Performances

UPSTREAM 2011/12 SEASON

 

UpStream Music Association
composition-performance-improvisation-ecstatic equilibrium

 2011-2012 SEASON
PERFORMANCES

BENGHAZI SAX REDUX
October 2nd 8 pm $20/$15
1313 Hollis Stree
with Chris Mitchell/soprano sax, Kenny MacKay/alto sax, Paul Cram/tenor sax and Dawn Hatfield/baritone sax

 


STARRY NIGHTS NAVIGATES HALIFAX
Nov 5th and 6th
2 shows nightly - 7pm to 8pm & 9pm to 10pm 
Each performance $10
at the door
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower water Street Halifax

Starry Nights is an 11 piece multi-media ensemble incorporating
Contemporary music composition, improvisation, spoken word, vocals
video processing and dance.
Sahauntay Grant - spoken word poet/vocalist, Tena Palmer - vocalist, Paul Cram - leader, composer, tenor sax/clarinet,
Geordie Haley - guitar, Arthur Bull - guitar,harmonica, Danny Parker - bass, Doug Cameron - drums, Dawn Hatfield - baritone sax/ flute, Tim Crofts - keyboards and Susanne Choi - dancer
Lukas Pearse - video processing

 

 

 

OPEN WATERS FESTIVAL

 

SHOWCASES ATLANTIC CANADA
January 10th and 11th
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Presenting A BROAD SPECTRUM OF NEW ENSEMBLES

 

from  ATLANTIC CANADA featuring:

 

Starry Nights , Aperture Trio, suddenlyLISTEN, sub:text, Zokugaku,

 

,Sanctuary, Spanner (Nfld,), Motion (NB), Paul Cram Trio, Janice Jackson TBA

 

 

 

A LOVE UPSTREAM NONET
featuring Toronto guest composer/saxophonist

 

KYLE BRENDERS (Toronto)
 March 3rd St Matthew’s Church $25/20

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS

HALIFAX IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA
Monday evenings 7 to 9 pm commencing
Oct 24th (Nov 7th/24th) through to Dec 5th
at 1313 Hollis St. Donations Welcome
 
Improvisers  please indicate interest at : (902) 461-1232 or info@upstreammusic.org

COMPOSER/PERFORMER WORKSHOPS AT DAL MUSIC
Composition/Improvisation/Conduction
At Dahousie Arts Centre 121 2 p
m tp 5 pm Room 121 Donations Welcome

Composer/performers please indicate interest at : (902) 461-1232 or info@upstreammusic.org

 

 

 

 

 

The Frost Byte Winter-music Mini-fest

The Frost Byte

Winter-music Mini-fest

Fri/Sat, January 19th & 20th, 2007

@ The Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia
featuring internationally renowned American improvising violinist:

Malcolm Goldstein

with visiting artists Montreal guitarist Rainer Weins and Toronto's Ken Aldcroft Convergence and core members of Halifax's Upstream Orchestra.

The Frost Byte WInter-music Mini-fest is presented by Upstream Music Association in association with the Dalhousie Music Department. Positioned during the academic year, its mandate is to treat music students, musicians and the listening public to a shot of white-hot musicality within the warmth of the Dalhousie Arts Centre in January.

Friday, January 19th, 8 pm $20/$15

Sir James Dunn Theatre

Ken Aldcroft Convergence (T.O.) & Wiens/Goldstein Duo (Montreal)

 

Saturday, January 2Oth, 3 pm $15/$12

MacAloney Room/Rm 406

Sounding the Full Circle with speaker Malcolm Goldstein

Saturday, January 20th, 8 pm $20/$15

Sir James Dunn Theatre

Music of Malcolm Goldstein directed by violinist/Malcolm Goldstein

with Rainer Wiens/guitar, Ken Aldcroft/guitar, Evan Shaw/alto sax, Scott Thomson/trombone, Wes Neal/contrabass.Joe Sorbara/drums, Paul Cram /tenor sax/clarinet, Daniel Oore/ sopanino/soprano sax, Lukas Pearse/contrabass

Sounding The Full Circle
- Concerning music improvisation and other related matters

Collecting the thoughts and perceptions that have evolved from his past twenty-five years of music making and observation of the natural world, Malcolm Goldstein offers a very particular view of improvisation: "the musician as one centered in the process of discovery, unfolding moment to moment, that is realized in the gesture of enactment/sounding." Through articles, previously published in various periodicals, interspersed and embellished with excerpts from journals, interviews, letters, and music scores, the author touches on social, political, educational, aesthetic and economic considerations as he explores the "expression of the wholeness of our humanity."

http://www.philmultic.com/artists/goldstein/

WINTER SUMMIT

2010 Winter Summit:

Canadian New Music Network Conference #4
Partnering Diversities:
Featuring keynote speaker George Lewis
http://www.newmusicnetwork.ca/accueil.e/
for info and sign up.
Sir James Dunn Theatre - Dalhousie U. Arts Centre/6101 University Ave

January 7th and 8th - 9 am to 4 pm
&
21st Century Music Concerts
Tickets for each event:$20/$15/$10
All 3 concerts: $45/$33/#21
Call ntre Box Office to reserve:
http://artscentre.dal.ca/box.html
Phone: Box Office: (902) 494-3820 or (toll free) 1 800 874-1669

 New Music for a New Year!
Thursday January 7th 7:30 pm

Halifax Calling!!
Fri. Jan. 8th  7:30 pm


Away all Boats!!!
Sat. Jan. 9th  7:30 pm


2009 Winter Summit

Events:

CONCERT - A Love Upstream featuring Lori Freedman - World Premieres of new compositions by guest clarinetist Freedman, A Love Upstream's Paul Cram amd Lukas Pearse and Dalhousie Music student Alice Hanson, as well as works by Jeff Reilly (Klangfarben Waltz), Frederic Rzewski (Les Moutons de Panurges), John Woolrich (A Frank Exchange for Frank Zappa) and John Zorn (Cobra).

2 performances Friday/January 9th and Saturday/January 10th - Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre 6101 University Avenu, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Doors - 7:15 PM Artist Talk w/ Lori Freedman and Upstream composers - 7:30 PM Performances - 8:00 PM Tickets $10 advance/$15 at the door/students free with rush seating

IMPROV w/Lori WORKSHOP with Lori Freedman - Wednesday, January 7, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Sir James Dunn Theatre. This is a public workshop. Performers at all levels interested in techniques and organization of free improvisation are invited to participate (bring your instrument). Participants $20 /free for Dalhousie Music students/Auditors $10.

STATE OF THE ART - Panel discussion with Lori Freedman, Lukas Pearse and others - January 10th - 3 pm to 5 pm Room 406 - Dalhousie Art Centre - free admission . A discussion session focussing on the state of contemporary improvised and composed music: latest currents, challenges and opportunities. Free Admission. Audience participation is encouraged.

A Love Upstream is Upstream Music's current houseband. It is: Rick Waychesko – trumpet, Jeff Reilly – bass clarinet/clarinet/conduction, Paul Cram - tenor sax/clarinet/conduction, Dawn Hatfield – baritone and alto saxes/flute, Lee Park – violin, Lukas Pearse – contrabass/electric bass/electronics, Jeff Torbert – guitar/electronics, David Burton/drums. Erin Costelo - piano/conduction


 

UPSTREAM 2011/12 SEASON

2011-2012 SEASON

Starry Nights' Listening Party 1 from upstream music on Vimeo.

Starry Nights
Navigates Halifax
 Sunday Nov 6th 
7 pm and 9 pm  - Maritime Museum of the Atlantic 
Tickets $10 for each show. 

Open Waters Festival Showcase
January 10th to 15th 8 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Admission TBA

A Love Upstream with guests
early March date TBA

COMING THIS FALL
Composer/Performer Workshop
Composition/Improvisation/Conduction
Curious musicians please indicate interest at :
info@upstreammusic.org
Every other Monday evening comencing Oct 24th (Nov 7th/24th) through to Dec 5th
7:00 to 9:00 pm at 1313 Hollis St.

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