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suddenlyLISTEN’s 10th season wraps up with great concerts and events

It’s hard to believe that we’re approaching the conclusion of our 10th season. It’s been amazing so far, with great concerts and experiences for our musicians and audiences! And there is more to come - This newsletter will let you know about some of the great events still coming up this spring.Please read on and see what we have in store for you! See you at the shows

Evan Parker is widely acknowledged as "one of the music's greatest living instrumentalists" (The Times), "one of the world's finest ensemble improvisers" (Chicago Reader) and "

one of the modern era's most original voices" (The Wire).

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Evan Parker – saxophone 7pm, Tuesday April 19, 2011

Studio 21 Fine Art

1223 Lower Water Street

$20 and $10 at the door

The chance for us to get present Evan Parker came up this past winter. Mr Parker is finishing a giant (by new music standards) Canadian tour, right here in Halifax, and we are excited and honoured to give him a place to play his truly original music here. Evan will play a solo set and then he’ll be joined by some of Halifax’s most exciting free musicians. They are pretty pumped for this, so it’s going to be great!

"Through Pauline Oliveros and Deep Listening I finally know what

harmony is.... It's about the pleasure of making music."

John Cage 1989 Main Series 4

Ocean’s Deep – EHRES featuring Pauline Oliveros

8pm, Saturday May 20, 2011

Saint Matthews United Church

1479 Barrington Street

$20 and $10 at the door

Pauline Oliveros and EHRES is one of the most enduring collaborations originated by suddenlyLISTEN. Since 2006, when they were first presented here in Halifax, they have performed and recorded together regularly, most notably at the 2008 Lincoln CentreOutdoor Festival, in New York City. EHRES is Pauline O playing her accordion linked the EIS processing system, Ione, weaving magical stories into the mix, Norman Adams playing cello, and live processing and John DS Adams creating sound from a table covered with analog signal processors. Together they feed all their sounds into an immersive 8 channel sound system, and back to each other allowing processing of themselves and each other. It’s a web that is as complex as it is rewarding for audiences, creating a magical world where words and sounds meet and become one.

Transitory, an airport flashmob!

Approximately 3pm and 3:30pm,

Saturday April 16, 2011

Stanfield International Airport, Halifax

In March 2010, we were looking for a project that could be a real celebration of the past 10 years of suddenlyLISTEN. The idea of art emerging in unexpected places, and touching an unsuspecting audience is a powerful one, so sL decided a flashmob was the way to go! We have commissioned Sandy Moore to compose a score that embraces improvisation, location and community. So far we’ve scoped out the spaces at the airport, we’ve enlisted a bunch of percussionists, members of the sL Improvisation Workshop and Sandy has taken a beatboxer into rehearsals with the Halifax Boys Honour Choir! We can’t wait to hear and experience these performances! I know it’s not in the spirit of flashmob to tell you about this piece, but you won’t want to miss this very special event.

Other News

On April 9, 2011, Andrew Danson Danushevsky, Brandon Auger and Jim D’Ambrogi (all regular attendees of the sL Improv Workshop) will present Final Moments, a concert at the Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, admission is only $10 and only 30 tickets are available, so get there early!

The Improv Workshop continues on alternating Mondays at 7:30 pm at 1313 Hollis Street, The next session is April 4th. All are welcome. The atmosphere is super relaxed and you can sing or play any instrument, you like. Just come and make music!

suddenlyLISTEN’s annual fundraising campaign is underway, if you’d like to donate to help us in our activities, we would deeply appreciate it, and you receive a tax receipt!

As always we gratefully acknowledge the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and The Canada Council for the Arts for their ongoing support.

Mar 28, 2011 at 22:28

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