Coat Cooke

Upcoming gig

I've got an interesting gig coming up this week.

I"ll be playing a featured piece by Ornette Coleman called Clark Nova Dies. It's a piece from the David Cronenberg film "Naked Lunch". I'll be performing it in trio with Paul Plimley on piano and Tommy Babin on bass.

The show is on Friday, February 13th at Performance Works on Granville Island starting at 8 pm.

Come and hear this really interesting show. See you there.

Here are the details:

So much to see, hear and do!

The 15th season of Vancouver’s Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone

A festival with programmes and events for everyone!

Vancouver, January 21, 2009 – The 15th season of Vancouver’s Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone will take place from February 4 to March 6, 2009. Close to 60 shorts and feature films, fictions and documentaries, including a number of Vancouver premieres and a series of special events will be on at the Park Cinema, the Pacific Cinémathèque, Performance Works on Granville Island, the Ridge Cinema, the OFFA at Simon Fraser University, the auditorium of Jules Verne School and the University of British Columbia.



Thursday February 12th and Friday February 13th at 8:30 p.m.


with Paul Plimley and Marguerite Witvoet on two pianos

and Mark Harris* in the role of Coryphaeus

+ friends cameo appearance


A dialogue between film and music and a celebration of the musical triumphs and sound textures that have been part of film ever since Camille Saint-Saëns wrote the first film score for the Assassination of the Duc de Guise in 1909.

Two evenings to explore many decades:

Take One: From silent movies up to the fifties on Thursday February 12th,


Take Two: From the New Wave to the present on Friday February 13th 2009.