Andrew Furlong is an upright and electric bass player and an active member of the Toronto music scene. He has performed with Ken Aldcroft’s Convergence Ensemble, The Holy Gasp, and Skye Wallace. Andrew is a member of Archives of Eternity with Mark Hundevad and Mike Genarro, plays in Kurt Newman’s Nashville Minimalism Unit, and Brian Abbot’s Fish With an “F”. Andrew’s patient, physical solo performances are the forefront of his artistic practice. Pre-pandemic, he could be found improvising in small groups with some of Canada’s most creative musicians in Toronto, and across North America.
Laura Swankey is a Canadian vocalist, improviser and electronic artist, dedicated to exploring the full capacity of her voice in many musical settings. Her most recent release, an original solo project, combines dry and processed voice to create soundscapes beneath simple, earnest melodies and stories. The sound that is minimalist at some moments, can be dense, raw and abrasive at others. Laura also creates and presents with her jazz quartet, Proxemics, Elisa Thorn’s HUE, Jazz Bras Dot Com, Dr. Purgatory & Plastic Babies.
Saturday July 20th: Audiopollination 73 Featuring Sonya Holowell
Come out and enjoy great summer infused improvised collaborations featuring visiting Artist Sonya Holowell (vocal)
$10 – doors at 7:30 – music at 8:00
Set 1: Tiina Kiik (accordian), Paul Newman (sax), Laura Swankey(vocal and effects) and Sonya Holowell
Set 2: Alison Keery (movement) and Sonya Holowell
Set 3: Tomasz Krakowiak (percussion or cello), Brian Abbott (microtonal guitar) and Sonya Holowell
Set 4: Elizabeth Lima (vocal/clarinet), Patrick O’Reilley (guitar and effects) and Sonya Holowell
Sonya Holowell is a vocalist, improviser and writer working across new and experimental genres. She is descended from the Wodi Wodi people of the Dharawal nation, on the south-east coast of NSW, Australia. The contexts for her work are diverse, and she is particularly drawn to interdisciplinary collaboration, placing the voice in unusual positions to create new hybrid forms.
Sonya has performed at numerous festivals for new and experimental music including Sydney Festival, Resonant Bodies Festival, soundSCAPE and Liveworks and has collaborated with
ensembles such as the Song Company, Ensemble Offspring and Australian Art Orchestra. Her work has been shown at venues including the Sydney Opera House, Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art and the National Gallery of Australia. In addition to performing, Sonya is also co-editor and writer for online arts publication ADSR Zine.
December improvised festive spirit improvising festively
$10. Event art by Jamie Tompson
Set 1 Paul Newman/ Diane Roblin/ Heraclitus Akimbo
Set 2 Olivia Shortt/ Amanda Lowry/ Katherine Watson
Set 3 Laura Swankey/ Patrick O’Reilly
Set 4 Tetsuo