December 8, 2013: #91 – Segger vs Segger (vs Pedersen)
- Heather Segger – trombone
- Mark Segger – drums
- Craig Pedersen – trumpet
Some great music from Toronto and Montreal.
December 15: #92 – A Very Ayler Christmas
Join us for our third annual Christmas concert under the direction of saxophonist Bernard Stepien.
November 24, 2013: #89 – Ken Aldcroft’s Convergence Ensemble – cd release: Saskatoon
- Ken Aldcroft- guitar
- Karen Ng- alto saxophone
- Nicole Rampersaud- trumpet
- Scott Thomson- trombone
- Wes Neal- bass
- Joe Sorbara- drums
Saxophonist Paul Newman will be playing a solo saxophone set as an opener.
This six-piece group, featuring the instrumentation of a fairly conventional modern jazz ensemble, is the primary conduit for Ken Aldcroft’s compositional and conceptual work. In performance, a set list serves less as a road map for the execution of Ken’s varied and dynamic pieces and more like a menu of possibilities; the group’s members can, individually or collectively, spontaneously arrange any of the available material. Employing a system of aural and gestural cues, the group playfully and creatively reshapes each piece in the spirit of free improvisation, the approach that underpins the ensemble’s composite musical experience. The current personnel of the Convergence Ensemble is the result of the amalgamation of various Aldcroft ensembles of and, with numerous recordings and national tours under their collective belt, the sextet is a thoroughly cohesive musical unit. Each player is as dynamic a soloist on his or her instrument as they come not only in Toronto’s lively creative music scene, but Canada-wide as well. Saskatoon is their fifth CD release, all on the Trio Records and Production label: Sneaky Pete-Slugs’ (2012) Our Hospitality (2009), Trolleys (2008) and The Great Divide (2006).
December 1, 2013: #90 – Fire Moss
- David Parker – double bass, electronics
- K. L. Sealegs – synthesizers, pedals
live improvisational soundscapes, blending elements of synthetic drones, melodic dirges and freaked-out noise.
October 27, 2013: #88 – Mike Essoudry and Linsey Wellman
- Mike Essoudry – drums, clarinet
- Linsey Wellman – reeds
Also without Essoudrys make a Herzensbrecherin such as Jerome tender rattle and Glöckchenpercussion and Wellmans of spicy Reedton seductively at the taste buds and caps to create itself. They blow and strew bloom dust and spices of the Orient in the brain and produce hallucinations loaded by camel caravans, with oranges and Datteln. The place, to which the fantasy is carried forward, lies in the Mesopotamia, if also not the material today. RK Mashu and Uruk just like shame-has + Enkidu and Uta Napishti to set itself on the traces of Gilgamesh. The Sopranosax sinks itself in arabesque conference area, with Parekeresken trills with talks trifishes. The clay/tone becomes sometimes so rau and serious, as it requires the longing, and pretty often so beautifully that one would like itself to throw into the sand. The Gilgamesh cycle The Gadfly Suite follows, those with Shostakovichs Ol. together, and with County fair a freejazziger trip has 97 only the names on a folk festival without bustles and besoffenes people.
Rigobert Dittmann in Bad Alchemy (by way of Babelfish)
October 20th, 2013: #87 – IMOO Presents: SUPERMUSIQUE
This event will be held at CLUB SAW. Tickets will be $15, and are available online, through email, telephone or at the door (see below).
When: Sunday Oct 20th, 2013, 7pm SHARP. Doors 6:30
Where: Club Saw, 67 Nicolas St, Ottawa
Tickets: $15 (buy below)
What: Ensemble SuperMusique:
- Joane Hétu, voice and saxophone
- Jean Derome, saxophone, flute, and objects
- Danielle Palardy Roger, drums and percussion
- Pierre Tanguay, drums and percussion
- Martin Tétreault, turntables
- Scott Thomson, trombone
- Craig Pedersen’s Group Therapy: Solo trumpet and stories.
Ensemble SuperMusique features key performer/composers from Montreal’s long-standing and renowned scene of Musique Actuelle, contemporary music-making that synthesizes composition and improvisation as well as acoustic and electronic instrumentation. The Ensemble will feature works documented on its 2008 recording, Y’a du bruit dans ma cabane (Ambiances Magnétiques).
Buy tickets through telephone (Linsey at (613) 230-1450), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or through paypal:
IMOOFEST 2013, featuring, Jean Martin and Christine Duncan, Ellwood Epps and Joshua Zubot’s Land of Marigold, the IMOO Chamber Orchestra and many more!
Friday November 8th, 2013
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Sunday, November 10th, 2013
Where: GIGSPACE (953 Gladstone)
1 Day: $15
2 Days: $25
3 Days: $35
Available online here.
View the full schedule here.
More information at www.improvisedmoo.com/imoofest-2013
We would like to recognize support from the City of Ottawa.
September 22nd, 2013: #85 – Craig Pedersen, solo trumpet and workshop
- Craig Pedersen, solo trumpet, improvisation lecture and workshop.
Three months ago, Craig Pedersen’s creative identity was shattered into a million pieces, and he still hasn’t recovered. Join him as he tries to put it back together by sharing his music and thoughts in what will probably amount to a group therapy session. Bring an instrument, as he may call on participants to join.
October 6th, 2013: #86 – Dialoog
- Yuri Bakker, keys, synth, samples
- Michael Powell, drums, percussion, samples
One Dutch magazine describes Dialoog’s dance-floor as intergalactisch. A smeltkroes of hiphop, electro, funk, jazz, and classic. Not to mention the onbereikbare niveaus van grooveheid. No translation required. Astronauts make love to Dialoog. Shit’s got grooveheid.
The universe was kind to place Yuri & Michael on either side of a townhouse wall, growing up in Rotterdam, NL. Trained at Juilliard and Berklee, respectively, it’s remarkable—while highly unlikely—for two virtuosic artists to be paired so.
IMOO is very proud to present Ken Aldcroft and William Parker
Tuesday, September 10
Pressed (750 Gladstone)
Set 1: 8pm
Set 2: 9:15pm
Some of you may remember Ken Aldcroft from the great Hat and Beard show This past October. William Parker is, of course, one of the most important improvising musicians of a generation.
The way they answer one another and add shades or colors to each other’s lines is quite special. Like telepathic communication. The dialogue is easy to follow and unfolds in a most organic way.
Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
Aldcroft and Parker are brilliant masters of their art form — one may not be able to whistle along with the “tunes” but it is the collective sounds of their “in the moment” music creations that resonate so impeccably.
Tiina Kiik, The Whole Note Continue reading
September 1st, 2013: #83 – Jackson, Broscoe, Wellman
- David Jackson – guitar, electronics
- David Broscoe – reeds, electronics
- Linsey Wellman – reeds
After a restful August, we return with a great show to kick off a new season. Come celebrate Labour Day with us!
Announcing IMOOFEST 2013, three days of improvised music at Ottawa’s own, GIGSPACE featuring Ellwood Epps and Joshua Zubot’s “Land of Marigold”, Jean Martin and Christine Duncan, the IMOO Chamber Orchestra, and many more. Full lineup and fundraising to be announced.
We need volunteers to help make IMOOFEST 2013 happen. There are lots of jobs from postering to billeting. Volunteers will receive an all access pass to IMOOFEST 2013 as well as an IMOO t-shirt and two IMOO compilation CDs. If you are interested in volunteering please click here and fill out our volunteer sign up form.
What: IMOOFEST 2013
When: November 8 – 10, 2013
Where: GIGSPACE, 953 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, ON
3-day pass: $35
2-day pass: $25
1-day pass: $15
Accessibility: Parking lot in front of venue, three steps up to outward swinging doors, no door switch. Bathrooms on same level as venue, accessible but no door switch or guardrail. Contact us for further details.
Invitation to sing with Christine Duncan and the Element Choir Project as part of Ottawa Chamberfest 2013. Two performances: A designated choir performance at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (2 August, noon), and as part of Arcade Air, a new site-specific composition by Scott Thomson for Chamberfest in City Hall (1 August, noon)
Full details after the jump…