Barbara Adler

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Barbara Adler is a musician, poet, and storyteller based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is a past Canadian Team Slam Champion, was a founding member of the Vancouver Youth Slam, and a past CBC Poetry Face Off winner.[1]

She was a founding member of the folk band The Fugitives with Brendan McLeod, C.R. Avery and Mark Berube[2][3] until she left the band in 2011 to pursue other artistic ventures. She was a member of the accordion shout-rock band Fang, later Proud Animal, and works under the pseudonym Ten Thousand Wolves.[4][5][6][7][8]

In 2004 she participated in the inaugural Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, winning the Spoken Wordlympics with her fellow team members Shane Koyczan, C.R. Avery, and Brendan McLeod.[9][10] In 2010 she started on The BC Memory Game, a traveling storytelling project based on the game of memory[11] and had been involved with the B.C. Schizophrenia Society Reach Out Tour for several years.[12][13][14] She is of Czech-Jewish descent.[15][16]

Barbara Adler has her bachelor's degree and MFA from Simon Fraser University, with a focus on songwriting, storytelling, and community engagement.[17][18] In 2015 she was a co-star in the film Amerika, directed by Jan Foukal,[19][20] which premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.[21]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Squeezebox and Hound
  • B.C. Memory Game

Discography[edit]

  • Flusterbush (2007)

With The Fugitives:

  • In Streetlight Communion (2007)
  • Face of Impurity (2007)
  • Find Me (2009)
  • Eccentrically We Love (2010)

With Fang:

  • Diskopatska (2010)

With Proud Animal:

  • Proud Animal (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elementary School Concert Performers". 
  2. ^ McLaughlin, John P. (18 May 2010). "Featured Artist". The Province. 
  3. ^ "The Fugitives". Canadian Review of Literature in Performance. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Barbara Adler and Reach Out Psychosis". CBC News. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Derdeyn, Stuart (12 June 2013). "Seven ways to entertain in an inexpensive Main Street venue". The Province. Archived from the original on 14 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  6. ^ McCloskey, Hailey. "Interview With Barbara Adler, Extravagant Signals Series Curator". Vandocument. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Varty, Alexander (Jan 10, 2013). "Proud Animal goes to school". Georgia Straight. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ten Thousand Wolves". 
  9. ^ "Slam Champs". Spoken Word Canada. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "The Cultch's Ignite! Mentorship Program". Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Slaven, Rebecca (26 Aug 2010). "Barbara Adler plays the BC Memory Game". Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  12. ^ Hannus, Liisa. "Rad All Over - Barbara Adler". Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "ReachOut Psychosis - Performers". Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  14. ^ Bedry, Derek. "Breaking silence on psychosis". Alaska Highway News. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  15. ^ Silverberg, David (5 March 2004). "Local poet slams to own beat". Jewish independent. Archived from the original on 25 October 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  16. ^ Nozick, Nicole. "Barbara Adler looks beyond spoken word to the world of Fang". Jewish Independent. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  17. ^ "Barbara Adler". Vancouver Biennale. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "SFU SCA Alumni". Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  19. ^ "Amerika". IMDB. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  20. ^ "Evolution Films - Amerika". Evolution Films. Archived from the original on 12 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  21. ^ "Amerika". KVIFF. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 

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