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 2019/20 will include The continuation of our monthly Improv Kitchen (formerly the Last Sabbath) series. Also, we will be offering a sound making workshop for youth at the Halifax North End Library starting in September. Finally, sL will be offering an Artist in Residence program for the first time. Scroll down for more details on all of these special Projects

Improv Kitchen – A session of Spontaneous Music on the last Sunday of every month.
suddenlyLISTEN presents monthly sessions of improvised music , at 1313 Hollis Street.  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 to listen with a “pay what you can” admission.  The Kitchen will be led by Geordie Haley, 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: The Kitchen opens September 29 2019 and continue on the last Sunday of each month excluding December, until April.

For the Improv Kitchen, we ask that you contact us to let us know you’d like to attend, please email: suddenlylisten@suddenlylisten.com

suddenlyLISTEN and the Halifax North End Public Library present Listening/Processing a new, weekly music and sound creation  program for youth. Starting in September Halifax sound artist and music therapist Danielle Jakubiak will lead participants in sessions that dig into listening, improvisation, field recording, and music production. This program will give young people tools to express themselves sonically and listen to the world in a deeper way!

More information on start date and time will follow soon!

suddenlyLISTEN is happy to announce that Jennifer Thiessen is 2019/20’s Artist in Residence! Jen will be Halifax March 3 to 13 to research, work with local artists and create new work, presenting on the variety show March 13.

sL received proposals from artists of several disciplines from across the country working with sound and improvisation. We are really excited to have Jen in Halifax and will make all sorts of chances for the public to meet with her and see what she is working on!

Please contact: norm@suddenlylisten.com with any questions about future Artist Residence programming.