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
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
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 Torontos 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
Meiko Ando, dance, with Rod Campbell on electronics
and trumpet and Tomasz Krakowiak on percussion and
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
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:
many of the musicians in the Eugene's Sunday