualities of ringing church bells and dispersed bird songs draw attention to the acoustic profile of the soundscape, the resonant tones of the installation similarly prompt listeners to hold the entire sound field in their attention to discern between its focal and overlapping qualities with the surrounding space. This work links together research and praxis in acoustic ecology and sound art, and explores the capacities for artworks to further ecological ways of thinking.


JULY 1 – MUSICAL PLAYGROUND @ GRANVILLE ISLAND

The Musical Playground is an interactive installation that features many unique and hand-made instruments. Drawing inspiration from the whimsical instruments created by inventors such as the Baschet Brothers and Harry Partch, the installation creates a space of hands-on play and improvisation that invites people to explore the relationships between everyday objects, sound, and the possibilities for music embedded in them. The installation will be located in front of the False Creek Community Centre between 10am and 5pm.


JUNE 13 – GAMELAN WORKSHOP @ YALETOWN COMMUNITY BBQ

This free, all-ages & abilities workshop introduces participants to the sounds and instruments of Gamelan Bike Bike.  Through hands-on music making, participants will learn the basic playing techniques of the instruments and how the various parts fit together to create an ensemble. The event takes place from 12pm to 1:30pm at Roundhouse Community Centre Turntable Plaza as part of the Yaletown Community BBQ. No Registration required.


APRIL 28 – GAMELAN GITA ASMARA PERFORMANCE

(CANCELED)  – Due to Rain we will be re-scheduling the event later in the year

Come enjoy a free outdoor performance by Gamelan Gita Asmara at the Hadden Park Field House! The Vancouver ensemble of 25 musicians performs traditional and contemporary music of Bali, Indonesia on a gamelan (ensemble of bronze gongs, metallophones and drums). The ensemble will showcase repertoire learned over the past year by artist director teacher I Putu Gede Sukaryana (Balot). The performance will take place at 2pm (Weather-depending! – check here or facebook for an update the day-of)


MARCH 14 – SOUNDWALK

Join the members of Vancouver Soundwalk Collective for a soundwalk around Hadden Park. A Soundwalk is a guided listening tour that encourages participants to actively listen, opening ears and consciousness to the complex orchestration that the environment is composing at all times. It is an exercise in drawing attention to subtle, hidden sounds as well as a way to discern the various layers and defining soundmarks of a place. The walk will begin at the fieldhouse for 6:30pm, and will return to the fieldhouse for snacks and discussion afterwards.


MARCH 4 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio).

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening.  This month’s guest is Elisa Ferrari. Ferrari works with text, image, and sound. To consider acts and implications of retrieval, she produces projects that manifest as installations, sound walks, artist books, and performance; often addressing or incorporating archival fragments. Ferrari holds a BFA from the University of Architecture of Venice (IUAV) and a MAA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD).

The event is held at the fieldhouse from 3:30 to 6:30pm.


FEBRUARY 10 – GAMELAN & INSTRUMENT MAKING WORKSHOP

This workshop introduces participants to the various instrument making techniques used to create a gamelan. We will look at ways to shape the sonic properties of everyday materials and there will be hands-on music making with the instruments of the Gamelan Bike Bike ensemble. This works is supported by Surrey’s Community Art Program, and is a free event open to youth who are between the age of 15-30. Registration Here


JANUARY 21 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio).

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. This month we have invited Gamelan Bike Bike’s guest teacher from Bali, I Putu Gede Sukaryana (who goes by Balot,) to be our guest presenter. Balot is a cofounder of Insitu Recordings, a new label based in Bali, Indonesia, and is a prominent young composer whose music features brilliance of form and an intrinsic sense of playfulness..

The event is held at the fieldhouse from 3:30 to 6:30pm.


2017


NOVEMBER 26 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio).

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome Matthew Ariaratnam, a composer, guitarist, and improviser to be our guest this month. Matthew likes to work with sound as a sonic material and as a point of connection to create happenings and relational interactions. He manages this through practices of field recording, soundwalking, musicking, and making site-specific performance.

The event is held at the fieldhouse from 3:30 to 6:30pm.


OCTOBER 22 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio).

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome artist prOphecy Sun to be this month’s guest. prOphecy is a prolific interdisciplinary artist who has been self releasing music for almost 10 years, weaving vast vocal soundscapes and exploring the use of smartphone technology as a recording tool. Her work explores the relationship between the conscious and the unconscious, the environment, and sound.

The event is held at the fieldhouse from 3:30 to 6:30pm.


SEPTEMBER 15 – PING PONG FESTIVAL

Come join us for an afternoon of Ping Pong, music, and art in Hadden Park! Frida&Frank are bringing three of their custom ping pong tables and will be joined by our Mobile Tools For Conviviality, which features a mobile sound system and pop-corn/tea cart.

You are welcome to bring your own paddle, but we have enough for all the tables to be played with doubles if needed.

4pm to 9:30pm


SEPTEMBER 14 – STATE OF THE PRACTICE EXHIBIT

State of the Practice is an annual exhibition highlighting the Vancouver Park Board’s longstanding commitment to artists working in community to engage citizens in creative practices. This year’s exhibit, FieldGuides, focuses on the Field House Studio Residency Program. Our projects in Hadden Park over the past 2 year of our residency will be featured. Join us at the opening reception on Thursday September 14.

Exhibition: Mon Sep 11 – Sun Sep 24
Location: Exhibition Hall | Performance Centre, Roundhouse Community Centre
Free Entrance, More Info Here


AUGUST 9 – OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT

Join us in Hadden Park for a pedal-powered screening of short films, co-presented with Vines Art Festival 2017

Works Presented: “Slow Media”, “Mother’s Map”, and “Beyond Recognition”

Films Start at 9pm. This is a free all-ages event! Bring a blanket! yes there will be popcorn!

The outdoor cinema follows many other activities in Hadden Park on Wednesday. To see the full schedule, visit http://vinesartfestival.com/pages/august-9-2017/


July 29 – FESTIVAL FOR PUBLIK SPACE

Join us in Hadden Park for a celebration of art in the park! We’re marking two years since the Publik Secret’s field house residency began, and we’d like to pack in many of our favorite things into the park for a one-day mini-festival of creative loitering and performances. This is a FREE ALL-AGES event, held outdoors on unceded coast salish territory.
▼Performances by ▼
Only a Visitor
Gamelan Bike Bike
Red Moon
▼Also Featuring▼
SiteFactory: Mobile Art Platform
Freestyle Focus Group
Mobile Tools for Conviviality
bring a blanket and a friend!

all forms of creative loitering encouraged!

5pm to 9pm


JUNE 29 – POLITICAL CROSS-STITCH WORKSHOP

Join the artists and activists from Tin Can Studio, Gen WHY, and Apathy is Boring to make fun political wall hangings! This **free** cross-stitching workshop brings people together in the Tin Can Studio (mobile art studio) to stitch powerful slogans on to fabric while learning new craftivism skills and hanging out with people in your community. These assertive wall hangings serve as elegant reminders for political action in daily life and also make great gifts!

We’ll also be showcasing stories of civic engagement with outdoor projections as part of the 150 Years Young project.

When: June 29th, 8:30pm – 11pm at the Hadden Park fieldhouse.


JUNE 20 – SOLSTICE GATHERING

Gamelan Bike Bike will be performing at the Gathering Place’s annual Summer Solstice celebration in Emery Barnes Park at 7pm! Free, all ages, and outdoors!


JUNE 8 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio). Meet at the field house at 8pm, event starts at 8:30.

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome Aaron Pettigrew to be this month’s guest.


JUNE 5 – FREESTYLE FOCUS GROUP

Freestyle Focus Group’s workshops embrace the truth that everyone can freestyle. From beginner to advanced improv exercises, FFG uses freestyle rap as a technique for mental liberation, to not overthink expression but to exist in the moment where true creativity and originality can flow, building self confidence and skills that will help you in all aspects of your life. 8 to 11 pm. Free! All are welcome.


MAY 4 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio). Meet at the field house at 8pm, event starts at 8:30.

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome Pietro Sammarco to be this month’s guest.


APRIL 6 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio). Meet at the field house at 8pm, event starts at 8:30.

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome drummer Justin Devries to be this month’s guest. Devries is dedicated to the study of drums, percussion, electronics and international music, and his studies strive to explore and celebrate the multicultural realities of life in the 21st century. Justin recently returned from a self directed study of Balinese music in Indonesia.


APRIL 2 – SOUNDWALKING PRIVATELY-OWNED PUBLIC SPACE

A Soundwalk is a guided listening tour that encourages participants to actively listen, opening ears and consciousness to the complex orchestration that the environment is composing at all times. It is an exercise in drawing attention to subtle, hidden sounds as well as a way to discern the various layers and defining soundmarks of a place. Presented by Vancouver New Music and the Vancouver Soundwalk collective, artist George Rahi will lead a soundwalk starting at Waterfront Station at 2pm. More information here.


MARCH 13  – FREESTYLE FOCUS GROUP

Freestyle Focus Group’s workshops embrace the truth that everyone can freestyle. From beginner to advanced improv exercises, FFG uses freestyle rap as a technique for mental liberation, to not overthink expression but to exist in the moment where true creativity and originality can flow, building self confidence and skills that will help you in all aspects of your life. 8 to 11 pm. Free! All are welcome.


FEBRUARY 17 – SHADOW JAM

Shadowjam is a fully participatory event where everyone is a performer and everyone is the audience. It’s a magical blend of improvised musical jam, in-the-moment shadow puppetry, and spontaneous storytelling. Hosted by Mind of a Snail Puppet Co, Shadowjam provides a framework for unconditional play within an expressive, inclusive group experience. Participants often describe it as a shared dream. Come for snacks and shadow puppet crafting at 7pm. The shadowjam runs from 8 to 10pm. Free! All are welcome.


FEBRUARY 13  – FREESTYLE FOCUS GROUP

Freestyle Focus Group’s workshops embrace the truth that everyone can freestyle. From beginner to advanced improv exercises, FFG uses freestyle rap as a technique for mental liberation, to not overthink expression but to exist in the moment where true creativity and originality can flow, building self confidence and skills that will help you in all aspects of your life. 8 to 11 pm. Free! All are welcome.


FEBRUARY 9– SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio). Meet at the field house at 8pm, event starts at 8:30.

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome Professor Alejandra Bronfman to be this month’s guest.


FEBRUARY 4 – WINTER WANDER

Gamelan Bike Bike will be performing throughout the day at Winter Wander.  A $5 ticket gets you access to this hot-spot of cultural institutions next to Hadden Park, including the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver Academy of Music, and City of Vancouver Archives! Winter Wander goes from 10am to 5pm, with Gamelan Bike Bike performances at noon and 2pm in the Vancouver Maritime Museum.


JANUARY 23  – FREESTYLE FOCUS GROUP

Freestyle Focus Group’s workshops embrace the truth that everyone can freestyle. From beginner to advanced improv exercises, FFG uses freestyle rap as a technique for mental liberation, to not overthink expression but to exist in the moment where true creativity and originality can flow, building self confidence and skills that will help you in all aspects of your life. 8 to 11 pm. Free! All are welcome.


JANUARY 12 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio). Meet at the field house at 8pm, event starts at 8:30.

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome composer, radio-artist, teacher and sound ecologist Hildegard Westerkamp to be this month’s guest.

2016


NOVEMBER 3 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio). Meet at the field house at 8pm, event starts at 8:30.

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome composer Ben Wylie to be this month’s guest. Ben recently completed his Masters of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at SFU, and has his work explores perception and acoustics, tuning systems, and the theatrics in musical performance.


OCTOBER 21 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio). Meet at the field house at 7pm, event starts at 7:30.

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome Annie Chiavaroli as our guest presenter this month.


OCTOBER 1 – BIG DRAW VANCOUVER

Birdsong, crashing waves, dogs on the seawall…go on a sound hunt through Hadden Park and create a graphic zine from what you hear. Marks, gestures waves and notations from the scientific to the eccentric are welcome. Then add your marks to a massive, collaborative Sidewalk Sound Portrait of Hadden Park. From 12 to 4pm, FREE – ALL-AGES no registration required. Hosted as part of the BIG DRAW VANCOUVER FESTIVAL


AUGUST 17 – OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT

Join us in Hadden Park for a special pedal-powered screening of Josh Fox’s “How To Let Go of the World and Love Everything Climate Can’t Change”. Participants will take turns powering the projector through the use of a bicycle energy generator.

“In How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change, Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?”

Movie starts at 9pm
bring a blanket!
yes there will be popcorn 🙂

This is a FREE ALL-AGES event


AUGUST 4 – FESTIVAL FOR PUBLIK SPACE

Join us in Hadden Park for a celebration of art in the park! Its been one year into Publik Secret’s field house residency, and we’d like to pack in many of our favorite things into the park for a one-day mini-festival of creative loitering and performances. This is a FREE ALL-AGES event, held outdoors on unceded coast salish territory.
▼Performances by ▼
Only a Visitor
Graftician
Gamelan Bike Bike
Bill Jr Jr
Martin Reisle
▼Also Featuring▼
Publik Secret’s Mobile Tools for Conviviality
ReeWahyld – an outdoor-specific dance piece by Kelly McInnes
Sound Installation by George Rahi
Tea by Pandora Benevolent Society
bring a blanket and a friend!

all forms of creative loitering encouraged!


JULY 21 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio). Meet at the field house at 8pm, event starts at 8:30.

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome George Rahi as our guest presenter this month, who will be presenting a work-in-progress sound installation using analog and electronic organ technology.


JUNE 18 – OPEN STUDIO

You’re invited to the Hadden Park Fieldhouse for an open studio. Drop in to meet George Rahi and Robyn Jacob of Publik Secrets. Check out their fieldhouse studio and try their experimental musical instruments, such as the Bass Piano, an upright piano tuned down an entire octave by Andrew Wedman, courtesy of the Western Front. There will also be an all-ages hands-on musical instrument making workshop using found objects. The open studio runs from 1 to 5pm.


JUNE 13 – FREESTYLE FOCUS GROUP

Freestyle Focus Group’s workshops embrace the truth that everyone can freestyle. From beginner to advanced improv exercises, FFG uses freestyle rap as a technique for mental liberation, to not overthink expression but to exist in the moment where true creativity and originality can flow, building self confidence and skills that will help you in all aspects of your life. 9 to 11:30 pm. Free! All are welcome.


JUNE 9 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio). Meet at the field house at 8pm, event starts at 8:30.

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome Elliot Vaughan as our guest presenter this month.


MAY 5 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio). Meet at the field house at 8pm, event starts at 8:30.

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome Lief Hall as our guest presenter this month.


MAY 2- FREESTYLE FOCUS GROUP

Freestyle Focus Group’s workshops embrace the truth that everyone can freestyle. From beginner to advanced improv exercises, FFG uses freestyle rap as a technique for mental liberation, to not overthink expression but to exist in the moment where true creativity and originality can flow, building self confidence and skills that will help you in all aspects of your life. 9 to 11:30 pm. Free! All are welcome.


APRIL 24 – SPRING FORTH

Come take a walk around Hadden Park to learn about the flora that is blooming all around. From trees in blankets of dogwood flowers to peonies emerging from large buds, enjoy the day as it springs forth. Mayan Vered, a trained horticulturalist, will lead the guided walk and share knowledge about commonly found flora, from Latin and common names to site specific cultural conditions.


APRIL 17 – SPRING FORTH 

Stop by the field house for demonstrations on seed starting procedures. This hands-on workshop will also answer any questions about how to get your garden ready for the upcoming growing season.Materials for starting seeds will be on hand so you take something home to grow on. Seeds will also be available for seed swapping, feel free to bring any seeds to share!

All-Ages! Free!
Presented in conjunction with Spring forth photography exhibition by Mayan Vered as part of Capture Photography Festival


APRIL 9 – 24 HOUR KARAOKE

Publik Secrets, in collaboration with Weekend Leisure, invite you to the Hadden Park field house studio for 24 Hours of Karaoke! Yes! 24 consecutive hours of karaoke!

Starts: Saturday, April 9th at 10am
Ends: Sunday April 10th, 10am

Inspired by the weekly outdoor karaoke found in Berlin’s Mauerpark and the thriving 24-hour karaoke clubs in Tokyo, we are creating a continuous participatory event that aims to stretch our sense of what is possible in our city.

This free, all-ages event is collaboratively produced. If you are interested in helping plan an activity for one of the 24 hours, contact us and submit your idea using this form. http://goo.gl/forms/XE0xn5hvZb

Idea Due Date: If you can commit to planning something for one of the 24 hours, please let us know by Sun, March 20th.

A catalogue of all the songs that will be available for singers can be found here http://karaoke.weekendleisure.ca/


APRIL 6 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio). Meet at the field house at 8pm, event starts at 8:30.

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome Martin Reisle as our guest presenter this month.


MARCH 14- FREESTYLE FOCUS GROUP

Freestyle Focus Group’s workshops embrace the truth that everyone can freestyle. From beginner to advanced improv exercises, FFG uses freestyle rap as a technique for mental liberation, to not overthink expression but to exist in the moment where true creativity and originality can flow, building self confidence and skills that will help you in all aspects of your life. 9 to 11:30 pm. Free! All are welcome.


MARCH 2 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio). Meet at the field house at 8pm, event starts at 8:30.

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome Giorgio Magnanensi as our guest presenter this month.


FEBRUARY 4 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio). Meet at the field house at 8pm, event starts at 8:30.

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome Soledad Muñoz as our guest this month.


JANUARY 25 – FREESTYLE FOCUS GROUP

Freestyle Focus Group’s workshops embrace the truth that everyone can freestyle. From beginner to advanced improv exercises, FFG uses freestyle rap as a technique for mental liberation, to not overthink expression but to exist in the moment where true creativity and originality can flow, building self confidence and skills that will help you in all aspects of your life. 9 to 11:30 pm. Free! All are welcome.


JANUARY 7 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING SERIES

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio). Meet at the field house at 8pm, event starts at 8:30.

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome Dr. Michael Tenzer as our guest!


2015


DECEMBER 14 – FREESTYLE FOCUS GROUP

Freestyle Focus Group’s workshops embrace the truth that everyone can freestyle. From beginner to advanced improv exercises, FFG uses freestyle rap as a technique for mental liberation, to not overthink expression but to exist in the moment where true creativity and originality can flow, building self confidence and skills that will help you in all aspects of your life. 9 to 11:30 pm. Free! All are welcome.


DECEMBER 3 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING PARTY

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio).  Meet at the field house at 8pm, event starts at 8:30.

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome local drummer Selina Crammond as our guest!


NOVEMBER 16 – FREESTYLE FOCUS GROUP

Freestyle Focus Group’s workshops embrace the truth that everyone can freestyle. From beginner to advanced improv exercises, FFG uses freestyle rap as a technique for mental liberation, to not overthink expression but to exist in the moment where true creativity and originality can flow, building self confidence and skills that will help you in all aspects of your life. 9 to 11:30 pm. Free! All are welcome.


NOVEMBER 5 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING PARTY

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio). Meet at the field house at 8pm, event starts at 8:30.

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome composer/harpist Elisa Thorn as our guest!


NOVEMBER 4 – SHADOW JAM

Shadowjam is a fully participatory event where everyone is a performer and everyone is the audience. It’s a magical blend of improvised musical jam, in-the-moment shadow puppetry, and spontaneous storytelling. Hosted by Mind of a Snail Puppet Co, Shadowjam provides a framework for unconditional play within an expressive, inclusive group experience. Participants often describe it as a shared dream. Come for snacks and shadow puppet crafting at 7pm. The shadowjam runs from 9 to 11pm. Free! All are welcome.


OCTOBER 5 – FREESTYLE FOCUS GROUP

Freestyle Focus Group’s workshops embrace the truth that everyone can freestyle. From beginner to advanced improv exercises, FFG uses freestyle rap as a technique for mental liberation, to not overthink expression but to exist in the moment where true creativity and originality can flow, building self confidence and skills that will help you in all aspects of your life. 9 to 11:30 pm. Free! All are welcome.


OCTOBER 1 – SEE SOUNDS LISTENING PARTY

See Sounds is a sonic potluck that creates a social space for listening. Bring something you would like to listen to together. Discussion will follow. We will have most formats available (digital, vinyl, CD, tape, radio). Meet at the field house at 8pm, event starts at 8:30.

As part of our See Sounds series, we are featuring a guest artist to curate part of the evening. We welcome the amazing Gabriel Solomon as our first guest!


SEPTEMBER 26 – CULTURE DAYS OPEN HOUSE

Drop in to meet George Rahi and Robyn Jacob of Publik Secrets. Check out their new Fieldhouse Studio and participate in a demo of their homemade musical instruments. The open house runs from 1-5pm.


SEPTEMBER 9 – PEDAL POWERED BIKE-IN MOVIE NIGHT 

Featuring fabulous cartoons from the NFB achives plus made-in-Vancouver independent works from The New National Film Board. Meet at Kickstand Community Bikes (1739 Venables Street) at 8pm for a leisurely ride to the park. Movie starts at 9pm. all ages! free! bring a blanket!


AUGUST 28 – HAPPY AS A BUTTON

Happy as a Button invites people to create their own button (or two) showcasing the things that make them happy and their personal maxims/words they live by. The ‘happy buttons’ are inspired by the Museum of Vancouver’s The Happy Show, an interactive and thought-provoking exhibit that showcases Stefan Sagmeister’s 10 years of research into his own personal happiness. Happy as a Button encourages people to think about their own happiness, all the while stretching their artistic muscles and having fun! Button-making will go from 2-4pm at the Field House


AUGUST 23 – GAMELAN GITA ASMARA PERFORMANCE

Come enjoy a free summer afternoon performance by Gamelan Gita Asmara! The ensemble will showcase repertoire learned over the past year with two performances on the afternoon of August 23rd at the Hadden Park Field House at 3pm and 4pm.


AUGUST 19 – Wandering Stranger TEA GATHERING 

In partnership with the Pandora Benevolent Society for New Media and Happiness Research, the field house with be host to a tea-gathering on Thursday August 20. Doors at 18:00.  Tea will be served after dinner.


AUGUST 18 – PEDAL-POWERED BIKE-IN MOVIE NIGHT

Come join us for a group bike ride to Hadden Park, where we’ll be screening Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (a hilarious re-telling of the classic ‘The Bicycle Thief’)
meet at Kickstand Community Bikes (1739 Venables Street) at 8pm for a leisurely ride to the park. all ages! free! bring a blanket!


hadden park field house