Tuesday, September 9, 2008


This Sunday, 14 September, marks both the first birthday of and the two-hundredth show at ST -- it's been a relentlessly extraordinary year, as regular readers and attendees will know. There will be two events that night -- at 6pm and 8pm; see below -- so please come for one or both if you're within earshot. Come also for cake and dancing.

Sunday 14 September, 6pm matinée, $6

The Rent plays the music of Steve Lacy:

Kyle Brenders (soprano saxophone)
Susanna Hood (voice)
Scott Thomson (trombone)
Wes Neal (double bass)
Brandon Valdivia (drums)

They play Steve Lacy songs with texts by Robert Creeley, Blaise Cendrars, Galway Kinnell, Lew Welch, Ryokan, Lao-Tzu, etc.

Sunday 14 September, 8pm, $6

The NOW Series:

8pm: Tiina Kiik, accordion; Jaron Freeman-Fox, violin.

Accordionist Tiina Kiik is equally at home in classical, folk and improvised music. She has worked with the Polka Dogs, Arcana Ensemble, David Mott, Lori Freedman and John Oswald among others.

Jaron Freeman-Fox is a contemporary violinist from the depths of western B.C. recently returned from long-term study of Carnatic music in South India. Jaron has studied and improvised in many styles of eastern and western folk, jazz and new music, and has collaborated with several respected artists such as T.V. Gopalakrishnan, Tanya Tagaq and Anupam Shakobar.

9pm: Dreamstate (Scott M2 + Jamie Todd, assorted electronics) with special guest Maurizio Guarini, analog synth.

Electronic artists dreamSTATE (Scott M2 + Jamie Todd) are best known for their ambient installations, live soundscape performances and curating THE AMBiENT PiNG performance series since 2000.

Tonight they are joined by ace prog rock/fusion keyboard player Maurizio Guarini, of Goblin fame.

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