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Artists Scott Thomson

Scott Thomson is an improvising trombonist and composer based in Montréal. He works extensively with singer and dance artist, Susanna Hood, and writes songs for her based on published authors’ texts to be played in many contexts, from duo to octet and sometimes including her choreography. Monicker (with Arthur Bull and Roger Turner), for example, exemplifies Scott’s commitment to open improvisation. He co-founded the Association of Improvising Musicians Toronto (AIMToronto) in 2004 and served as a director until 2009, and co-directed the AIMToronto Orchestra, formed for a project with Anthony Braxton in 2007. In 2016, he convened the Montréal-Toronto Art Orchestra to play Roscoe Mitchell’s music. He founded Somewhere There, a Toronto creative music venue that hosted 850 concerts during his tenure, 2007-10. Scott has composed a series of site-specific works, ‘cartographic compositions’ for mobile musicians and audiences in unconventional performance contexts including, notably, the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Scott programs the Guelph Jazz Festival.

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Scott Thomson

1975

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

  • Composer
  • Performer (trombone)
  • Improviser

Associated groups

On the web

Main releases

Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 261, AM 261_NUM / 2021
Trio Records & Productions / TRP 025 / 2020
Tour de bras / TDB 90036 / 2019
Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 246, AM 246_NUM / 2018
Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 227, AM 227_NUM / 2015
Trio Records & Productions / TRP DS03-021 / 2015
Trio Records & Productions / TRP 020 / 2014
&records / ET 20 / 2013
Trio Records & Productions / TRP 017 / 2013
Trio Records & Productions / TRP 015 / 2012
Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 197 / 2010
Trio Records & Productions / TRP 010 / 2009
Barnyard Records / BR 0305 / 2008
Trio Records & Productions / TRP 009 / 2008
Trio Records & Productions / TRP 007 / 2006
Tour de bras / TDB 9030