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Artword Theatre, 75 Portland St., Toronto
Sundays at 8 pm, $5 at the door
Eugene’s Sunday Series
2003-2004 season
Improvised new music:
A (sometime) weekly exploration in new music, new collaborations, new media organized and hosted by Eugene Martynec, now in its fourth season

October 5, 2003:
An evening featuring a choral reading of Allen Ginsberg's 1956 poem "Howl", with improvised accompaniment by Glenn Hall on winds, Nilan Perrera on guitar, Tomasz Krakowiak, percussion and Eugene Martynec on laptop twins. Reading by Artword ensemble participants Dan Darin-Zanco and Jan-Michael Weir.

November 2, 2003:
Two 2 Too Duets Duos - Montreal bass clarinetist Lori Freedman joins bassist Victor Bateman for high velocity jetstreem improvs. Also storyteller Helen Porter improvises with the laptop twins manouvered by Eugene Martynec
November 9, 2003:
John Cage Night
: A performance of the Cage piece "Silence", a reading of excerpts from Cage's "Lecture on Nothing", as well as other Cage surprises, organized by Eugene Martynec, with Tomasz Krakowiak, on percussion, Wm Davison on soundmakers, dancer Meiko Ando and actors Dan Darin-Zanco and Alex Karolyi.
November 16, 2003:
Cellist Kye Marshall and pianist Tom Baker perform their collaborative improvisations.
November 30, 2003:
Two ensembles perform an evening of poetry, spoken word and improvised music:
Open House (Paul Newman on sax; Dave Fish on drums; Michael Herring on bass and poet Ronna Bloom) perform Black Lake, a suite of poems by Ronna Bloom. The poet reads her works, accompanied by new music from the Open House ensemble.
Bill Gilliam Ensemble (Bill Gilliam on electronics/keyboard, actor Anne Anglin and Richard Sacks on percussion). An evening of improvised new music and spoken word using the sound poetry of Penn Kemp as a basis for creative exploration.

December 7, 2003: The ever-anarchic Artworchestra performs a definitely non-traditional seasonal carol sing, led by actor Robin White.

February-March, 2004: Les Femmes Dangereux--Four evenings that focus on amazingly talented women in Toronto’s improvised music community. Two ensembles featured each Sunday night led by notable women composer/musicians. See details below

February 15, 2004
Marilyn Lerner, piano, with Eugene Martynec on interactive compusonics
Meiko Ando, dance, with Rod Campbell on electronics and trumpet and Tomasz Krakowiak on percussion and electronics

February 22, 2004
Christine Duncan, vocal pyrotechniques with Jean Martin on drums/percussion
Tanya Gill, piano, with Victor Bateman on bass

February 29, 2004
Kye Marshall, cello, with Jason Hammer on bass, Colin Fisher on guitar and saxophone, Eugene Martynec on laptop twins
Cheryl O, cello/loops, with Michael Keith on guitar/electronics, Matthew Poulakakis on keys/bass/trinkets and Steven Sauve on piano, synthesizer & loops

March 7, 2004
Ronda Rindone, bass clarinet, with Rob Clutton on bass and Nick Fraser on drums/percussion
Sarah Peebles, laptop computer music, with Nilan Perera on guitar/electronics.

no concerts March 14 and 21.
March 28, 2004
Travel Tales and Jazz 2: a special event during Toronto Storytelling Festival Week.
A show of four travel stories about Equador, Alaska, Cuba, and Quebec created and told by storytellers Jim Blake and Helen Porter, with jazz improvisation by Lina Allemano, trumpet, Rob Clutton, bass, Eugene Martynec, computer music. $10.
March 28, 2004 is the final concert in the Eugene's Sunday Series of improvised new music concerts, due to the pending departure of Eugene himself to Beijing for two years. These wild and wonderful Sunday evenings began October 8, 2000:
2000-2001: 21 concerts
2001-2002: 14 concerts
2002-2003: 13 concerts
2003-2004: 11 concerts
In April-May 2004, Eugene Martynec produced his new CD:
Toronto Duets, featuring many of the musicians in the Eugene's Sunday Series.