Wednesday, June 28 – IMOO #160: SOTM/Instant Places/Broscoe . De Dionyso/Simon . Wellman


location: House of Common (11b Fairmont – the studio space outside the main building) – at one point the show was publicized as being at General assembly – not so!

Sound of the Mountain Ensemble with Instant Places and David Broscoe
Arrington de Dionyso / Pierre-Luc Simon
Linsey Wellman solo


Sound of the Mountain — Montréal

SOTM are touring Canada to release their first studio recording, Amplified Clarinet and Trumpet.

A duo featuring the hollowed-out sounds of Elizabeth Millar and Craig Pedersen playing amplified trumpet and clarinet, Sound of the Mountain comes from a strong history of improvisation and extended performance techniques, offering their audience long-form deep listening experiences through the sculpting of vitalized breath. They play improvised music and composed material in the form of graphic scores created by the artists. Highlights of their work include concerts across Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Singapore, Australia & Malaysia, including 2016 editions of Halifax’s Obey Convention and Pop Montreal, and a week long residency at Concordia University’s Matralab with the electro-acoustic duo Instant Places. In August SOTM head to Japan for a three-month residency before returning to Southeast Asia and Australia to tour.

Instant Places

In their Instant Places projects Kavanaugh and Birse use hardware/software systems of their own design to present
generative installations and performances.They began making performances and installations as a team in 1997, and
from 1997 to 2002 traveled throughout Canada and Europe, making installation and performance works for festival
venues and art galleries. Highlights from that period include projects for the Kassel Documentary Film Festival,
BACKUP festival (Weimar), LEM Festival (Barcelona), LOGOS Foundation (Belgium), and the Audio Art Festival
(Krakow). From 2003—2010 they realized Instant Places projects on location across Canada, Australia (2004),
Japan (2008), the United States (2008/2009), and South America (2009).

De Dionyso/Simon duo

Arrington De Dionyso (bass clarinet, saxophone, throat singing – Old Time Relijun, Malaikat Dan Singa) and Pierre-Luc Simon (drums – Technical Kidman) are teaming up for the canadian stretch of De Dionyso’s THIS SAXOPHONE KILLS FASCISTS tour!

They both met last summer and recorded what was released on Jeunesse Cosmique in August 2016.

Linsey Wellman

An active member of the Ottawa music scene, Linsey Wellman is known as a creative and spontaneous improvisor on the alto and soprano saxophones, the alto and standard flutes, the clarinet, and the bass clarinet. He is a member of art-punk ensemble Fet Nat, Sun Ra tribute Rakestar Arkestra, the Craig Pedersen Quartet, JUNO nominated and Polaris Prize longlisted calypso outfit Kobo Town, and Gamelan Semara Winangun, all while taking part in countless improvised music and jazz ensembles.

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