Season Wrap Up – Part 2

Finally March rolled around. One of the operating grants was in, and I was ready to play some music again! Sure, the workshop continued, and Crofts/Adams/Pearse Trio showcased (and schmoozed) at Open Waters in January, and Norm went to Calgary for the CNMN Forum representing sL and Symphony NS, but we hadn’t played a big show! Our next concert Hourglass was a big show: more compositions, new guests like […]

By |June 24th, 2014|Improvisation, suddenlyLISTEN|0 Comments

We’re moving!

Our season is ramping up again. Europe, Prince Edward Island and the related relaxation is becoming a memory. Ah well.I’m going to remind you of a couple of things coming up. First of all, this blog is moving to the newly revamped suddenlyLISTEN website. Alex Kall, our web jockey and I thought we’d rest your clicking finger, and put the sLog and the site in the same place.So check […]

By |October 5th, 2013|Improvisation, new music, suddenlyLISTEN, The Workshop|0 Comments

The Music – Lesson #4

The MusicKlineBefore I began suddenlyLISTEN, my knowledge of creative and free music was pretty rudimentary. It was more a barely defined itch that I needed to scratch…..Over the years I’ve had the great opportunity to be introduced to and learn from some of the world’s important musicians, and their music, personally, through suddenlyLISTEN’s concerts. What a privilege.This is a continuation of my “How to Listen to Free Music” series that I started last […]

By |August 6th, 2013|Improvisation, new music, suddenlyLISTEN|0 Comments

20-20 Hindsight

Robin and Christopher in RimouskiIt’s always interesting to look back at a season, (and often humbling to realize how much I’ve forgotten!) So let me try to remember 2012/13:We began with a trip to Rimouski, where Arthur Bull and I played a concert with Eric Normand and my old friend James Darling. The concert was memorable, not just for the music, but also for the beautiful Salle Telus, with […]

By |May 23rd, 2013|Improvisation, Norman Adams|0 Comments