Tim Crofts at the piano. Open Waters 2015
Joe McPhee with Free Delivery featured at Open Waters 2015
subText at the Open Waters Festival 2014
Paul Plimley in concert Oct. 26, 2014
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

Nic Caloia with the Upstream Ensemble

Halifax Music Co-op 2170 Barrington St. Halifax
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
$20 and $15

Upstream Music Association presents the music of Montreal composer Nicholas Caloia in Halifax NS on October 30th 2015.   The music will be performed by the Upstream Ensemble – A Love Upstream, our nonet comprised of experienced performers of both written and improvised music.  


The performance will take place at the Halifax Music Co-Op, a new venue which features excellent acoustics and has a laudable mandate of hosting diverse musics and music educational opportunities in an accessible environment.  


The members of the Upstream Ensemble – A Love Upstream,  are all professional musicians who represent a variety of traditions, who hold in common a respect for traditional notation with a willingness to explore innovative approaches to composition and a fearless approach to improvisation. The Upstream nonet includes Rosanna Burrill, Dave Burton, Jackson Fairfax-Perry, Dawn Hatfield, Steven Naylor, Lukas Pearse, Jeff Reilly, Jeff Torbert and Rick Waychesko.


Caloia's Ratchet Orchestra has long held many parallels to the priorities of the Upstream Music Association in that it explores the creative challenges of written composition for improving musicians, valuing the tradition of music literacy and the role of the composer while at the same time honouring and indeed requiring the individual artistic voices of the performers.  


Nic Caloia workhop

Halifax Music Co-op 2170 Barrington St. Halifax
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

An open workshop for professional musicians, emerging artists and students.