July 19, 2019

It’s summer so that means we are working to launch the new (19th) season. You will find changes happening to this site almost daily now as we update and keep you up to date! “We” is now Norm, and Jessica Lowe our new administrator! Jessica can be reached at jessica@suddenlylisten.com. We will be announcing our 2019/20 concerts soon, keep your eyes on suddenlyLISTEN.com and your ears open! Happy summer!

August 27, 2018

Lots has happened over the past year believe us! Just look through this site, you’ll see what sL has been up to, so please click away! More recently (this summer specifically) sL has seen some administrative changes: Our beloved Administrator Kathleen Doherty has moved up and started a family! Young Cillian was born in July. After a considered search Amy Brandon has been engaged to work with us as Administrator. You can learn more about Amy here. She’s a pretty exceptional person and we’re looking forward to seeing the results of our collaborations! Finally, Norm has his position with Symphony Nova Scotia after 27 years of service. More information can be seen on Facebook, and his website. We will be announcing our 2018/19 concerts soon, keep your eyes on suddenlyLISTEN.com and your ears open!

August 23, 2017

Here we go: sL is happy to announce our first concert of 2017/18! The legendary Burton Greene with Eric Normand and Isaiah Ceccarelli! Come on back as watch as more shows appear. And watch our Facebook Page for all the announcements!

July 28, 2017

We’re back! Over the coming weeks sL will be updating this site with our new season of concerts. Come on back as watch as they appear. And watch our Facebook Page for all the announcements!

October 20, 2016

suddenlyLISTEN is proud to release our newest recording today! Collateral with Sam Shalabi, Norm Adams and Tim Crofts is a live recording of our 2014 concert in Halifax. It was a great night, and this document captures it perfectly! You can stream Collateral on Soundcloud or you can purchase one of a very limited number of CDRs with handmade and hand printed packaging, for only $20 (email us and we’ll do the deal). Please check it out!

September 1, 2016

The Website is completely updated and ready for you to peruse! Check out details on the 2016/17 season of workshops, concerts and other special projects. We are pretty excited about what we have to offer this year! Let us know what you think, share it with your friends, spread the word, all that modern networky stuff!

August 9, 2016

The big news is that suddenlyLISTEN has a General Manager! Kathleen Doherty has been working with me (Norm) for the past year, and this year we’ve decided to up the ante and give her a title and some more dough! We work great together, so I’m really excited (and relieved) to work with her! So, we’ve been working together to prep the 2016/17 season  and are getting closer to putting it online. Watch for it, or like our Facebook Page.

September 6, 2015

If you notice the website is in a bit of disarray, it’s because I’m (slowly) updating it for our brand new series of concerts for 2015/16! Please be patient, I’ll let you know when it’s all finished. For now The Artists page seems up to date, please let me know when you spot a typo!

April 26, 2015

Spring has sprung, (sort of) but there’s still a big chunk of suddenlyLISTEN events to enjoy in May and June. Here’s a list, there’s always more information on the sL FaceBook Page and sometimes on this Website though: April 26 Watts and Weston with  Jackson and Cameron at the MacAloney Room at the Dalhousie Arts Centre; May 4, The final sL workshop at 1313 Hollis; May 5 one of our series of dancer/musician improvisation workshops, led by Kathleen Doherty of Kinetic Studio and Andrew MacKelvie; May 12 Arrhythmia with hermitofthewoods, Gray, Crofts and Adams, at The Bus Stop Theatre; May 21 Kathryn Ladano with Adams and Durado at The Bus Stop Theatre; finally June 8 Helen Pridmore and WL Altman with locals a 1313 Hollis. Then we’ll take a break and start to tell you about next season! See you at the shows.

March 25, 2015

It’s just about tour time! Tim Crofts, Norm Adams, Lukas Pearse and the great Gerry Hemingway are setting off on a whirlwind tour of our great nation, Monday March 31! We’ll play Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria, Hamilton, Guleph, and Toronto in six days! Norm will be blogging from the road so please follow The sLog and read his impressions. Wish us luck!

December 4, 2014

On December 1, sL launched an Indigogo campaign to raise funds for the final work on The Cello of Mr O. We’re hoping to raise $6000, and we’re off to a good start! Please check out our campaign page here, and feel free to support our project. The Cello of Mr O is a lovely show and deserves as much support as you can offer, please share word of this campaign to your contacts! Thanks

August 7, 2014

Today, we begin 2014/15. By that I mean we start to start to roll out our new season! Now is the time to start checking suddenlyLISTEN’s FaceBook Page and website daily! I’ll be announcing the concerts as I get the information put up. I’ll announce the updates as they take effect. It’s an exciting year with some really cool guests, and fun collaborations and events for you to attend and participate in!

June 8, 2014

And that’s it: 2013/14, suddenlyLISTEN’s 13th Season is in the can! I’m writing some impressions of the season at The sLog please read it all there. And keep your eye on the sLog as I have a backlog of posts to upload. I’ll dribble them up as the summer continues. And soon enough we’ll be announcing the 2014/15 Season…… it seems there’s no time to waste!

April 25, 2014

We approach the final concert of 13/14:  Waves, Strings and Wires, on May 16 will welcome Giorgio Magnanensi to Halifax to performa and interact with JoHn DS Adams, Lukas Pearse and Norm Adams. This will be a show filled with the surreal and the abstract with melody and squawking noises thrown in for good measure. These Artists are expert improvisors and each is a creative voice worth hearing, all together, well you have show not to be missed!

March 12, 2014

Today is the launch of 2013/14 Part II. start watching for news and information on our three upcoming concerts: Hourglass on March 29, Allison Cameron and friends, on April 19 and finally, Waves, Strings and Wires, May 16. All three of these concerts will sound quite different from one another, and will stretch your ears in a most pleasant way!

January 22, 2014

Happy New Year! I’m taking this short lull in Main Series Concerts to begin planning for next season, and to take some time to get out of town to meet and learn from some of Canada’s new music elite at the Canadian New Music Network Forum in Calgary, from January 23rd to 26th. I’m pretty excited to serve on a panel on Orchestral Programming, and to get to see some old friends, and meet some new ones. I’ll be blogging as I listen and learn, so please watch the sLog page! See you March 29th for Hourglass!

October 8, 2013

Here is our newly renovated website! Alex Kall our trusty web designer has done a beautiful job of updating and renovating. There’s lots of new media up here, and more coming, so browse around and let us know what you think! And see you October 16, at Quartetto Obscuro!

September 6, 2013

Last week we released information on Quartetto Obscuro, our first main series concert, and Montreal > Halifax. This week I’ll be telling you about Sea Glass, our November Main Series show! Keep your eyes on our events page and Facebook for more information!

August 27, 2013

In some ways it’s already started, and I’m not even back in Halifax yet! Last Sunday Karen Bassett and I along with a team of artists and technicians shot a commercial to help spread the word about The Story of Mr O. You can see some pictures from the shoot here. I’m working on a special page to tell you more about Mr O, and I’ll post at all the usual locations when I get it finished. See you soon!

July 17, 2013

It’s summer, which means sL’s Artistic Director Norm Adams is hard at work doing the groundwork for the new, 2013/2014 season: Locking dates, booking air tickets, renting performance spaces, updating websites, and announcing to you, what we have planned! We’ve decided to kick it new skool this season and dribble the information out through Facebook and Twitter over the coming weeks, so get glued to your digital device of choice, and listen for our exciting announcements! Also if you’re hankering for reading of more than 176 characters surf to The sLog, Norm will be adding some longer thoughts there as well. See you in the fall!

May 22, 2013

Well another season is in the bag! Over the next while I’ll be wrapping up the year’s activities on the The sLog so please check that out. Also please note that there are a few more days left for you to make a donation! We are just a bit short this season, and even small donations are greatly appreciated. Please help to keep this adventurous music playing!