Saxophonist Philippe Lauzier, drummer Thom Gossage and violist Jean René will be in residence at L’Arsenal in Metz (France) with choreographer Isabelle van Grimde for her new work Les chemins de traverse. The premiere will take place on February 25, 2009, at the Schouwburg Theater in Arnhem (The Netherlands) followed by four concerts from March 3 to 6 at L’Arsenal.
Drummer Isaiah Ceccarelli and saxophonist Philippe Lauzier will be performing in Oslo, Norway, on January 30 and February 1, 2009. The first concert, in duo setting, will be at the [sic!] series at the Sagene kulturverksted. The second concert, at the Sound of Mu, will find them playing with Norwegian musicians Kim Myhr on guitar and Martin Taxt on tuba.
Antoine Berthiaume, Guido del Fabbro and Mélanie Auclair as well as Philippe Lauzier, Corinne René, Amy Horvey and Rémy Bélanger de Beauport will be at Le Cagibi on Tuesday December 16, 2008 as part of the Mardi spaghetti weekly series for creative music.
Founded in 1994, Nicolas Caloia’s Ratchet Orchestra releases its first title, recorded live at La Sala Rossa in November 2007. Featuring 30 of Montréal’s finest improvisors, including Gordon Allen, Chris Burns, Alexandre Grogg, Pierre Labbé, Philippe Lauzier, Damian Nisenson, Jean René, Sam Shalabi, and Joshua Zubot, the Ratchet Orchestra lolls between the sublime and the ridiculous.
Disparition de l’usine éphémère is the first release from a quartet consisting of prominent improvisers from Québec and Norway: Philippe Lauzier, Pierre-Yves Martel, Kim Myhr and Martin Tétreault. The peculiar combination of old and new instruments renders a poetic image of a faded, bygone industrial plant.
Blube (Jean-François Blouin, Benoit Rolland) as well as Philippe Lauzier, Thom Gossage and Jean René will be at Le Cagibi on Tuesday November 8, 2008 as part of the Mardi spaghetti weekly series for creative music.