On Wednesday 18 April at 8pm, Open Space presents suddenlyLISTEN's Collateral Tour at The Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street. This event is free and open to the public.
Collateral was formed in 2014 at a suddenlyLISTEN concert in Halifax. The concert and recording were so strong and the shared bond between the musicians so great, that the concert’s music was made into a CD for release.
In 2017/18 Collateral is touring Canada to celebrate the release of their independently released recording. There have been concerts in St. John’s, Charlottetown, and Halifax in November 2017, as well as spring shows in Rimouski, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria. The tour will disseminate the special live music this improvising trio makes, informed by contemporary classical, Middle Eastern musics, and free jazz—all fused together with a very approachable result. The musicians play and create together with a wide variety of approaches to their instruments, from the most familiar sounds to fully extended techniques. The audience will hear the full range of musical execution happening simultaneously! The result is colourful, expressive and powerful.
Sam Shalabi is an Egyptian-Canadian composer and improviser, living between Montreal, Quebec and Cairo, Egypt. Beginning in punk rock in the late 70s,his work has evolved into a fusion of experimental, modern Arabic Music that incorporates traditional Arabic, shaabi, noise, classical, text, free improvisation and jazz. He has released dozens of recordings of many projects from solo to large ensemble, and composed music for dance, theatre and film.
Tim Crofts is a true 21st Century pianist. He performs a wide variety of music in concerts clubs and recordings. However, Tim’s main focus remains 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.
Norman Adams is the Principal Cellist of Symphony Nova Scotia, the Artistic Director of suddenlyLISTEN, and a cellist and improviser exploring music, sound creation and multidisciplinary performance. Norm has performed across Canada, the US, the UK and France, collaborating with many leading artists including Joelle Leandre, Eddie Prévost, Pauline Oliveros, Gerry Hemingway, and Jean Derome. Norm has released two recordings with the C/A/P Trio and currently has a solo recording in production. Norm was awarded an Established Artist Award by the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership Council, and he serves on several arts boards, including the Canadian New Music Network.
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