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February 26th-28th 2016
Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto.
Passes and advance tickets at the Tranzac and Soundscapes: $40 for all-inclusive pass, $10 per event
Somewhere There's 2016 Festival is a testament to the aesthetic diversity, dynamism, and sonic adventurousness of Toronto-based musicians. Its three days encompass everything from frayed songs to all-out abstraction, from soloists to dense large ensembles, and from hushed textural acoustic work to driving direct-into-the-PA-system electronics. There's no shortage of familiar players the various ensembles draw on members of the Caribou Vibration Ensemble, Minotaurs, Canaille, Drumheller, Tasseomancy, the Massey Hall Band, Picastro, Manticore, the Element Choir, Bespoken, Deep Dark United, and many more but the present emphasis tends toward fresh and exploratory configurations.
FULL PROGRAM :
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH
7PM : $10
"Music as Community: Contingency, Fungibility and Solidarity", a lecture by JOE STRUTT MECHANICAL FOREST SOUND
NICK STORRING BAND
Nick Storring compositions, cello, electronics etc; Zo Alexis-Abrams voice, etc.; Ilana Waniuk violin; John Mark Sherlock electromechanical keyboards; Germaine Liu percussion.
Cheldon Paterson turntables, electronics.
10PM : $PWYC
RONLEY TEPER'S LIPLINERS
Ronley Teper songs, voice, acoustic guitar; Caleb Hamilton trumpet; Gordan Hyland tenor saxophone; Blake Howard drums; Samantha McClelland bass; Karen Ng alto saxophone; Tim Posgate banjo, fiddle; Chris Pruden piano; Willow Rutherford accordion; Nick Taylor guitar; Beth Washburn mini tuba; and Saul Lederman projections
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
2PM : $10
PETER LUTEK, GERMAINE LIU, PAUL NEWMAN, KYLE BRENDERS, NICOLE RAMPERSAUD, KEN ALDCROFT.
a panel discussion on improvised solo music hosted by: JOE SORBARA
7PM : $10
Jay Hay baritone saxophone; Nick Buligan trumpet; Karen Ng alto saxophone; Scott Peterson bass; Nicole Rampersaud trumpet; Tom Richards trombone; Heather Segger trombone; Mike Smith synth; Joe Sorbara drums; Jeremy Strachan tenor saxophone.
THE UGLY BEAUTIES
Matt Brubeck cello; Nick Fraser drums; Marilyn Lerner piano.
KYLE BRENDERS ENSEMBLE
Kyle Brenders compositions, tenor saxophone, electronics; Ben Grossman hurdy gurdy, electronics; Germaine Liu percussion; Peter Lutek clarinet, electronics; Jean Martin drums, electronics; Karen Ng alto saxophone; Cheldon Paterson turntables; Nicole Rampersaud trumpet; Nick Storring cello, electronics; Doug Van Nort electronics.
10PM : $PWYC
Colin Couch tuba; Tiina Kiik accordion; John Millard banjo; Ambrose Pottie drums; Tom Walsh trombone.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28TH
2PM : $10
HUMBER COMPOSERS' COLLECTIVE
Ben McCaroll-Butler woodwinds; Jessica Chen voice; Tom Upjohn trumpet; Nebyu Yohannes trombone; Trevor Peverley guitar; Ewen Farncombe piano; Abby David bass; Julian Di Vito drums.
LAURA SWANKEY, CHRISTINE DUNCAN & DANIEL OORE
Laura Swankey voice; Christine Duncan voice; Daniel Oore saxophone.
7PM : $10
Rebecca Hennessy compositions, trumpet; Jay Burr tuba; Nico Dann drums; Tania Gill piano; Tom Richards trombone; Don Scott guitar.
Evan Cartwright drums; Brodie West alto saxophone.
Ken Aldcroft compositions, guitar; Jonathan Adjemian synth; Josh Cole bass; Germaine Liu drums; Karen Ng alto saxophone.
Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, David's Tea, Beau's All-Natural Brewing Company, Musicworks Magazine.
Somewhere There began life in 2007 as a humble DIY space in Parkdale founded by Scott Thomson, that offered various forms of improvised music on a nightly basis. In more recent years it has grown into a mobile collective, curating events in a number of Toronto's most noted venues for outward-looking workArray Space, Double Double Land, Burdock, Holy Oak, Ratio and, of course, the Tranzac. While they've embraced all corners of Toronto's own vibrant experimental music community, their recent programming has also included some of the brightest lights from the rest of Canada, the U.S. and Europe: Pal Nilsson-Love, Shazad Ismaily, Han Bennink, Wilbert de Joode, Drainolith, Peggy Lee, Diatribes, Hilmar Jensson, and Satoko Fujii.