345 Souraren Ave.
Unit #3 Toronto, ONM6R 2G5 Canada
Bill Gilliam, piano
Rick Sacks, percussion
Bill McBirnie, flute
Eugene Martynec, laptop
Glen Hall, reeds
Brian Abbott, guitar
Six innovative musicians immersed in Toronto's improvising community, dedicated to the art of improvisation will perform in different setups exploring musical boundaries and potentialities of spontaneous composition and combustion!
Silence Presents: Gilliam, Milmine, Pottie Trio
"Entangled Pathways" CD Release & Improvisors Orchestra Workshop at Silence
$10/PWYC General Admission, $5 Improvisor Orchestra Workshop performers
Improvisors Orchestra Workshop
Doors at 7:00 PM
Workshop at 7:30 PM
This Improvisor Orchestra Workshop is an invitation to Guelph and surrounding area musicians, vocalists and other players to improvise together with Bill Gilliam leading using conducted hand signals developed by Butch Morris. The hand signals are easy to learn in 10 minutes and the conductor's role is to help shape the improvisations in interesting ways. All types of performers (instrumentalists, vocal artists, laptop sound artists, keyboards, strings, wind instruments, percussionists, found & hand made instruments, melodicas, synths, smart phones and anything else that inspires you) are welcome and invited to explore this style of improvisation with us!
"Entangled Pathways" CD Release - Gilliam, Milmine, Pottie Trio
Concert at 9:00 PM
Bill Gilliam (piano), Kayla Milmine (soprano sax) and Ambrose Pottie (drums) will perform music from their latest CD "Entangled Pathways" combining composed themes with free-floating melodies, jazz idioms and modal-chromatic tonalities as well as freely improvised creations.
“Three important contributors to Toronto's improvised music community - Bill Gilliam (piano), Kayla Milmine (soprano saxophone) and Ambrose Pottie (drums) - combine in this trio. While their exploration of free improvisation is impressive, what hooked me was the composing - their interesting melodies always create a home base from which the soloing departs and, ultimately, returns”
Josh Grossman, TD Toronto Jazz Festival artistic director.
Rowland Sutherland – flutes, Neil Metcalfe – flute, Emily Shapiro – clarinets, Caroline Kraabel – alto saxophone / voice, Steve Beresford, Bill Gilliam – piano, Douglas Benford – harmonium, Sue Ferrar, Olivia Moore, Philipp Wachsmann – violin, Dave Tucker, Jerry Wigens – guitar, David Fowler – drums, Pat Thomas - Moog Theremini.
Conductors will be some or all of the following: Ashley Wales, Bill Gilliam, Caroline Kraabel, Pat Thomas, Philipp Wachsmann, Steve Beresford and Dave Tucker.
Bill Gilliam from Canada will be just one of the guests when LIO plays again at Iklectik, on Sunday 2nd September. We will also be pleased to welcome back Rowland Sutherland on woodwinds.
Luminous Gestures 3.0
Sunday November 18th, 8pm
155 Walnut Ave.
Toronto, ON, M6J 3W3
Luminous Gestures offers a magical evening of images and theme-inspired compositions and improvised music featuring Bill McBirnie (flute), David Story (percussion & piano), Bill Gilliam (piano) and the UNquartet string trio with Cheryl O (cello), Meghan Cheng (violin) and Nelson Moneo (viola) as well as improvised visuals by filmmaker Dan Browne.
The program will include new compositions & arrangements for flute and string trio, duets for piano & flute, piano & cello as well as for our full ensemble.
Gilliam, Mimine, Pottie trio at Sunday's ZULA House Concert at 2pm in Hamilton with Bill Gilliam (piano), Kayla Milmine (soprano sax) and Ambrose Pottie (drums)
(Please contact this email for the address or call 289.993.1993 to reserve a seat, as space is limited. Suggested donation $15... or pay what you can.)