Over the past sixteen seasons suddenlyLISTEN has presented critically acclaimed concerts of new and improvised intimate chamber music, presenting collaborations featuring performers such as Pauline Oliveros, William Parker, Eddie Prevost, Marilyn Crispell, Gerry Hemingway and Joelle Leandre.

We have developed a faithful following, and a “small cosmos of sound where only the unexpected is expected and eagerly awaited.” (Stephen Pedersen, Halifax Chronicle Herald).

Concerts and Workshops (present to 2000)

Piano+ – January 6, 2017 – (w/Lexer, Auger, Adams) @ Open Waters Festival – Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie University, Halifax

Free Remy – January 3, 2017 – (w/Belanger de Beauport, Pearse, Adams, Dourado) 1313 Hollis Street, Halifax

Conversations – November 30, 2017 – (w/Adams, Auger, Halley, Armstrong, Baker, Coffin), The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Convergence – November 19, 2016 – (w/Convergence Ensemble and Bull) The Presbyterian Church of Saint David, Halifax

Nicole Rampersaud – November 4, 2016 – (w/Rampersaud, Crofts, Jackson, Cameron) The Presbyterian Church of Saint David, Halifax

Nocturne – October 15, 2016 – (w/MacLean, Crofts, Adams, Auger, Cameron) 1313 Hollis Street, Halifax

Hubsch/Martel, Zoubec – October 12, 2016 – The Presbyterian Church of Saint David, Halifax

Xavier – May 24, 2016 – (w/Charles, Hautzinger, Normand) 1313 Hollis Street, Halifax

The Cello of Mr. O – May 13, 14, 2016 – (w/Bassett, Armstrong, Adams) DANSpace, Halifax

Crofts/Adams/Pearse – May 5, 2016 – The Presbyterian Church of Saint David, Halifax

Aldcroft & Parker – April 3, 2016 – (w/Parker, Aldcroft, Jackson, Fairfax-Perry), The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Hurdy Gurdy – March 9, 2016 – (w/Grossman, Auger, Adams, Gray), The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Verge: sound and motion – February 6, 2016 – (w/Doherty, MacKelvie + 5), The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Bozzini Quartet + 4 – November 17, 2015 – (w/Quatuor Bozzini, Lemieux, Desautels, Sayle, Adams) Saint Matthews United, Halifax

Pedersen and Dulberger – October 4, 2015 – (w/Pedersen, Dulberger, Adams) 1313 Hollis Street, Halifax

In The Sea – September 20, 2015 – (w/Honsinger, Zubot, Caloia) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

OS 7 – Sbot N Wo June 8, 2015 – (w/Pridmore, Altman, Crocker, Haley) 1313 Hollis Street, Halifax

OS 6 – Kathryn Ladano May 21, 2015 – (w/Ladano, Reilly, Dourado, Adams) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

hermitofthewoods May 12, 2015 – (w/MacGuire, Adams, Crofts, Gray) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Watts/Weston April 26, 2015 – (w/Trevor Watts, Veryan Weston, Jackson, Cameron) The MacAloney Room, Dalhousie University, Halifax

OS 5 – C/A/P with Hemingway March 30, 2015 – (w/Crofts, Adams, Pearse, Gerry Hemingway) Maritime Conservatory, Halifax

OS4 – Tim Crofts February 28, 2015 – (w/Crofts, Fairfax Perry, Cameron) 1313 Hollis Street, Halifax

Timbre February 11, 2015 – (w/Martel, Adams, Jackson) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

OS3 – Kyle Brenders January 23, 2015 – (w/Brenders, Crofts, Adams, Haley, Pearse) 1313 Hollis Street, Halifax

Les Mains de Son December 3, 2014 – (w/Babin, Bull, Haley, Adams) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

OS 2 – Aaron Shragge November 15 – (w/Shragge, Auger, Pearse) 1313 Hollis Street, Halifax

Collateral October 1, 2014 – (w/Shalabi, Adams, Crofts) Saint Matthews United Church, Halifax

Improvathon! September 20, 2014 – (w/40 performers from music and dance) 1313 Hollis Street, Halifax

OS 1 – The Muted Note September 12, 2014 – (w/Thomson, Hood and Crofts) 1313 Hollis Street, Halifax

waves, strings and wires May 16, 2014 – (w/Magnanensi, Adams, Pearse and Adams) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Open Source 2 April 19, 2014 – (w/Cameron, Gray and Adams) Dalhousie University, Halifax

Hourglass March 29, 2014 – (w/Costelo, Weigold, Reilly, Adams, Pearse, Halley) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Sea Glass November 10, 2013 – (w/Mayas, Adams, and Bull) Saint Matthews United Church, Halifax

Open Source 1 November 4, 2013 – (w/Zubot, Epps, Linson) 1313 Hollis Street, Halifax

Music Actuelle > Montreal et Halifax October 24 to 27, 2013 – (w/Derome, Roger, Hetu, Thompson, Crofts, Haley, Jackson, Adams) Dalhousie University, Halifax

Quartetto Obscuro October 16, 2013 – (w/Church, MacLennan, Streb and Adams) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Siren Song March 15, 2013 – (w/Palmer, Zokugaku: Crofts, Haley, and Cameron) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Joëlle December 11, 2012 – (w/Leandre, Charke, Adams, Gray) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

December, 2012 – Improvisation Workshops led by Joëlle Leandre – 2 nights at Dalhousie University

Open Source 2 November 25, 2012 – Epps (w/Haley, Linson) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Rimouski November 12, 2012 – (w/Normand, Belanger de Beauport, Adams, Bull) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Open Source 1 November 10, 2012 – Aldcroft, Leblanc (w/Morel, Pearse) 1313 Hollis, Halifax

The Cello of Mr. O October 27, 2012 – (w/Bassett, Adams, Naylor) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Arcanum 17 + 2 September 17, 2012 – (w/Williams, Hayward, Adams, Pearse) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Vox Latrina May 25, 2012 – (w/Duncan, Boyko, Adams, Haley) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

May, 2012 – Creative Singing (w/Boyko, Duncan) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Stall May 24, 2012 – (w/Duncan, Boyko) The Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Halifax

Open Source 5 May 14, 2012 – Bull, Vespaziani (w/Improvisation Workshop, Bull, Vespaziani) 1313 Hollis, Halifax

Open Source 4 April 22, 2012 – Allison Cameron (w/Cameron, Barteaux, Jackson, JDS Adams) 1313 Hollis, Halifax

Open Source 3 April 14, 2012 – Liona Boyz and The Bird Project (w/Bull, Haley, Gray, Adams) 1313 Hollis, Halifax

L/A/D on Tour March 7 – 12, 2012 – (w/Lee, Adams, Donovan) Gallery 345, Toronto; Open Space, Victoria; The Western Front, Vancouver

The Sum of its Parts February 26, 2012 – (w/Bendsza, Power, Adams, Crofts) The Presbyterian Church of Saint David, Halifax

Liona Boyz @ Open Waters January 12, 2012 – (w/Haley, Gray, Adams) The Sir James Dunn Theatre, Halifax

Dorian November 15, 2011 – (w/Bassett, Pitsiavas, Labelle, Christensen, Burgess, Adams, Pearse) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Open Source 2 October 8, 2011 – Dragos Diatribes on Circuit Tour (w/Diatribes, Tara, Crofts, Pearse) 1313 Hollis, Halifax

Open Source 1 September 26, 2011 – JP Carter on Circuit Tour (w/Haley, Gianoullis, Crofts) 1313 Hollis, Halifax

Hoarse Rattle September 15, 2011 – (w/Ceccarelli, Bull, Adams) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Crofts/Adams/Pearse at Halifax Jazz Festival July 10, 2011 1313 Hollis, Halifax

May, 2011 – Deep Listening Intensive (w/Oliveros, Ione) Sally’s Place, Purcell’s Cove

Oceans Deep May 20, 2011 – (w/Oliveros, Ione, Adams) Saint Matthews Church, Halifax

Evan Parker April 19, 2011 – (w/Parker, Thompson, Pearse, Adams, Haley, Crofts, Gray) Studio 21 Fine Art, Halifax

Transitory by Sandy Moore (Flashmob at Stanfield Airport) April 16, 2011 – Stanfield International Airport, Halifax

Having Wandered This Far February 1 and 2, 2011 – (w/Hemingway, Crofts, Adams, Pearse) The Presbyterian Church of Saint David, Halifax

January 2011 – Creative Percussion Workshop (w/Hemingway) Dalhousie University, Halifax

Open Source 3 November 20, 2010 – Chris Dadge on Circuit Tour (w/Dadge, Crofts, Haley) 1313 Hollis, Halifax

in out everywhere and beyond November 10 – (w/Lee, Adams, Donovan) Lilian Pearcy Recital Hall, Halifax

Open Source 2 October 20, 2010 – Elwood Epps on Circuit Tour (w/Epps, Pearse, Haley, Adams) 1313 Hollis, Halifax

Spin September 10, 2010 – (w/Tetreault, Adams, Gray) 1313 Hollis, Halifax

Open Source 1 August 16, 2010 – Arseneault on Circuit Tour (w/Pearse, Crofts, Haley) 1313 Hollis, Halifax

Confederation Centre Art Gallery August 15, 2010 – Arseneault on Circuit Tour (w/Pearse, Adams)

Open Source 3 May 10, 2010 – Members of the suddenlyLISTEN Improv Workshop performing, 1313 Hollis, Halifax

Chants d’Oiseaux April 20, 2010 (w/Derome, Adams, Heikalo) The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Open Source 2 April 7, 2010 Normand on Circuit Tour (w/Bull, Crofts, Pearse, Adams) 1313 Hollis, Halifax

Timeless Pulses February 8, 2010 (w/Granelli, Adams, Crofts, Haley) Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax

Halifax Calling at the CNMN Winter Summit January 8, 2010 (w/Crofts, Adams and Pearse) The Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax

Wireless December 2, 2009 (w/Chafe, Both, Adams and Davison) The McAloney Room, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax

CMC Atlantic 20th Anniversary October 25, 2009 (w/Gray, Adams, Haley) Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NB

Sensitive October 21, 2009 (w/Masaoka, Linson, Adams The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

October 2009 – A Improv Workshop for Music Theory students at Dalhousie University, led by Adams and Crofts

Open Source 1 September 28, 2009 Perera on Circuit Tour 1313 Hollis, Halifax

September 2009 Nilan Perera leads the sL Improv Workshop

Open Source 3 May 21, 2009 Launch of Crofts Adams Pearse Trio CD Sonomatopia, CBC Radio Room, Halifax

Re:Flux Festival May 19, 2009 (w/Crofts Adams Pearse Trio) Moncton, NB

Festival des Musiques du Creation May 16, 2009 (w/Crofts Adams Pearse Trio) Jonquiere, PQ

May 2009 2 day Percussion techniques workshop for non percussionists, led by D’Arcy Gray

Open Source 2 May 4, 2009 (w/Zokugaku, The Halifax iPod Orchestra, members of Improv Workshop) 1313 Hollis, Halifax

Lyra April 11, 2009 (w/Crispell, Adams, Reilly) Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax

April 2009 – A creative music workshop led by Marilyn Crispell

Media – Message February 25, 2009, (w/Liberovskaya, Adams, Adams, Pearse), The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Kumquat Meets suddenlyLISTEN December 3rd, 2008 (w/Docking, Lemieux, Sayle, Adams, Students from Dalhousie University Music Department) The Music Room, Halifax

beyond/beside/before/behind October 28nd, 2008, (w/ Cameron, Adams, and Gray) Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax

October 2008 – A lecture/discussion for composition students at Dalhousie University, led by Allison Cameron

Open Source 1 September 21th, 2008 (Aldcroft, w/Cram, Pearse, Adams, Morell) 1313 Hollis, Halifax

MOTC3 May 8th, 2008, (w/sets by Slater, Pearse, and Gray) 1313 Hollis, Halifax

Organism March 31st, 200, (w/Heikalo, Adams, Church and Power) The Music Room, Halifax

March 2008 – 3 workshops led by Daniel Heikalo, Chris Church and Rob Power on music of the world, found object music, and instrument building

MOTC2 March 19th, 2008 (w/sets by Harawitz, Fairbrother, and Torbert) The TNS Space, Halifax

InterACT February 2nd, 2008, (w/ Buzzarte, Adams, and Duke) Oscillations Festival, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax

February 2008 – A workshop entitled “Computer Music for Beginners”, led by Andrew Duke

MOTC1 December 11th, 2007 (w/Crofts, Adams, Pearse, and Joudrey) The MacAloney Room, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax

Roots of the Moment October 22nd, 2007 (w/Prevost, Adams and Crofts) Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax

October 2007 – A lecture/discussion for composition students at Dalhousie University, a special meeting of the sL Improv Workshop both led by Eddie Prevost

MOTC3 May 21st, 2007 (w/participants in sL improv workshop) The Halifax Ballet Theatre, Halifax

Ghost in the Machine April 12th, 2007 (w/Lexer, Pearse, and Adams) Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax

April 2007 – A 2 session workshop in Max/MSP led by Sebastian Lexer, co-presented with the Centre For Art Tapes

MOTC2 March 26th, 2007 (w/Crofts, Pearse, Fairbrother and Adams) The MacAloney Room, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax

Circle February 3rd 2007 (w/Freedman, Granelli, Adams and Gatti) The Music Room, Halifax

MOTC1 December 22nd, 2006 (w/Noah and Adams) The Halifax Ballet Theatre, Halifax

Framed Glances November 13th 14th 2006 (w/Gunvaldsen-Klaassen, Adams and Wijeratne) The Music Room, Halifax

November 2006 to present – suddenlyLISTEN improv workshop launched. This workshop for all interested artists, continues bi-weekly

Pauline Oliveros May 25th 2006 (w/Oliveros, Ione, Adams and Adams) The Neptune Studio Theatre, Halifax

May 2006 – A Deep Listening workshop for members of the public, lead by Pauline Oliveros

Three February 10th 200, (w/Adams, Blais, Oore) The Music Room, Halifax

MOTC2 December 12th 2005 (w/Pearse, Adams, Crofts) The Space, Halifax

Mixed November 23rd 2005 (w/Labrosse, Altman and Adams) The North Street Church, Halifax

Mixed at Oscillations 2005 November 20th 2005 (w/Labrosse, Altman and Adams) Harvey Denton Hall, Acadia University, Wolville NS

November 2005 – An open rehearsal for students at Acadia University, Wolfville NS. Part of Oscillations 2005

Music on the Cheap 1 October 12th 2005 (w/Oore, Crofts) The MOeD Gallery, Halifax

Lee Pui Ming October 22nd 2004 (w/Lee, Adams and Donovan) The Music Room, Halifax

Evolutions 2004 in Montreal October 9th 2004 (w/Adams, Miksch, Church and Adams) La Chapelle Historique de Bon Pasteur, Montreal, Quebec

sun and shadows April 29th 2004 (w/Adams, Donovan, Church, Oore and Adams) Turret Room at the Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax

May 2004 – Various public creative workshops lead by John DS Adams, Erin Donovan, Norman Adams and Dani Oore

Local Colour 2 January 23rd 2004 (w/ Oore, Adams, Oore and Tucker) Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax

Kaleidoscope November 29th 2003 (w/ Adams, Miksch and Adams) Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax

Local Colour 1 November 20th 2003 (w/ Adams, Oore, Oore and Tucker) MacAloney Room, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax

David Mott March 30th 2003 – Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, co-presented by JazzEast

March 2003 – A workshop led by saxophonist David Mott, for improvisers and composers

2 Musicians 2 Concerts February 12th and 13th, 2003 – Ballroom Gallery, The Khyber, a Centre for the Arts, Halifax

TALK November 26th 2002 – North Street Church, Halifax

November 2002 – An electro-acoustic demonstration concert with question and answer period, for music students at Acadia University, Wolfville NS

Fires May 17th 2002. (w/ guest artist Bonnie Miksch) North Street Church, Halifax

May 2002 – A creative music workshop for 4th graders, led by members of suddenlyLISTEN at William King Elementary School in Herring Cove

Process October 26th 2001. (w/ guest artist Katherine Duncanson) Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax

October 2001- A series of three workshops led by guest artist Katherine Duncanson for Nova Scotian artists from the dance, theatre and music communities

Animate May 25th, 2001. North Street Church, Halifax

From the Forge New Music Festival March 21st, 2001 – Halifax

hEARt November 21st, 2000. North Street Church, Halifax

PLAY May 5th, 2000, DANSpace-on-Grafton, Halifax