6.18 –> Night of the Living Improvisers

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING IMPROVISERS

DOUBLE-BILL:

THE TINY ORCHESTRA TRIO

&

SAME OLD THING

 

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC.
155 James St. N.
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

 

Tickets $12+s/c at Dr. DiscHammer City RecordsPicks & Sticks and online at brownpapertickets

 

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THE TINY ORCHESTRA TRIO

 

From Toronto:

Paul Teglas – trombone

Steve Whitehouse – alto saxophone, electronics


John Halfpenny – drums

 

The Tiny Orchestra Trio  has been playing together since the last century. Part jazz trio and part parade band, their sounds emanate from intuitive call and response. They have recorded three collections, Nut Music, Holiday, and Mindfield, available from Bandcamp.

John Halfpenny (drums, percussion) has also played solo as The Tiny Orchestra, using game calls, synth, reeded teapots, bottles, kalimba and pedals to imply a sense of melody.  As a performer, he has played with Tomasz Krakowiak and William Davison, Nicole Rampersaud and Paul Dutton, Christine Duncan and Mary Margaret O’Hara, Germaine Liu, Joe Sorbara and other players focused around AimToronto.

Steve Whitehouse (alto sax, tubes, pedals/live samples) has eclectic tastes in music and has played in many different contexts from the most inside to the farthest out. As well as TOT he currently plays with Reiner Schwarz and The Neil Young’uns.

Paul Teglas  (trombone, conch, piano) is a painter and print-maker. He embraces the synaesthetic world of sound as a personal playground.

 

https://thetinyorchestra.bandcamp.com

http://youtu.be/I66puhs0Wq

 

 

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SAME OLD THING

 

From Hamilton:

Ruthie Pytka-Jones — vocals

Riley Keller — saxophones

Sean Dowhaniuk – electric guitar

Kevin Fraser — baritone guitar

Mike Deicont — basses

Mike Rajna — drums

Pat Armstrong — percussion

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Hamilton’s very own improvising ensemble comprised of younger, experimental music warriors.  Same Old Thing are nothing new.  But they are Now and that will do.  Same Old Thing are a band.  They like to play.  With sound + melody.  With rhythm + harmony.  With mystery + expectation.  Chaos + Order.  Entropy + Precision.  The personnel fluctuates between 5 and 30… with distinct focus on game pieces, group composition and improvisation, they explore the musical landscape, contemplating, prodding and pushing to expand their aural and conceptual boundaries.  Same Old Thing are Improvisers.  They make it up as they go.  Such curious creatures.  See where it takes them.

 

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