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Fri, Apr 14


HFX Public Library, Paul O'Regan Hall

Joe Sorbara: Community

Joe Sorbara (they/them), improvised music community leader from Toronto/Guelph, engages local improvisers to create a concert of "Temporary Ensembles".

Joe Sorbara: Community
Joe Sorbara: Community

Time & Location

Apr 14, 2023, 4:00 p.m.

HFX Public Library, Paul O'Regan Hall, 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1E9, Canada

About the Event

Improvising in groups is a perfect expression of community. It is people coming together, offering sounds, listening, provoking, compromising and sharing new ideas to build a single piece of music. Joe Sorbara (percussion, Ontario) is a leader of these sorts of communities. They lead many Temporary Ensemble sessions at Silence, a cooperatively run space in Guelph, Ontario. Joe is an expert in gathering people, creating a creative space and mixing and matching musicians to create great music. 

Joe writes: "Temporary Ensembles are born, live short and potentially magical musical lives, and then sublimate into thin air. Their births involve a balanced merging of black arts as strange dice are selected and rolled and initiates are invited to make random selections with life-altering consequences. Their lives are intense, contingent, dripping with joyous risk and ugly beauty. They conclude with a sudden intake of breath that always already tastes of the moment after an end that already is. And then there is another".

For this special early evening Central Library concert, Joe will have the choice of a group of Halifax’s best improvisers to join together for some great spontaneous creations! Come watch and listen to community in a pure form! Entrance is free.

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