This EP is a collaboration between pianist Bill Gilliam, flutist Bill McBirnie, and electroacoustic artist Eugene Martynec who are performers / composers with different musical backgrounds of improvised new music, electroacoustic sound creation and jazz. This trio shares a strong, sympathetic commitment to free improvising, as well as a mutual fascination with the mystery of creating spontaneous compositions.
Light Through Dark is a spellbinding journey through shaded land and seascapes, illuminated by joyful and spontaneous sparks of improvisatory interplay.
It’s clear that the Toronto trio of pianist Bill Gilliam, flutist Bill McBirnie and Eugene Martynec on electroacoustics. possesses big ears and big hearts… Collectively the trio’s music is inventive, technically adroit and elegant at the same time. Most of all, we can hear their “mutual fascination with the mystery of creating entirely spontaneous music,” as aptly stated in the liner notes.
Light Through Dark album review by Andrew Timar – The WholeNote, Feb 2022
Bill Gilliam: piano
Eugene Martynec: electroacoustics
Bill McBirnie: flute / alto flute
Engineering/Mixing/Mastering: Gary Honess, Khul Muzik, Toronto, ON
Cover Photo: Lake Erie at Dusk, by Bill Gilliam & Gord Way
Layout/Design: Mike Smith