past performances

2016

Lido
Viviane Houle (voice), Lee Hutzulak (synths), Dave Leith (synths)
November 30 , 2016
Vancouver, BC Canada

Music on Main:  Modulus Festival
Music for 18 Musicians – Steve Reich
Viviane Houle – voice 4
November 9, 2016
Vancouver, BC CANADA

Sowieso
Viviane Houle (voice), Klaus Kurvers (bass), Lothar Ohlmeier (clarinet), Hui-Chun Lin (cello)
September 15, 2016
Berlin, Germany

b-flat Jazz Club
guest vocalist with Berlin Improvising Orchestra
September 11, 2016
Berlin, Germany

al Jazz and Blues Society and LotFive
Sissel Vera Pettersen (voice and electronics) Joachim Badenhorst (clarinet), Mikkel Ploug (guitar) from Norway
Viviane Houle (voice), Barry Taylor (percussion)
June 29, 2016
Roberts Creek, BC

Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Sissel Vera Pettersen (voice and electronics), Viviane Houle (voice), and Lee Hutzulak (electronics)
June 30, 2016
Vancouver, BC

The Only Animal Theatre Company presents: Tinkers
Choral direction by Viviane Houle
July 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, Aug 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Roberts Creek, BC

Improv Festival at Merge
Dylan van der Schyff, Kenton Loewen (drums), Clyde Reed, Russell Sholberg (percussion), John Patton, Bill Clark (horns), Sam King, Jeff Younger (guitar), Viviane Houle (voice)
February 5, 2016
Vancouver, BC

China Cloud Gallery – Singles Night: solo muzik performances
Viviane Houle (voice), Ben Brown (percussion), Isis Giraldo (Montreal, Vocals and Piano)
March 29, 2016
Vancouver, BC

Coastal Jazz and Blues Society and LotFive
Lisen Rylander Love (Sweden, voice, sax and electronics), Viviane Houle (voice), Barry Taylor (percussion)
April 9, 2016
Roberts Creek, BC

LotFive
SoundOut Vocal Improv Ensemble
May 13, 2016
Roberts Creek, BC

2017

Merge
Viviane Houle (voice) and Jeff Younger (guitar)
Barbara Adler (voice) and Ron Samworth (guitar)
March 10, 2017
Vancouver, BC Canada

Casa Obscura
Viviane Houle (voice), Joane Hetu (alto saxophone, voice and objets), Charlotte Clermont (projections), Cleo Palacio-Quintin, flutes
March 29, 2017
Montreal, Quebec Canada

Gold Saucer Studio – Sawdust Collector presents:  Couple Night
Viviane Houle (voice) and Jeff Younger (guitar)
May 2, 2017
Vancouver, BC Canada

Merge 
Viviane Houle (voice) and Jeff Younger (guitar)
May 20, 2017
Vancouver, BC Canada

Merge
Christian Pincock (Trombone), Bill Clark (Trumpet), Chris Gestrin (Keys), Meredith Bates (Violin), Viviane Houle (Voice), Dylan van der Schyff (Drums)
June 2, 2017
Vancouver, BC Canada

Fonderie Darling
Gabriel Dharmoo (voice), Elizabeth Lima (voice), Viviane Houle (voice), Marilyne St-Sauveur (dance), Laura Sasseville (costumes), Paul Neudorf (video projection)
July 20, 2017
Montreal, Quebec

 

 

 

2015

Merge
Bernie Arai (percussion), Craig Pedersen (trumpet – Montreal), Jeff Younger (guitar), Viviane Houle (voice)
December 14, 2015
Vancouver, BC

Coastal Jazz and Blues Society and LotFive
Phil Minton (voice), Viviane Houle (voice), Torsten Muller (bass), Graham Ord (saxophone) and Barry Taylor (percussion)
November 14, 2015
Roberts Creek, BC

Sechelt Festival of the Arts
Viviane Houle (voice) and Graham Ord (saxophone, voice)
October 24, 2015
Sechelt Arts Centre, Sechelt, BC

Roberts Creek Arts Festival
Giorgio Magnanensi (electronics), Stefan and Smulovitz (laptop and viola) and Viviane Houle (voice)
May 17, 2015
Roberts Creek, BC

Theatre de Verre
Cathy Heyden (saxophone), Viviane Houle (voice) and Sylvian Kassap (clarinet)
April 16, 2015
Paris, France

LotFive
Sissel Vera Pettersen (voice – Norway) with Viviane Houle (voice), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola) and Giorgio Magnanensi (electronics)
January 31st, 2015
Roberts Creek, BC, Canada

PUSH International Performing Arts Festival: Eye of Newt Ensemble, Hour of the Wolf
Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola) Viviane Houle (voice), Chris Gestrin (keyboard and electronics) with Sissel Vera Pettersen (voice, Norway)
January 30, 2015
Vancouver, BC

2014

LotFive
Viviane Houle (voice), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola) and Giorgio Magnanensi (electronics)
December 9, 2014
Roberts Creek, BC

Merge: Encounters – Dance and Music
Darcy Mcmurray (dance), Chris Wright (dance), Jeff Younger (guitar), Viviane Houle (voice), James Meger (bass)
November 8, 2014
Vancouver, BC

Merge
Jeff Younger (guitar) and Viviane Houle (voice)
September 26, 2014
Vancouver, BC

LotFive: Sweden meets Vancouver meets Roberts Creek
Jeff Younger (guitar), Viviane Houle (voice), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola) with Nils Berg (reeds) and Josef Kallerdahl (bass)
September 6, 2014
Roberts Creek, BC

Red Crab presents: A Tribute to Sun Recors
Viviane Houle (voice), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola), Robotic Horse Mechanical Sun, Joe Deleo, Rob Wilke, Alexander Laidlaw, Tony Finn, Liam Bryant
April 5, 2014
Roberts Creek, BC

Merge: Hundertwasser
Viviane Houle (voice), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola), Jeff Younger (guitar, electronics), Ben Brown (percussion)
March 21, 2014
Vancouver, BC

2013

Sechelt Festival of the Arts: Dances on Water
Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
October 26, 2013
Sechelt, BC

Sechelt Festival of the Arts presents: Love Letters
Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola) with visual artist, Dean Schutz
October 20, 2013
Sechelt, BC

glen67
Viviane Houle (voice), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop), Jeff Younger (guitar), Ben Brown (drums)
August 9, 2013
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Viviane Houle (voice), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola), Didier Petit (cello) and Sylvain Kassap (clarinet)
June 23, 2013
Vancouver, BC

Roberts Creek Arts Festival: Lotfive Sound: Step Outside Music and Dance performances
curators: Viviane Houle and Stefan Smulovitz
May 18th and 19th, 2013
Roberts Creek, BC

Mascall Dance and FUSE: Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club
Viviane Houle (voice), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
May 3, 2013
Vancouver, BC

2012

1067
Jaap Blonk (voice), Viviane Houle (voice), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola) and Lisa Miller (piano)
October 19, 2012
Vancouver, BC

Sechelt Festival of the Arts
Jaap Blonk (voice), Viviane Houle (voice), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
October 18, 2012
Sechelt, BC

Words and Music
Viviane Houle (voice), Clyde Reed (bass), Jared Burrows (reeds), Rich Halley (reeds) and Michael Vlatkovich (trombone)
June 26, 2012
Vancouver, BC

NOW Orchestra
Viviane Houle, Christine Duncan, DB Boyko, Soressa Gardner and Peter Hurst (voices)
April 13, 2012
Vancouver, BC

GroundSwell
Lori Freedman (reeds), Viviane Houle (voice), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
March 18, 2012
Winnipeg, Manitoba

2011

Open Space: Voice ++ Festival
Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
November 20, 2011
Victoria, BC

Sechelt Festival of the Arts
Viviane Houle (voice), Andrew Bate (percussion), Cody Chancellor (visual artist) and Jennifer Norquist-Chancellor (visual artist)
October 23, 2011
Sechelt, BC

Sechelt Festival of the Arts: “The Man Who Planted Trees”
Eyvind Kang (viola/violin) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop), Viviane Houle (voice)
October 21, 2011
Sechelt, BC

Laboratorio
Viviane Houle (voice conduction), Giorgio Magnanensi (conduction), Matthew Talbot-Kelly (animator) | large ensemble of instrumental and vocal improvisors
September 10, 2011
Roberts, Creek, BC

LotFive
with Terrence McManus (guitar, NYC), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola), Viviane Houle (voice)
July 21, 2011
Roberts Creek, BC

Kokoro Dance: Vancouver International Dance Festival
Kokoro Dance with Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
March 6 and 13, 2011
Vancouver, BC

2010

Vancouver New Music: Theatre for the Ears
Viviane Houle (voice) and jamie griffiths (visual artist)
October 22, 2010
Vancouver, BC

Kinesis Dance presents: Box4
Viviane Houle (voice) and Adam Basanta (electronics) with dancers from Kinesis Dance
October 5-9, 2010
Vancouver, BC

Simon Fraser University: Woodward’s SFU OPEN HOUSE
Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
September 25, 2010
Vancouver, BC

Western Front presents: VOICE OVER Mind Festival
Viviane Houle (vocals) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
April 29, 2010
Vancouver, BC

1067
Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola), Viviane Houle (voice), Dave Chokroun (bass), Jeff Younger (guitar)
April 2, 2010
Vancouver, BC

Bright Light Festival: Instant Coffee
Didier Petit (cello – France), Viviane Houle (voice), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
March 8, 2010
Vancouver, BC

LotFive
Viviane Houle (vocals), Stefan Smulovitz (viola), Didier Petit (cello – France))
March 7, 2010,
Roberts Creek, BC
Coastal Jazz And Blues Society: Club 2010
Rene Lussier (guitar), Francois Houle (clarinet), Dylan van der Schyff (percussion), Viviane Houle (voice), and Peggy Lee (cello)
February 25, 2010
Vancouver, BC

Cultural Olympiad presents: Sound Gallery
Viviane Houle (vocals); Stefan Smulovitz (laptop); Paul Plimley (piano); Clyde Reed (bass); Gregg Simpson (drums); Krista Lomax (visuals)
February 15, 2010
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Coastal Jazz and Blues
Anthony Braxton’s Sonic Genome
January 31, 2010
Vancouver, BC

PuSh – Vancouver International Performing Arts Festival: Passion of Joan of Arc
with Eye of Newt Ensemble
January 28, 2010
Vancouver, BC

2009

Hear it NOW! L.E.D. by the Light

with Stefan Smulovitz, Coat Cooke, Eyvind Kang, Viviane Houle, Christine Duncan, DB Boyko, Peter Hurst, Dave Chokroun, Tommy Babin, Chad MacQuarrie, Joseph “Pepe” Danza, Kenton Loewen, Jesse Zubot, J.P. Carter and Brad Muirhead
November 28, 2009 8PM
Vancouver, BC
Sonic Presence: CLAMOUR!
Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
October 8, 2009
Vancouver, BC

Western Front: Sonorienteering (Scott Thomson)
September 10, 2009
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Viviane Houle (voice) Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola), Sylvain Kassap (clarinet) and Didier Petit (cellow) from France
July, 2009
Vancouver, BC

Casa Obscura
Lori Freedman (clarinet), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola), Viviane Houle (voice), Pierre Hebert (visual artist) and Les Poules
May 27, 2009
Montreal, Canada

Cultch and PUSH+ presents Eye of Newt: Busters Keaton’s “Go West”
Paul Plimley (piano), Pepe Danza (percussion), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop), Viviane Houle (voice) and Tommy Babin (bass)
April 18, 2009
Vancouver, BC

Simon Fraser University presents: Inaugural Celebration for Woodward’s (SFU) at Fluevog
Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovtiz (viola)
March, 2009
Vancouver, BC

Music on Main: An improv cabaret with:
Louis Andreissen, Viviane Houle and Cristina Zavalloni
April 7, 2009
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Kokoro Dance: Gareth Farr’s “Pagan Prayer”
Viviane Houle (voice) with Vancouver Symphony
March 20/21, 2009
Vancouver, BC

Zula: Les Poules + Derome/Tanguay Duo (Montreal) + Creekers
Les Poules — Joane Hétu (alto saxophone, voice), Diane Labrosse (voice, accordion, digital sampler), Danielle Palardy Roger (drums, percussion)
Jean Derome (saxophones, flutes, various toys) and Pierre Tanguay (drums, percussion, voice), Viviane Houle (voice), Giorgio Magnanensi (electronics),Graham Ord (saxophones), Stefan Smulovitz (viola, laptop)
March 8, 2009
Roberts Creek, BC

Vancouver Art Gallery: FUSE – “Encounters”
Curated by David Pay
Lisa Miller (piano), John Korsrud (trumpet), Viviane Houle (voice), Carol Sawyer (voice), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola) and Francois Houle (clarinet)
February 27, 2009
Vancouver, BC

Visions Ouest Productions: Les 15e rendez-vous du cinema quebecois et francophone
Viviane Houle (voice), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola), Pierre Hebert (animator)
February 14, 2009
Vancouver, BC

2008

LotFive: Gumboot Cafe
Viviane Houle (voice), Lisa Miller (piano), Ron Samworth (guitar) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
December 13, 2008
Roberts Creek, BC

Simon Fraser University: SFU Electro-acoustic Show
Stefan Smulovitz (laptop/viola) and Viviane Houle (voice)
December 5, 2008
Vancouver, BC

City of Vancouver Public Art Program, Other Sights for Artists Projects and Pendulum Gallery: Marko Simcic “Park”
Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
November 29, 2008
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver International Jazz Festival: Al Neil Tribute
Paul Plimley (piano), Gregg Simpson (drums), Clyde Reed (bass), Krista Lomax (visuals), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola) and Viviane Houle (voice)
June 29, 2008
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
June 27, 2008
Vancouver, BC

NOW Orchestra: Pictures for the Sky – CD release party
Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola) with special guest Barbara Bourget (Kokoro Dance)
June 9, 2008
Vancouver, BC

Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV): gesture4
Viviane Houle (vocals), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop & viola), Noam Gagnon (dance) and jamie griffiths (visuals)
May 17, 2008
Victoriaville, Quebec

Open Space: Voice ++ Festival
Viviane (voice) and Stefan (laptop and viola)
May 10, 2008
Victoria, BC

Instants Chavires: Phil Minton’s Feral Choir
member of the choir
May 3, 2008
Paris, France

Sonic Boom presents: New works by new composers
Viviane Houle (voice) performing a song by Kara Gibbs (composer) and Sheldon Rosen (writer)
April 13, 2008
Vancouver, BC

The Capilano Review launches its Collaboration
An excerpt from the recording of Hadley+Maxwell and Stefan Smulovitz’s “(The Rest Is Missing)
Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
April 10, 2008
Vancouver, BC

Simon Fraser University presents: gesture4
Viviane Houle (vocals), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola), Noam Gagnon Dance, and jamie griffiths (visuals)
March 27, 2008
Burnaby, BC

LotFive and Gumboot Cafe
Viviane Houle (vocals) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola) with special guests Barry Taylor (drums) and Giorgio Magnanensi (electronics)
March 8, 2008
Roberts Creek, BC

Kits Classics + Worlds Beyond present:
Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola), Viviane Houle (voice), and Johanna Hauser (clarinet)
February 24, 2008
Vancouver, BC

Visions Ouest Productions: Les 14e rendez-vous du cinema quebecois et francophone: La belle et la bete (Beauty and the Beast) by Jean Cocteau
Viviane Houle (vocals), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola), Coat Cooke (flute, sax) and Ron Samworth (guitar)
February 15, 2008
Vancouver, BC

Songroom
Viviane Houle performs a new song by Kara Gibbs (composer) and Sheldon Rosen (writer).
January 26, 2008
Vancouver, BC

2007

The NOW Orchestra
Amina Claudine Myers with Viviane Houle, Christine Duncan, Phoebe MacRae, DB Boyko, Peter Hurst & Matthew MacTavish (vocals)
November 16, 2007
Vancouver, BC

Simon Fraser University: SFU Electro-acoustic showcase 
Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola) with texts by Colin Browne
November 9, 2007
Burnaby, BC

twixt at 1067: improvised song cycle (take 3) featuring texts and poems by Colin Browne
Jeff Younger (guitar) and Viviane Houle (vocals)
October 20, 2007
Vancouver, BC

Harvestworks presents
Stefan Smulovitz (laptop, Kenaxis) & Viviane Houle (voice)
August 7, 2007
New York, NY

NOW Orchestra: improvised song cycle (take 1) featuring the texts and poems by Colin Browne
Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola) & Viviane Houle (vocals)
September 24, 2007
Vancouver, BC

The Vision Impure: A new dance project by Noam Gagnon
with music by Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola), Viviane Houle (voice) and Jeff Corness (composer)
October 2-6, 2007
Vancouver, BC

Silent Summer Nights: Live improvised soundtrack to Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams
Large ensemble with Giorgio Magnanensi, Stefan Smulovitz, and Coat Cooke conducting
September 1, 2007
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver International Jazz Festival: Pictures for the Sky
Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
June 29, 2007
Vancouver, BC

Pictures for the Sky: gesture4
Noam Gagnon (dance), jamie griffiths (visuals), Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
June 1-2, 2007
Vancouver, BC

Music on Main presents
Viviane Houle (mezzo-soprano) and Leslie Uyeda (piano)
May 1, 2007
Vancouver, BC

NOW Orchestra: Pictures for the Sky
Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (viola)
March 19, 2007
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Art Gallery: FUSE
Coat Cooke (saxophone), Viviane Houle (voice), Chris Kelly (saxophone) and Stefan Smulovitz (viola)
February 23, 2007
Vancouver, BC

Music on Main: Can’t Buy me Love
A fundraiser with Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
February 13, 2007
Vancouver, BC

Kokoro Dance: Salon Rouge
A fundraiser with Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
February 7, 2007
Vancouver, BC

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival: La belle et la bête
Wayne Horvitz (piano), François Houle (clarinet), Viviane Houle (voice), Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola) and Jesse Zubot (violin)
January 23, 2007
Vancouver, BC

2006

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society: Eye of Newt
Tommy Babin (bass), Davidian Chorley (flute), Viviane Houle (voice), Chris Kelly (saxophone) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
November 20, 2006
Vernon, BC

NOW Orchestra presents: Existential Angst Party
Viviane Houle (voice), Clyde Reed (bass), Brent Belke (guitar) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
November 6, 2006
Vancouver, BC

Silent Summer Nights
Conducted by Giorgio Magnanensi, Coat Cooke & Stefan Smulovitz
September 3, 2006
Vancouver, BC

Festival Vancouver: Bradshaw Pack’s Palimpsest
Viviane Houle (voice), Phoebe MacRae (voice) and Standing Wave Ensemble
August 17, 2006
Vancouver, BC

Soundwave Series: I am sound. Curated by Alan So

Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola)
July 20, 2006
San Francisco, CA

Dancing on the Edge Festival: Mascall Dance’s Bean Bar Zambuca
Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (Iaptop and viola)
July 6 – 13, 2006
West Vancouver, BC

Vancouver International Jazz Festival: Shhz
Viviane Houle (voice) and Stefan Smulovitz (Iaptop and viola), Francois Houle (clarinet) and Jesse Zubot (violin)
June 27, 2004
Vancouver, BC

OPERA PERFORMANCE – 2001-2005
Member of the Vancouver Opera Chorus (Mezzo-Soprano)
Cosi fan tutti; Madama Butterfly; Threepenny Opera, Abduction from the Seraglio; La Traviata; Elektra; La Boheme; Carmen; Aida; Daughter of the Regiment; The Flying Dutchman; Die Fledermaus