Paul Plimley in concert Oct. 26, 2014
subText at the Open Waters Festival
Sanctuary at Open Waters Festival 2014
Victoriaville, 2013
Upstream Orchestra at Musique Actuelle, Victoriaville, May 2013
Mother of Girl at Open Waters Festival 2014

Performances & workshops

Paul Plimley in Concert

Lillian Piercey Hall at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. 6199 Chebucto Rd Halifax
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
$20 Adults, $15 Students and Seniors

 

Upstream Music is proud to present Vancouver’s Paul Plimley, a multi-musician  who  has achieved an international reputation as a master pianist and composer. Upstream presents this accomplished musician for one night only in Halifax on Oct. 26th. at the Lillian Piercy Hall at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts.

Upstream's concert with Paul Plimley will feature his compositions

adapted for the ensemble A Love Upstream as well as a trio performing with Paul which includes guitarist Arthur Bull and Paul Cram on saxophone.

“Paul Plimley has followed the paths of the greats like Cecil Taylor (USA) and Al Neil (Vancouver). Paul Plimley and I are colleagues still, who built bands together in Vancouver in the seventies. The NOW QUINTET and the NOW ORCHESTRA are leading organizations fostering improvisation and composition parallel to the Upstream Music Association. I look forward to bringing our coasts together” Paul Cram, Artistic Director of Upstream Music   

Since the mid 1970's Paul Plimley has been actively developing his music out of the continuum of American and European music traditions. He has played and toured with many great improvisers in jazz and new music from around the globe. Plimley has released over 30 CDs, LPs and TV music documentaries, which have been well received by many who show a passion for music beyond disco. His hundreds of compositions cover all media: orchestra, jazz bands, solo piano/marimba/guitar excursions, CD ROM, electronic music, music for modern dance, and movie soundtracks. He has developed his music to a high degree performing on piano, guitar, and the marimba/ vibraphone.

As well as being a ping pong enthusiast and Finnegans Wake scholar, Paul has been known to groove in sunny warm weather in a variety of intriguing disguises. He takes comedy very seriously and has difficulty spelling the word trajedy. And he is always ready to remind us that music generates heat. "The present day composer refuses to die!" Hotcha!!

“I look forward to rehearsing and co-creating music and text works with Upstream for our October concert. We will be presenting a variety of moods, colors and interactivity with this nine piece ensemble and the spoken word.” Paul Plimley, visiting artist.

Paul Plimley with A Love Upstream performs on Sunday October 26 at 8:00 PM at the Lilian Piercey Hall at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts.6199 Chebucto Rd Halifax

The “A Love Upstream” ensemble consists of  Dave Burton on drums, Danny Parker on Bass, Paul Cram, tenor sax/clarinet, Dawn Hatfield on baritone saxophone/flute, Rick Waychesko on trumpet, Rosanna Burrill on violin, Jeff Torbert on guitar and Jeff Reilly on bass clarinet.

Upstream Music Association is supported by The Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, The Nova Scotia Department of Culture, Communities and Heritage. Halifax Regional Municipality, SOCAN, etc. Press and the Craig Foundation.

http://www.noworchestra.com/podcast/interview-paul-plimley-part-1

Open Waters Festival of new and improvised music

Dalhousie Arts Centre and Atlantica Hotel
Friday, January 9, 2015 (Time TBA) to Saturday, January 10, 2015 (Time TBA)
Festival pass $40.00. Single entrance either night $20. Upstream membership discount $5.00

The Open Waters Festival 2015 is a concert series of new and improvised music . This year's Festival  will take place at the Dunn Theatre with the support of The Fountain School of Performing Arts. Friday night and Saturday afternoon will featiure artist's from around Atlantic Canada. On Saturday afternoon a Symposium on global improvisation will take place at the Dal Arts Centree. On Saturday night the festival moves to the Atlantica Hotel for jazz inspired improvisation.