Each season suddenlyLISTEN devises special projects that fall outside our regular concerts, but still celebrate suddenlyLISTEN’s mandate: to stretch the boundaries of music and music creation; and to encourage both musicians and non-musicians to listen to, explore, and participate in the making of new and experimental music.

Special projects in 2017/18 will include The launch of Tim Crofts’ monthly Free Play series. We will also continue our popular series of poetry/music Salons at Lexicon Books in Lunenburg. We’re pretty sure a few other special events will pop up too, so keep your eyes and ears peeled!

Free Play – A session of Spontaneous Music the last sabbath of every month.
In the 2017/18 season, suddenlyLISTEN will present monthly sessions of improvised music on the last Sunday of each month.  These sessions will bring together improvisers from across the wide spectrum of improvised musics in Halifax, in an environment conducive to playing, playing, and playing.  The sessions will be open to the public with a “pay what you can”  admission.  Free Play will be led by Tim Crofts with the goal of generating challenging free music and building connections across the community.  Each session will take place at 1313 Hollis Street from 7:30-10:00pm.

The dates: Sunday, September 24th, October 29th, November 26th, January 28th, February 25th, March 25th, April 29th, May 27th.

For Free Play, we ask that you contact Tim to let him know you’d like to attend, please email him at: tim@suddenlylisten.com

suddenlyLISTEN and Lexicon Books of Lunenburg NS  suddenlyLISTEN are co-presenting a series of interactions between poets and musicians. We call them the Lexicon Salons! For these events the two artists find ways to pair their words and music, illuminating both. The evenings are intimate and fun with lively discussions following.

There are three Salons this season with dates and artists TBA.

All Salons are free admission, and begin at 7pm.