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Audiopollination June 2024

Set 1
Diane Roblin (keyboards)/ Jamie Eriksen (sax/clarinet)/ Anne Amores (guitar + fx)/ Aisha Sasha John (voice)

Set 2
Laura Swankey/ Nilan Perera/ Tliman Lewis

Set 3
Patrick O’Reilly (Game Boys)/ Connor Bennett (sax, electronics)/ Afraaz Adam Mulji (Prepared Piano (Tibetan singing bowls) + Voice ) + Patrick Booth (sax – visiting from Michigan)

Set 4
Stik Sharpi (small to mid-electric twee)/ Uisill Galar (windy and stringy sounds)/ Bri Clarke (movement)

Audiopollination 86 January 2021

Audiopollination 86 – Wednesday 13th Jan 2021 

Andrew Furlong (upright bass) and Laura Swankey (voice and effects)
Livestream video by Dan Tapper
(event art by Elizabeth Lima)
to watch please go to: https://livestream.com/accounts/15801205/events/9466676

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.

audio pollination 73 featuring Sonya Holowell

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.