Created around pianist Lee Pui Ming from Toronto, clarinettist Lori Freedman from Winnipeg, and percussionist Danielle Palardy Roger from Montréal, this concert series will highlight the participation of women in improvised music. Canevas 2002 presents four nights of free concerts, from May 2 to 4, 2002 at Calixa-Lavallée cultural center (Montréal).
An exceptionnal orchestra of twelve of the most active musicians from Québec’s new music scene presents the “Peace Prayer for John Coltrane” concert, March 28, 2001 at Casa del Popolo (Montréal). Improvisers from all tendencies are reunited for a majestic night of music freely adapted from John Coltrane’s classic compositions “Om” and “Ascension.” With Jean Derome, Philémon, Lori Freedman, John Heward, Will Glass, Sam Shalabi, Andrew Dickson, Julie Rousse, Alexandre St-Onge, André Asselin, Nicolas Caloia and A_dontigny.
“Lee Pui Ming moulds piano and vocal into a gleeful avant-garde concoction that is all her own.” (Eye, Canada) Toronto resident Lee Pui Ming’s new CD, Who’s Playing, is a series of strong and invigorating piano, saxophone and voice improvisations recorded with musician and producer Joane Hétu. The album was launched at Toronto’s Music Gallery on February 23, 2002 with a concert the two performers and drummer Danielle Palardy Roger.
The Archipel festival of new music, held in Geneva (Switzerland), will see the reunion of Ikue Mori (drum machines), Martin Tétreault (turntable) and Diane Labrosse (sampler) for their explosive trio Île bizarre, on March 21, 2002.
Drummer Michel F Côté and guitar player Bernard Falaise, along with bass players Nicolas Caloia and Éloi Deit, will play two concerts at Casa del Popolo (Montréal). The first one, Lori & the Blue Mangos is held wednesday April 24 and features Lori Freedman playing the bass clarinet. Friday April 26, it’s Frank Martel & L’Ouest céleste who takes the stage, with signer and guitar player Frank Martel.
During the “Mois Multi” events, musician Michel F Côté and choregrapher Catherine Tardif presents “Soi-même/Priser à deux,” a minimalist duo that delicately blurs the frontier between music and body. The evening also proposes a sonic installation by Jean-Pierre Gauthier, “Piézoom,” and an audio performance by Steve Heimbecker, “What is not Babylone.” A Recto-Verso presentation, held at the Multi hall of Méduse (Québec City), Friday February 22, 2002.