Monday, June 1, 2009

Odradek on CIUT

I'll be performing with Odradek this Wednesday evening at a live-to-air concert on CIUT 89.5FM. I'm filling in for Michelangelo Iaffaldano who's in Italy for part of this month. Line-up will be me, Jim Bailey, Andy Yue. Details on the concert follow (extracted from Soundlist):

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The Abstract Index/CIUT 89.5FM and AIMToronto present
Freedom Of Community

Time: Wednesday June 3, 6-8PM
Location: CIUT-FM
91 St. George St., Toronto / 89.5FM / http://ciut.fm

On Wednesday June 3 from 6-8PM CIUT’s The Abstract Index showcases the many flavours of Toronto ’s non-idiomatic improvisation with Freedom Of Community, featuring three sets of live-to-air music organized by the Association for Improvising Musicians In Toronto (AIMToronto).

Toronto ’s free improvisers have been internationally renowned for their skillful musical exploration for more than four decades. Coincidentally, CIUT, the University of Toronto ’s campus community radio station also has a four decade history of boundary breaking musical programming.

Freedom Of Community brings two important, community-based cultural institutions together for the first time: CIUT-FM and the AIMToronto.

AIMToronto was formed in 2005. It was conceived as an umbrella under which each of the city’s disparate pockets of improvising musicians could all organize, providing increased visibility for the community as a whole while maintaining its diversity. It is an organization of global significance, hosting the world’s finest improvisers such as William Parker, Joe McPhee and Les Poules in quarterly Interfaces. Its next such presentation features Swiss saxophonist Urs Leimgruber from June 5-7.

All three sets of Freedom Of Community feature members of AIMToronto.

Set 1) a FREE CONCERT from 6:00-6:45PM on the front lawn of 91 St. George St. (weather permitting) with Alaniaris, (fractured Greek rembetika stylings) - Michael Kaler - bass, Ken Aldcroft -, guitar, Mark Zurawinski - drums

Set 2) Michael Keith - guitar, Scott Thomson - trombone

Set 3) Odradek (electro/acoustic small objects) - William Davison - electronics, small instruments, Jim Bailey - electronics, small instruments, Andy Yue – synth
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I'm not sure that Odradek will be performing outside...I think we may actually be in the studio which would mean if you want to catch our set (sometime between 7 and 8pm, probably in the last half hour, but don't quote me on that) you will have to tune in to CIUT 89.5fm or listen online at http://ciut.fm

- William

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