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Festival: Open Waters Festival, Halifax NS

January 9, 2015 - January 10, 2015

On January 9 and 10 in Halifax, the Upstream Music Association presented the Open Waters Festival of New and Improvised Music, featuring two days of creative ensembles mixing experimental, jazz and classical genres from Atlantic Canada as well as visiting artists from Quebec, Newfoundland and New York City. Bookended by Symphony Nova Scotia concerts with world premieres by Montreal’s Tim Brady and Halifax’s Jerome Blais, the festival was staged at the Dalhousie Arts Centre and the Atlantica Hotel. Featured were prepared pianist Tim Crofts, Norm Adams and Ellen Waterman (IICSI Memorial) in duo, the Subscription Opus duo of Chris Tonelli (IICSI Memorial) and Mack Furlong (interpreting the mail art scores of Jude Weirmeir), Steven Naylor and Jeff Reilly, the quartet Night Coast Music, the Dalhousie New Music Workshop, bassist Lukas Pearse, the Les Mécaniques de Nuit duo featuring James Southcott violin and Howard Beye viola, Joe McPhee as a special guest with the ensemble Free Delivery (Rick Waychesko, Dave Burton, Danny Martin and Paul Cram), duo Not the Music with Philippe Lauzier and Éric Normand, and Jamie Gatti’s Riot Squad with Chris Mitchell, Rick Waychesko, Geordie Haley and David Burton. Saturday afternoon featured an Improvisation Talk Back workshop, presented as a joint initiative of Upstream Music, the Guelph Jazz Festival and IICSI.

Open Waters Festival poster

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Start:
January 9, 2015
End:
January 10, 2015

Venue

Unnamed Venue
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada + Google Map
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