October 21, 2001:
Roll Over Vivaldi - Winter and Summer
October 28, 2001: Roll Over Vivaldi - Fall and
Two improvised dance/music collaborations celebrating
the seasons, by six dancers and eight composer/ musicians
(though not all on each night).
The Dancers: Michael DuMaresq, Yvonne Ng, Leanne Dixon,
Susanna Hood, Heidi Strauss, Darryl Tracy.
The Musicians: turntable-ist Mike Hansen, cellist Kye
Marshall, guitarist Art Jurgensen, bassist Rob Clutton,
vocalist Randi Helmers, percussion Tomasz Krakowiak,
woodwinds Glen Hall, computer Eugene Martynec.
November 4, 2001: 3 times 2
Two unusual trios: String bassists Michael Morse, Jason
Hammer and Rob Clutton reunite for an assault on
preconceived notions of string bass sonic literature.
Voc alist Christine Duncan, sound singer Paul Dutton and
electronic vocalist Rod Campbell, three seasoned and
adventurous vocalists explore the universe of sounds from
the human voice.
November 11, 2001: O Solo Mio
Solo prepared and electronically modified contemporary
electric guitar performed by Nilan Perera, one of Toronto's
specialists in new guitar.
Eugene Martynec performs live interactive improvised
computer music using Midiax, a program that allows
improvisation with a computer mouse on preorchestrated
soundscapes, varying from the highly abstract to the
November 18, 2001: But is it Jazz?
Two highly charged ensembles stretch, bend and reinvent the
Bob Brough Trio: Barry Romberg on drums, Chris Jennings on
bass and Bob Brough on saxophone. These highly skilled
musicians will rattle the foundations of tradition.
Musique je ne sais quoi, a new genre spearheaded by this
group: Glen Hall on saxophone, Michael Morse on bass and The
Rust Bros (Terence Dick and Ron Cole) on turntables.
November 25, 2001: An Evening of Vocal Works by
Nobuo Kabota, a Toronto-based artist/ musician/performer
presents vocal improvisations, compositions and video. One
of the original members of the famed Artist's Jazz Band and
the Dynamic Improvising Orchestra the CCMC, Kubota has
performed in some Europe's most prestigious sound poetry
Guest artist Mark Sutherland joins Kubota in a vocal duet.
February 10, 2002: This Moment
Rob Clutton on bass and vocals, Nick Fraser on drums,
percussion and vocals, Ronda Rindone on clarinet, bass
clarinet and vocals.
Also Tomasz Krakowiak on percussion and computer musician
Eugene Martynec perform live music to Michael Davey's video
February 17, 2002: Improvised Dance and
Dancers Yvonne Ng, Michael Du Maresq and others join
musicians Glen Hall on winds, Rod Campbell on
voice/electronics, Tomasz Krakowiak on percussion, Arnd
Jurgensen on electric guitar, Eugene Martynec on
computer/synthesizer, Rob Clutton on bass, William Davison
on guitar and invented instruments for an evening of
contemporary dance and music improvisations.
February 24, 2002: Master Improvisers
Lori Freedman on clarinet and bass clarinet, Danielle
Palardy Roger on percussion and Marilyn Lerner on piano make
up a passionate trio of virtuoso instrumentalists and
Also the duo of master improvisers: Victor Bateman on bass
and Tanya Kalmanovich on viola.
March 3, 2002: CCMC and Friends
Michael Snow on piano and synthesizer, John Oswald on
saxophone and Paul Dutton on "I didn't know the voice was
capable of that" are probably the longest functioning
improvising ensembles in this universe. The Canadian
Contemporary Music Ensemble rides again. Hi Ho Silver.
No concerts March 10, 17 (March Break) and 31 (Easter)
March 24, 2002: Sonora
Michael Morse on bass, Kye Marshall on cello, Glenn Hall on
woodwinds and Rebecca van der Post on violin
Bob Brough Trio: Bob Brough on saxophone, as well as a bass
player and percussionist.
April 7, 2002: REDSHIFT and Gennaro
Duo- Glen Hall's large ensemble Redshift, the powerful sonic
speeding locomotive, returns to Artword. Also percussionist
Mike Gennaro is joined with Myk Freedman for some improvised
April 14, 2002: The Portland Street Starlings
Debut of this improvising vocal ensemble: Christine Duncan,
Rod Campbell, Rita Karasicjus, David Wall, Randi Helmers,
Robin White, and Anne Bourne. They will be accompanied by
percussionist Tomasz Krakowiak and computer musician Eugene
April 21, 2002: The Artwordchestra and The
Portland Street Hoofers Association
Improvised music and dance featuring a large chamber
ensemble of some of Toronto's best improvising musicians and