- TIM CROFTS with JONATHON WILCKE + CHRIS DADGE // TERRIBLE CRAYON // GEL NAILS
Friday, February 20, 2015
Blank Page Studio
1221 B Kensington Rd. NW
Tim Crofts is a true 21st Century pianist. Tim’s main focus is improvisation & new music. His musical style combines elements of 20th century classical music with free jazz improvisation and world music aesthetics. In performance, Tim explores the full sonic capabilities of the acoustic piano through extended techniques and a wide range of piano preparations. He is able to coax a variety of colour and extreme dynamic contrast through employing traditional and non-traditional techniques in tandem. Crofts also performs in electronic settings utilizing a variety of samplers, synthesizers and keyboards to create an even more extended palette of sounds and textures. All these stylistic elements are blended through free improvisation, and the pursuit of the sound of the moment.
In Halifax, Tim is active in both the performance and teaching of improvised music. He has been presented regularly by suddenlyLISTEN in concerts and on tour, with the Crofts/Adams/Pearse Trio. He has performed regularly with the Upstream Music Association and the Upstream Orchestra, including a 2013 performance at the 29th Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, in Quebec. Tim has also performed with Symphony Nova Scotia at the CNMN Forum, and in other concerts with such creative music luminaries as Jerry Granelli, Gerry Hemingway, Graham Collier, Evan Parker and Dave Douglas. In 2014 Tim released two recordings: his solo CD 8 Ball and Doorknob, and Literal Lateral with the Crofts/Adams/Pearse Trio and percussionist Gerry Hemingway.
https://soundcloud.com/ tim-crofts/sets/ 8-ball-doorknob
https://soundcloud.com/ suddenlylisten/ target-mover-from-literal?i n=suddenlylisten%2Fsets%2F suddenlylisten-highlights- 1
Tim will perform solo, and in configurations with Chris Dadge, Jonathon Wilcke, and Mark Fleischhaker.
Bug Incision and Tim Crofts would like to acknowledge the Canada Coucil for the Arts, who have generously supported Tim's Canadian tour.
Mark Fleischhaker's continually evolving solo vehicle usually is comprised of vocals (usually of the strangulated variety and heavily FX'ed), cassette recordings of childhood shenanigans, and Fleischhaker's expressively dramatic performance style. When not seen performing karaoke on Sunday nights, Fleischhaker can also be seen playing drums with his new project Norwegian Icebreaker, and previously masterminded Lord Something, a semi-improvised free metal trio with Scott Munro and Chris Dadge.
This will be the first time we've had the opportunity to present Gel Nails on a Bug Incision stage. Danny Milanese has been a sporadic but long running presence in Calgary, dating back to his sets at Discord as Ultra Bon Bon. With that act, he distinguished himself clearly from his contemporaries with his own brand of noise music, which veered more fully towards the psychedelic, and regularly displayed a deeper sense of dynamics and pacing. More info about Gel Nails can be found below:
- new releases available now:
- New releases in the bimm- 3" cdr series:
- Chris Dadge - Pith
- Benoit Hughes - Crescent Road
- Chris Dadge - Bin 15
- New releases in the bim- cdr series:
- Nilan Perera & Bent Spoon Duo - s/t
- Arrias/Munthe - Torso and Legs
- Midnighties - With Monty
- Scott Munro - Monty
- next volume of Christian Munthe duos (with Patrick Farmer)
- next volume of the Dan Meichel Archives (Chris Dadge Quartet Live At Beatniq)
scans of the Bug Incision presents programs from 2007-2009
- video archive