October 20, 2002: Live
Analog Sound Morphing
Dynamic duo phh!k: Contemporary Canadian
composers Henry Kucharzyk (keyboard/theremin) and
Peter Hannan (wind synth/Buchla lightning) perform
improvised electroacoustic music.
Quincunx: visiting German contem-porary accordionist
Ute Volker joins Tomasz Krakowiak
(percussion), Eugene Martynec (computer generated
sound), William Davison (prepared guitar and found
sounds), Paul Dutton (sound singing). A high five of
October 27, 2002: Improvised Dance and Music on
Meiko Ando (dance), Gerry McGoldrick
(shamisen), Greg Hopen (shakuhachi), Nick
Deeson (percussion) Neil Gardner(spoken word).
Traditional Japanese instruments played in a non-traditional
I Dont Know Duo: Rob Clutton (acoustic
bass), Eugene Martynec (computer
November 3, 2002: Trios Plus
Ken Aldcroft Trio +1: Ken Aldcroft (guitar),
Evan Shaw (saxophones), Gordon Allen
(trumpet), Joe Sorbara (drums). Intelligent, hot and
Starlings Vocal Ensemble: improvis-ing singers
Randi Helmers, Robin White and Rod Campbell
and guests sing, paint and act with sonic assistance
from members of the Artworchestra.
November 10, 2002: Stringy Stuff Theory
Sonora: Oceans of beautiful sawtooth waves with sine
colorations enveloped in emotional content. Executed by
Glen Hall (winds), Rebecca van der Post
(violin), Kye Marshall (cello), Michael Morse (bass
Strung: Vinyl distrukto turntablist Mike
Hansen resurfaces those grooves with spinning abandon
with Arnd Jurgensen (guitar), Tomasz Krakowiak
(percussion), Kye Marshall (cello), Jason
Hammer (bass), Guy Lablanc (trombone), Rev.
Wm. Davison (guitar).
November 17, 2002: Dos Duo Dva Deux
Two intimate duets: sound-eyecontact-movement:
Kye Marshall (cello) and Tom Baker (piano)
Victor Bateman (bass/harmonica), Yvonne Ng
November 24, 2002: Artworchestra
Torontos largest improvising ensemble
featuring music, dance, spoken word, singing and other such
things by some of Torontos best improvisers. We even
have a conductor or two.
January 26, 2003: Special concert and CD release by the
Rob Clutton Band - Featuring music from the
new CD written by Rob Clutton and guitarist Tim Posgate.
Joining the band will be singer Randi
Helmers and story teller Helen
Porter plus a world premier of Tim
Posgate's Contemporary Jazz Suite "This is Not a
Parade". Celebrate the release of the new
CD "Holstein Dream Pageant", produced by
Juno award winning producer Eugene
Martynec. The Rob Clutton Band are
Lina Allemano-trumpet, Eugene
Martynec-computer music, Anthony
Rob Clutton-double bass and Chiyoko
Szlavnics-saxophone (on the CD but not playing the
The Rob Clutton Band performed in the Contemporary Art
Gallery at Place des Artes during the Montreal Jazz Festival
this past summer. The music of Rob Clutton is more
exploratory than the typical jazz repertoire but still
accessible to music lovers. The band consists of some of the
best young and ground breaking jazz musicians in Canada
February 16, 2003: Composed and improvised new music
by Mirobolus String Trio featuring Bogdan
Djukic violin Monica Fedrigo cello
Bret Higgins - double bass. Mirobolus plays
their own eclectic music, transforming jazz, modern chamber
music, free improv, tangos and folk music into an
electrifying acoustic experience.
Runcible Spoon is an innovative quartet, combining
the sonorous sound of strings with the contrast of clarinet
and piano. While based in the jazz tradition, this dynamic
quintet also draws from klezmer, folk and gypsy-influenced
music. The quartet features Pam Bettger (viola),
Monica Fedrigo (cello) Tania Gill
(piano), Julia Hambleton (clarinet).
February 23, 2003: Sirloin Jason a
butchers farewell to bassist Jason Hammer, with
his two large ensembles Big Band Massacre and Ear-Cam. Hear
some of Torontos best improvised music.
Big Band Massacre features Glen Hall -winds,
Evan Shaw -sax, Geordie Hayley -guitar,
Eugene Martynec -computer assisted stuff, Colin
Fisher -shark guitar and sax, Joe Sorbara -drums,
Jean Martin -drums/percussion.
Ear-Cam features Glen
Hall- reeds, Christine Duncan
the real diva, Jason Hammer
bass, John Oswald saxophone,
Nabuo Kubota vox, Tomasz
Krakowiak bass drum head /accessories
March 2, 2003: O Solo Mio 2:
Two solo performances of new composed and improvised music
by trumpeter Gordon Allen and computer musician
Eugene Martynec. Both musicians have been working on
new solo pieces and will present these explorations in the
intimate setting of Artword Theatre.
March 9, 16 and 23: no concerts (March Break, etc)
March 30, 2003: Marilyn Lerner, one of
Canada's leading practitioners of contemporary improvised
music performs solo piano works.
On the same evening Quartetto Faggioli, the pride of
little Italy, conjure up organic sonics. Featuring Tomasz
Krakowiak - percussion, Kye Marshall - cello,
Eugene Martynec - laptop twins and Geordie
Haley - guitar.
April 6, 2003: The Tim Posgate Horn Band
features Lina Allemano on trumpet, Quinsin
Nachoff on tenor sax, flute and clarinet and Tim
Posgate on guitar and banjo. This performance will
include new compositions featuring a guest tuba player.
The eclectic music ensemble Runcible Spoon performs
the Toronto premiere of a new suite featuring the poetry of
Peter McPhee and Helen Tsiriotakis. The Runcibles: Monica
Fedrigo on cello, pianist Tania Gill, Pam Bettger on viola,
Julia Hambleton on clarinet and singer Leah
April 13, 2003: CANCELLED:
Dynamic Duo: Cellist Kye Marshall and pianist Tom
Baker perform their very intimate and sometimes
bombastic improvisations that intrigue the inner ear.
Piano/synthesis wizard Bill Gilliam will perform some
of his latest explorations of improvised musical form,
texture and content.
April 27, 2003: Two improvising ensembles- no waiting
Paul Newman Quartet featuring Dave Fish, drums, Akiyo
Hattori, clarinet, Michael Herring, bass Paul Newman, tenor
Geordie Haley Quintet featuring Christine Duncan,
voice, Paul Donat, bass Evan Shaw, alto sax, Eugene
Martynec, laptops Jean Martin, drums/perc.