Very much looking forward to my upcoming performance with Allison Cameron and (visiting from Japan) Tim Olive! Details follow:

Audiopollination 72

Sat., June 1
8pm - 10pm
Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto
PWYC (suggested $10)

Taking place in the intimate living room feel of the Tranzac's tiki room, audiopollination presents a night of Tim Olive (Japan), Montreal sound makers Elizabeth Millar, Craig Pedersen and Anne-F Jacques, and Toronto musicians Mira Martin-Gray, MKL32, Mark Zurawinski, Allison Cameron and William Davison mixing it up for some improvised mayhem.

8 to 10 pm PWYC (but $10 would be sweet)
Event art by Jamie Thompson

Set 1: MKL32, Anne-F Jacques and Elizabeth Millar
Set 2: Craig Pedersen, Mira Martin-Gray and Mark Zurawinski
Set 3: Tim Olive, Allison Cameron and William Davison

Bios for visiting musicians

Tim Olive (Japan) - tabletop guitar https://timolive.org https://845audio.org/

The music of Tim Olive arises from collaboration with fellow musicians/sound artists, collaboration with physical and temporal setting, and collaboration with those involved in the act of listening. Using simple materials (including magnetic pickups, steel strings, tuning forks, metal strips, hand-wound motor mechanisms, magnetic tape, dental floss and analog electronics), Olive’s work is predicated on the interplay of the human with material/time/space, and the uniqueness, intensity and unrepeatability that lives in each performing and/or recording situation. He is interested in music as a social activity, as a way of creating community, a way of countering the forces which lead to an increasing atomization of contemporary life; music as a felt experience rather than as a concept or a theory. A Canadian residing in Kobe, Japan, Olive has released music on Japanese, European and North American labels, with Jeff Allport, Cristian Alvear, Pascal Battus, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Samuel Dunscombe, Nick Hoffman, Anne-F Jacques, Jin Sangtae, Jason Kahn, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Yukinori Kikuchi, Cal Lyall, Francisco Meirino, Katsura Mouri, Takuji Naka, Bunsho Nishikawa, Makoto Oshiro, Ben Owen, Horacio Pollard, Fritz Welch, and Yan Jun.

Anne-F Jacques - amplified rotating objects http://anne-fff.tumblr.com/

An inventory of objects and materials with which author, sound artist, Anne-F Jacques makes sound and visual creations. Through their weight, texture and individual history, she retraces a small part of their story and immerses the reader in a microcosm of stubborn objects. She is interested in things that turn, in rough sounds, erratic movements, building precarious structures and idiosyncrasies. Sounds and other found things. She lives and works in Montreal.

Elizabeth Millar - breath, machine hums, metal surfaces, air, fans, propellers and clarinet emillar.net

Elizabeth Millar is a sound-artist, clarinetist and performer, based in Montreal since 2009. Engaging with experimental music, sound art, noise, free improvisation and self-made instrument building, her creative practice explores the merging of acoustic and electronic textures with amplification and extended techniques. Active locally, nationally and internationally she has performed throughout Canada and in Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore. She is a member of Sound of the Mountain, an amplified clarinet and trumpet duo with Craig Pedersen. Her latest solo work ‘no instrument machine, air’ is now out on Mystery & Wonder Records (mwrecs.com).

Craig Pedersen - amplified trumpet www.craigpedersen.com

Craig Pedersen is trumpet player, and experimenting musician living in Montréal. He plays in the collaborative duos Sound of the Mountain (with Elizabeth Millar) and Provisional Mailorder (with Anne-F Jacques). He is a member of Ensemble Supermusique and the Ratchet Orchestra. He also occasionally leads the Craig Pedersen Quartet, a band featuring Linsey Wellman (fetNAT), Bennett Bedoukian (Horseman, Pass By) and Thierry Amar GY!BE). Since 2011, Craig has released thirteen albums, or more, ranging between composed material to improvisation. An active and avid touring artist, he has played across Canada, in Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia and Mexico.Recent highlights of his work includes collaborations and/or performances with Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, Shinkan Tamaki, Zhao Cong, Yong Yandsen, Gudinni Cortina, Manfred Werder, Pauline Oliveros, Jean Derome, Joane Hetu, Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh (Instant Places), Vicky Mettler, Bennett Bedoukian and Mark Molnar, as well as many others.His current interests lay in collaboration, impractical mail-order cassettes, holding long notes and the notions of developing an improvisational language as a form of composition.


Hope to see you there!
- W.A.Davison