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suddenlyLISTEN Outreach

suddenlyLISTEN has been presenting Improvisation Workshops throughout our long history! Many of our workshops are based on the long-standing London, UK workshop facilitated by sL's friend and concert performer Eddie Prévost. At workshops, participants are offered a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere in which to push musical limits and make music outside of personal comfort zones.

]mprov Kitchen: A session of Spontaneous Music on the last Monday of every month at Radstorm, 2177 Gottingen Street. These open sessions 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 is led by Meghan Gilhespy, with the goal of generating challenging free music and building connections across the community.  Each session will take place at Radstorm from 7 - 9pm.

The dates: The Kitchen opens October 20, 2023 and continues on the last Monday 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:

2022/23 is a big year for suddenlyLISTEN's outreach efforts. We are dedicating significant energy and resources, to researching and building a new place for youth to come to create. Introducing soundLab or sLAB!


Led by Halifax artists Rebecca Fairless and Lucas Goudie, sLAB is presented in partnership with Halifax.North Memorial Public Library, and will run every Friday from 3 to 4:30. This initiative will offer music-making and creation opportunities to Halifax teens, connect them to accessible music resources, facilitate creative expression that reflects their own life experiences and context, and support social relationships and mental health. Topics will centre around making music in various ways: through instruments, voice, electronics, and a variety of styles and forms. Please stay tuned for reports. We're pretty excited about the possibilities!

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