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Freedman Closes out 17/18

It was 2007 when suddenlyLISTEN first brought Lori Freedman to Halifax. This was by no means her first trip east, she’d been here many times at the Jazz Festival, as a guest of Upstream Music and as a touring artist. I was pretty familiar with her work, and with her sound. As a learning improviser, I wanted to experience that, and as a presenter I wanted to show that […]

By |May 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lessons of the Semi-Tone Modulation

Day one of a super sweet gig in  Kingston is done! I love my summer life in Charlottetown, it’s true. The cycling, tearing through the woods, spinning along the water, the bike riding, bikes, the rides. Oh yeah, and our great life there, and the job that Sue and I do to support all that….. The Charlottetown Festival. A big part of that great life, maybe the biggest part, […]

By |October 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sabbatical Tour Chronicles #1

It’s a stunning morning, misty and unusually warm for late-ish October. As the sun rises the beams stream in the windows of Stanfield airport revealing the equally stunned faces of my fellow travellers. Maybe it’s just that it’s 7:30, and many of these folks have been up for a couple of hours already, but I think it may be that airports have become a more serious and exhausting place, […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Listening. Listening?

Summer is a good time for thinking. For me it is the pause between the old and new year, and I often find myself pondering what I have done and how it might be done better or even differently.

The thought of 2016 was concerts. The idea of the formal performance, in a space with good acoustics, comfy chairs and a stage with lights, is one that may not be […]

By |September 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments