DESTROY MONTREAL + DESTROY VANCOUVER X
SAT JUNE 22, 8.30 PM (EDT)
Co-presented with Suoni Per Il Popolo
@ Casa del Popolo (4873 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal)
WILLIAM HOOKER QUARTET +
TOTEMS & ALEXANDER MOSKOS +
WILLIAM HOOKER QUARTET
William Hooker, Legendary Jazz Drummer is joined by Vancouver Drummer / Sound Artist John Brennan on drums/electronics and Montreal locals Josh Zubot on Violin and Ellwood Epps on Trumpet. This project is an on going concept that Brennan & Hooker started June 2013 at the Vancouver Jazz Festival which consists of selecting new performers to participate in a multi-phase free form composition.
TOTEMS/ ALEXANDER MOSKOS
Totems, a head bending noise and drum duo conceived in Montreal 2010 out of the trio “Chanson d’amours” play with Aids Wolf/Drainolith master Alexander Moskos for a one off special performance.
Tired are veterans of Montreal and Toronto’s forward thinking music community. Minted in 2012, Tired is the first real honest rock qua rock band these musicians have played in for moons. Brian Seeger, Josh Bastien, Jon Shapiro & Jesse Hicks make up this ripped hell made sound.
DESTROY VANCOUVER X
SAT JUNE 28, 10.30PM (PST)
Co-presented with Coastal Jazz & Blues Society
@ Ironwoks (235 Alexander St, Vancouver)
NATE WOOLEY moved to New York in 2001, and has since become one of the most in-demand trumpet players in the burgeoning Brooklyn jazz, improv, noise, and new music scenes. He has performed regularly with such icons as John Zorn, Thurston Moore, Anthony Braxton, Eliane Radigue, Ken Vandermark, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, and Yoshi Wada, as well as being a collaborator with Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh, Peter Evans, and Mary Halvorson.
Along with Peter Evans and Greg Kelley, Wooley is considered one of the leading lights of the American movement to redefine the physical boundaries of the horn, as well as demolishing the way trumpet is perceived in a historical context still overshadowed by Louis Armstrong. A combination of vocalization, extreme extended technique, noise and drone aesthetics, amplification and feedback, and compositional rigor has led one reviewer to call his solo recordings “exquisitely hostile”.
DJ OLIVE is an American disc jockey and turntablist. He is known for producing music generally in the electronic genre, with strong influences of dub, and free improvisation styles. DJ Olive is a member of We, Lunchbox and Liminal. He has also collaborated with Kim Gordon, Ikue Mori, William Hooker, Zeena Parkins, Uri Caine, Medeski Martin and Wood, Dave Douglas, and various others.