audiopollination #27.2


Somewhere There’s Audiopollination in association with Array Space proudly presents a night of improvisations featuring pianist Tim Crofts from Halifax.

$10 or PWYC

1) Tim Crofts (piano), Ted Phillips (cataRT), Nilan Perera (guitar)

2) Tim Crofts (piano)

3) Tim Crofts (piano), Nicole Rampersaud (trumpet), Pete Johnston (bass)

Improvisuals by John Creson and Adam Rosen

Audiopollination 27.2 is a co-presentation with AIM Toronto and Circuit.

Tim Crofts’ tour of Canada is supported by the Canadian Council for the Arts.

Tim Crofts is a true 21st Century pianist. Tim’s main focus is improvisation & new music. His musical style combines elements of 20th century classical music with free jazz improvisation and world music aesthetics. In performance, Tim explores the full sonic capabilities of the acoustic piano through extended techniques and a wide range of piano preparations. He is able to coax a variety of colour and extreme dynamic contrast through employing traditional and non-traditional techniques in tandem. Crofts also performs in electronic settings utilizing a variety of samplers, synthesizers and keyboards to create an even more extended palette of sounds and textures. All these stylistic elements are blended through free improvisation, and the pursuit of the sound of the moment.

In Halifax, Tim is active in both the performance and teaching of improvised music. He has been presented regularly by suddenlyLISTEN in concerts and on tour, with the Crofts/Adams/Pearse Trio. He has performed regularly with the Upstream Music Association and the Upstream Orchestra, including a 2013 performance at the 29th Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, in Quebec. Tim has also performed with Symphony Nova Scotia at the CNMN Forum, and in other concert with such creative music luminaries as Jerry Granelli, Gerry Hemingway, Graham Collier, Evan Parker and Dave Douglas. In 2014 Tim released two recordings: his solo CD 8 Ball and Doorknob, and Literal Lateral with the Crofts/Adams/Pearse Trio and percussionist Gerry Hemingway.