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SuzukiMusic Fundraiser - Mabyllia and Friends
First Baptist Church, Ottawa

Sat July 6th, 12 noon
First Baptist Church
140 Laurier Ave West

A special SuzukiMusic Fundraiser, to benefit the SuzukiMusic cello program!

Margaret Maria, with her improvising duo pianist, Bill Gilliam, will perform on July 6, 2024, 12pm at First Baptist Church (141 Laurier Ave.) along with cello faculty members Sonya Matoussova and Emma Grant-Zypchen (with the amazing Liko Yamane as collaborative pianist). There will be a live-stream (TBA) of the concert if you are not able to make it in person.

The program will include:

David Popper’s requiem for three cellos
Marybyllia - improvised cello & piano pieces by Margaret Maria & Bill Gilliam in the style of our album “Uncountable Spheres”

Click on this page to see details of the event and for the livestream link for today’s concert and the link to purchase tickets or donate / contribute.

Suggested livestream contribution is $20 or pwyc

Thank you for your generous support of SuzukiMusic!! 

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre

Sat June 22nd, 8pm
Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre.
509 Parliament

An evening of collaborations by dancers and musicians creating improvised heart-driven movement and music

Art of Improv presents Gayle Young
Annette Studios, 566 Annette St, Toronto, M6S 2C2

Sunday, April 28th, 8pm
Annette Studios
566 Annette St, Toronto, ON M6S 2C2, Toronto
$20 / PWYC

Eugene Martynec (electroacoustics), Bill McBirnie (flute), Bill Gilliam (piano) are very excited to present our next Art of Improv show featuring our special guest composer and performer Gayle Young at Annette Studios.

Gayle will perform two short pieces on the Amaranth and solo improvisations. One of them will include lithophone stones. She will also play improvisations that include Eugene Martynec, Bill McBirnie and Bill Gilliam in different configurations. Her improvisations place interaction among musicians in the foreground of a listener’s experience, when sounds and textures are echoed, shared, and extended.

Tickets available at

Margaret Maria & Bill Gilliam Double CD Release - Guelph
Silence, 46 Essex St, Guelph

46 Essex St
Guelph ON
N1H 3K8

$20 / PWYC

The Marbyllia duo with Margaret Maria (cello) & Bill Gilliam (piano) invite you to a double CD release event at Silence in Guelph on Wed April 10th at 8pm. They will be releasing their new CD ‘Uncountable Spheres‘ and will perform some spontaneously created music in this same improvisational style. Margaret Maria will also present her 15th album, ‘Goddess of Edges‘

In the first set Emjay Wright (percussionist, objects) and violinist Andrew Finlay Stewart will create high energy spontaneous sounds and music

"the masterfully meticulous Uncountable Spheres” – Mark Druery, Indie Shark

“I don’t think you’re going to hear anything like Uncountable Spheres no matter how far and wide you scan the underground section of your local record store this month.” – Trace Whittaker, Popicon

“Simply put, this is top-notch listening for experimental fans of all stripes”. Heather Savage, Top Buzz Magazine

“This duo is the real article, which isn’t easy to come by anymore on either side of the pop music universe” – Mindy McCall, Indie Pulse Music

“For those of us who demand quality that’s a cut above in our ambient beats, this is a sound arriving at the perfect moment this late winter. I love what I hear in this album, and something tells me you will too.” – Garth Thomas, Hollywood Digest

“The two improvisors push the limits of each other: Gilliam’s extensive range of sounds from his piano and Maria’s extended cello technique and unusual sound makers. The track Stratosphere in Distress is a solid representation of this dynamic team”. – Cheryl Ockrant, TheWholenote

Array 155 Walnut Ave

@Array Music - 155 Walnut Avenue
Door at 7:30 - music at 8pm sharp
$10 or PWYC - or if you have no money just say you are with Ted Phillips and walk straight on in


Audiopollination is an (non)identity affirming safe space - be who you are or who you desire to be.

4 - 20min sets of spontaneous art
Set 1
Uuxe (Jack Brock, synth)/ Collette Andrea (Bowls)/ Reza Yazdanpana
Set 2
Connor Crone (bass)/ Bicyclops (guitar + fx)/ Raymond Carruthers (trombone)
Set 3
Bill Gilliam (piano)/ Andrew Finlay Stewart (violin + fx)/ Émilie Fortin (trumpet)
Set 4
Jenna Geen (vox)/ Abby Silvera (movement)/ Mickle32 (upright bass)