Time Reborn- Array session 19

ublished on 31 Dec 2013
Michelangelo Iaffaldano is an Italian-born, Toronto-based musician, instrument builder and visual artist. Through his involvement with AIM Toronto he has played with artists connected to the local experimental scene and beyond: John Oswald, Malcolm Goldstein, Ben Grossman, Gino Robair, Jason Ajemian, Christine Duncan, etc. Aside from the electro-acoustic trio Odradek, Michelangelo plays and sings in various folk / traditional ensembles. He also leads Orchestre Royal Odradek, an occasional quintet that plays exclusively instruments built by Michelangelo himself out of found materials. His performance piece “Swept under the rug” was presented at the “Music in Galleries” and “Art Spin” festivals. His drawings appeared in a variety of publications on both sides of the Atlantic, most recently in The Walrus and The New York Times.

Andy Yue is a classically-trained pianist, visual artist and recording engineer who plays a wide range popular and unpopular musical styles on vintage electroacoustic and electronic keyboards and synthesizers. He is a composer for film and dance and has enjoyed the good fortune of performing with many well-known and unknown musical artists. Notable collaborations have included performances with William Parker, Hamid Drake, Fred Frith, John Oswald, Paul Dutton and Michael Snow. Andy is a member of the improvising trio ‘Odradek’ with Michelangelo Iaffaldano and James Bailey. This group is celebrating its tenth year of existence in 2013. Andy is also one half of ‘PWM’, a duo with Jonathan Adjemian in which both artists perform on vintage Korg MS-20 analog synthesizers. Their second album is being prepared for release this year. Another major project is the ‘Happenings’ trio with Jim Sexton and Mark Zurawinski. The trio is recording its debut in October of 2013. Andy also performs with psychedelic jam band The Starfires.

Michael Lynn’s improvisational skills are over the top even though he was born down under. He plays bass and several instruments made of pasta and is truly multi linguini. http://mikesimprovmusic.blogspot.ca/ – Upright Bass, electric basses, tambourine, clarinet, found objects. Played in the experimental playground of Brisbane Australia, now living in Toronto – bands – Taste of teeth, The Mondo Topless Quintet, Heart Juice, Earbeard, IMO, Tad, The Rose Water Supper Club, Rob Thornton Ensemble, CoexisDance and the eVoid Collective Orchestra.

Rick Sacks – Rick began freelancing in Manhattan performing with ensembles including The New Orchestra, Newband, The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble and The Composer’s Ensemble under such directors as Arthur Weisberg and Charles Wuorinen. After teaching for two years at Bennington College in Vermont (1979/80), Rick began traveling to Toronto to perform in the art-rock band KLO. He founded the PhenomeNONsemble which he used as a platform for his unique performance works mixing contemporary music practices with theatre techniques.Mr. Sacks also composes and creates sound designs for theatre and film. His work in children’s theatre has resulted in continuous performances throughout Europe and the US. In 1986 Mr. Sacks revised and Edited, for COLFRANC Music Publishing Corp., Edgard Varèse’s Hyperprism available through Boosey and Hawkes. Rick performs on film tracks, in modern dance works and with the contemporary and avant-garde groups Arraymusic, The Glass Orchestra, New Music Concerts, Ensemble Noir, Red Sky, Art of Time, The Evergreen Club Gamelan, and many others. He has toured extensively throughout Africa, Asia and Europe with these groups and has worked with such masters as Pierre Boulez, Henry Brant, George Crumb, Heinz Holliger, Mauricio Kagel, Helmut Lachenmann, Witold Lutoslawski, Terry Riley and James Tenney.

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