Chimera is a new project by clarinettist Francois Houle, Norman Adams and Tim Crofts.

Chimera embodies the unique Canadian language of improvisation, born from our northern perspective, and absorption of European and American new music.

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The Cello of Mr. OThe Cello of Mr. O is set in a city under siege, in an undefined place and time. A small girl tells us about her life: danger surrounds her and food, water and electricity are in short supply. Amidst this hardship, Grumpy Mr. O. plays his cello in her apartment building.  When a supply truck is hit by a rocket and Mr. O. heads to the square to play his cello, the girl learns about courage and the power of music to heal and comfort us, even feed us.

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suddenlyLISTEN presents Collateral: Sam Shalabi, Tim Crofts and Norman Adams: a trio of improvisers making music with abandon, coloured by cross cultural sounds and the power of these three musicians.

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Crofts Adams PearseThe Crofts/Adams/Pearse Trio is one of Atlantic Canada’s most creative free music ensembles. They have been presented numerous times on the suddenlyLISTEN Series, at the Festival des Musiques de Création Jonquière, The Halifax Jazz Festival and Re:Flux Festival.

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