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audiopollination #31.3 ft. Kathryn Ladano

Saturday June 27th @ 8pm @ Array Space

artwork for audiopollination 31.3 by Jamie Thompson

artwork for audiopollination 31.3 by Jamie Thompson

Audiopollination, AIM Toronto and Circuit, in association with Somewhere There and Array Space presents a night of improvised/spontaneous/instantly composed music featuring Kathryn Ladano (bass clarinet)

1. Kathryn Ladano + Lina Allemano (trumpet) + Tania Gill (piano) + Jake Oelrichs (percussion)
2. Kathryn Ladano + Casey Sokol (piano)
3. Kathryn Ladano + Steve Ward (trombone) + Tillman Lewis (cello) + Zoe Alexis-Abrams (voice)

event art by Jamie Thompson
Audiopollination #31.3 is a co-presentation with AIM Toronto and Circuit.

Kathryn Ladano is one of Canada’s premiere bass clarinetists. She is a specialist of contemporary music and free improvisation and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across Canada and abroad. Several works have been composed for her and her ensembles from some of Canada’s most distinguished composers. Kathryn holds a masters degree in bass clarinet performance from the University of Calgary and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in music from the University of Waterloo. Her performance instructors have included Stan Climie, Tilly Kooyman and world-renowned bass clarinetist and improviser, Lori Freedman. Kathryn has participated in workshops and masterclasses from world-renowned musicians such as bass clarinetist Harry Sparnaay and legendary improviser and percussionist, Eddie Prévost. Kathryn has studied Electroacoustic Composition with Richard Windeyer and Jazz improvisation with Sundar Viswanathan and has also performed with internationally known musicians and improvisers such as Douglas Ewart, Richard Robeson, Ed Sarath, Billy Satterwhite, Michael Jefry Stevens, and Dong-Won Kim.

To Listen to Kathryn go to: http://kathrynladano.com/?page_id=56

Audiopollination #30.2 Ft. KAZE

Wednesday May 20th Audiopollination #30.2 Featuring Satoko Fuji, Natsuki Tamura, Peter Orins and Christine Pruvost

event art for audiopollination 30.2 by Jamie Thompson

event art for audiopollination 30.2 by Jamie Thompson

Audiiopollination in association with Somewhere There and Array Space presents Audiopollination #30.2

1. Natsuki Tamura (trumpet), Peter Orins (drums), Chris Adriaanse (bass), and Steve Ward (Trombone)
2. Christine Pruvost (Trumpet), Satoko Fujii (piano), Cheryl O (Cello), and Tiina Kiik (accordion)
3. Christine Pruvost (Trumpet), Peter Orins (drums), Andy yue (synth), and Rob Piilonen (flute)
4. Satoko Fujii (piano), Natsuki Tamura( trumpet), Michael Lynn (bass), Jay Hay (sax) and Karen Ng (sax)

5. KAZE = Satoko Fujii (piano), Natsuki Tamura( trumpet),  Christine Pruvost (Trumpet), Peter Orins (drums)

Each set goes for around 20min
Improvisuals by John Creson and Adam Rosen
Event art by Jamie Thompson

Kaze brings together two of Japan’s foremost improviser-composers – trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and pianist Satoko Fujii – and French improvisers from the Muzzix collective – trumpeter Christian Pruvost and drummer Peter Orins. Melodic, abstract, mysterious, beautiful, and confrontational, Kaze plays free jazz at its most creative and powerful. The members of this international quartet share an insatiable appetite for sonic experimentation, boundless energy and enthusiasm, and the disciplined intelligence of accomplished spontaneous composers. The group has released three acclaimed recordings – 2011’s “Rafale”, 2013’s “Tornado”, and a brand new CD to be released during the group’s current tour. The nominal leader of the group, pianist Satoko Fujii, is hailed as one of the most original voices in jazz today. She’s “a virtuoso piano improviser, an original composer and a band-leader who gets the best collaborators to deliver,” says The Guardian. In concert and on some 75 albums as a leader or co-leader, the Japanese native synthesizes jazz, contemporary classical, avant-rock and Japanese folk music into an innovative music instantly recognizable as hers alone.


Audiopollination #29.1

Audiopollination 29.1 –  Tuesday April 14th

Event photo by Jamie Thompson

Event photo by Jamie Thompson

Somewhere There in association with Array Music presents Audiopollination 29.1 – April 14th
$10 or PWYC (if you can’t pay you are still very welcome)

1. Heidi Chan (Chinese flutes) + Jamie Thompson (flutes +amplification)
2. Brian Abbott (guitar) + James Bailey (James Bailey things)
3. Kayla Milmine (soprano sax) + Steve Ward (trombone)
4. Tomasz Krakowiak (percussion) and Holger Schoorl (classical guitar)

Event Artwork by Jamie Thompson