2014 Festival of Interstitial Music

This year’s Festival was once again concurrent to Fluxible in time and space, which made for some wonderful juxtapositions. Here are the artists who performed.

Saturday September 26, 2015

9:40 am

Andy Dolgin

Andy Dolgin (trombone)

Andy Dolgin is a senior student at Wilfrid Laurier University currently finishing his BMus with a specialization in Composition and Improvisation. He has played with many groups and in many genres in the last ten years, ranging from Reggae to Avant Garde Folk. Andy has also had his music played in various places such as the Jazz Room, the Button Factory, and the Kitchener/Waterloo Chamber Music Society among other venues around the KW area.

10:25 am

Colin Labadie

Colin Labadie (guitar)

Colin Labadie is a Waterloo based composer and performer whose output includes concert works, sound art, improvisation, and interdisciplinary collaboration. His wide rage of influences inspires him to create music ranging from austere and pattern-oriented to spastic and loud. He often uses machines to realize his work, and has built or modified many electronic instruments that emit odd noises he finds interesting. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Composition from the University of Alberta with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and The Canada Council for the Arts.

10:30 am
Breaktime! Fuel up, caffeinate, mix & mingle.
12:00 pm

Kim Regimbal

Kim Regimbal (sax, flute, bass)

For the past 20 years, Kim Regimbal has performed over 1000 shows in parks, pubs, festivals, on tv and at private and business functions across South western Ontario. The majority of those concerts were with his all original band snack!, his cover band The Realtors, or as an acoustic duo with partner Adrian Jones. As a performer, Kim is known as the layer man, laying down anything including ambient flute lines, punchy baritone sax grooves, aggressive alto sax solos and djembe and conga jams, although he has been known to write songs with a guitar, compose pieces for wind ensemble, and even conduct and arrange for choirs. Kim completed his Honours Bachelor of Music degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, his Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Western Ontario, and his Honours Specialist in Music from Queens University. He is currently teaching grade 7 & 8 music for the Waterloo Region District School Board.

Kim on the web: www.kimregimbal.com

12:15 pm

Steve Wood

Steve Wood (pedal steel guitar)

Steve Wood set aside everything he was doing musically in about 2004 and sat down at the pedal steel guitar. Studying under many great steel guitarists in Ontario and in Nashville, he attempts to blend early swing and classic country influences with newer rock and folk ideas. Now a passion and a way to pay some of the smaller and less urgent bills, Steve performs and records with Steve Parkinson and The Stony Lonesome, Lori Yates and The Drugstore Cowboys, Shannon Lyon, and many more.

Steve on Twitter: @cedarwoodsie

12:30 pm
Lunch (provided)
6:00 pm

Kathryn LadanoRich Burrows

Kathryn Ladano & Richard Burrows (bass clarinet & percussion)

Kathryn Ladano is one of Canada’s premiere bass clarinetists. She is a specialist of contemporary music and free improvisation and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across Canada and abroad. Kathryn is currently the bass clarinet instructor as the University of Waterloo, the co-Director of ICE (Improvisation Concerts Ensemble) at Wilfrid Laurier University, the Associate Director of the East-West Music Series at Conrad Grebel University College, and the artistic director of NUMUS’ MIX Music Series. Kathryn’s debut CD “Open” was released in September, 2010 and was made possible by a grant from the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund. Kathryn is currently pursuing her PhD at York University under the direction of Casey Sokol.

 

Richard Burrows has had a substantial career throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Having earned two Master’s degrees from the University of Toronto, Richard has honed his craft to create a unique approach in both education and performance. An avid educator, Richard has adjudicated and facilitated masterclasses with a specialization in improvisation. As an active freelance musician within his community and beyond, he has organized numerous events under the auspices of Open Ears Festival, was a principle cast member of ScrapArtsMusic and is a founding member of TorQ Percussion Quartet . With TorQ, he has performed throughout Canada, USA, Germany and competed as the sole Canadian percussion quartet for the International Percussion Ensemble Competition in Luxembourg, EU. In 2009 and 2011, TorQ worked alongside famed Canadian composer Christos Hatzis as the ensemble-in-residence for the class “Composition for Percussion” at the University of Toronto. TorQ’s involvement with the class produced over 30 new works for percussion literature per year. TorQ has released two albums under the label Bedoint Records and in 2009 was the recipient of Best Emerging Performing Arts Group from the Mississauga Arts Council. Richard endorses Yamaha Canada Music, Innovative Percussion, Dream cymbals and gongs, and Black Swamp Percussion.

Kathryn on the web: www.kathrynladano.com

Richard on the web: www.torqpercussion.ca

Sunday September 14, 2014

8:45 am

Silvia Dee and the Boyfriend

Silvia Dee and the Boyfriend (accordian and guitar and voice)

Silvia Dee and the Boyfriend have fun showcasing a variety of styles including blues, swing, cajun, folk and even tango. The band eased on down the road from the waterstreet blues band:
Silvia Dee (keys, accordion, vocals) and Boyfriend Number One, Rob Deyman (guitar(s), mandolin, banjo, vocals.) Sometimes they add more boyfriends and girlfriends for your noisier occasions.

On the web: www.facebook.com/silviadeeandtheboyfriends

9:40 pm

Shane Guse

Shane Guse (fiddle)

Two time CCMA Fiddle Player of the Year Shane Guse is a top call musician on stage, radio, television, studio and beyond. Most recently Shane can be seen performing with several Canadian Country artists including multiple JUNO, CCMA and ECMA award winner George Canyon, JUNO and CCMA winners Dean Brody, Jason McCoy, Jason Blaine and Deric Ruttan, and has performed with pop superstars Richard Marx and Colin James. His Recording credits include these names and many others and Shane can be heard on numerous award winning albums and singles. Shane is the Canadian Country Music Association Fiddle Player of the Year for 2010 and 2011 and has several other nominations to his credit for fiddle and mandolin. He is also the founding member and leader of Canadian roots super group The Western Swing Authority. The group is comprised of some of Canada’s top studio and touring musicians, whose critically acclaimed album is enjoying airplay all around the world.

Shane’s band, The Western Swing Authority: www.thewesternswingauthority.com

10:25 am

Adrian Jones

Adrian Jones (guitar)

Adrian Jones is a multi-instrumentalist performer, teacher and songwriter / composer based out of Kitchener. His various projects have found him performing on bills with a diverse collection of acts such as Ed Bickert, The Rheostatics, Feist, Fred Eaglesmith, Jeff Healey, The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Broken Social Scene, Jack Soul, Zeus and many more. His music is just as diverse, blending worldbeat elements and a classical sensitivity to his songs.

Adrian has released 3 CDs and a live DVD with worldbeat jamband SNACK!, an EP and full-length album with duo partner Kim Regimbal and 2 solo acoustic EPs.

Adrian is the owner & principle instructor at the Adrian Jones Music School with locations in Elora and Kitchener.

Adrian on the web: www.adrianjones.org

10:30 am
Breaktime! Fuel up, caffeinate, mix & mingle.
11:40 am

Mark Norris

Mark Norris (cello)

Mark Norris is a Kitchener-based cellist and private teacher. His students have won many scholarships and awards in the region; several have gone on to make music their career. His studio is located at The Beckett School, in a renovated factory space steps away from the historic Tannery buildings. He has been helping children, teens, and adults realize their musical potential at the school since 1991. Mark is active locally as a freelance orchestral musician and soloist, and is a founding member of the Amarone String Quartet.

12:15 pm

Michael Borkovic

Michael Borkovic (baritone sax)

Michael Borkovic is a senior student at Wilfrid Laurier University and is following his degree in music education with a second degree in composition and improvisation. He has spent the last year performing in various venues around Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph including Hillside Festival, The Jazz Room, The Button Factory and café’s and coffee houses. Michael draws on extended techniques extensively in his performances in an attempt to not only detach the saxophone from it’s conventional role in jazz music but also its role as a melodic instrument. By allowing the saxophone to react naturally to changes in his throat and body during the performance, he introduces the element of chance in his improvisations creating unique sonic textures and atmospheres.

12:30 pm
Lunch (provided)
2:00 pm

Daniella Kistemaker

Daniella Kistemaker (harp)

Daniella is 15 years old and lives in Guelph, Ontario, where she performs the harp as a soloist, with her sister in the Singing Strings, and in the Kitchener-Waterloo Youth Orchestra. She was selected to be one of 40 under 40 in the Guelph Mercury when she was only eleven. At her local Kiwanis Music Festival, she has performed three times at the highlights concert and won various scholarships. This year, she won the provincials for Grade 10 harp. She has also won two gold medals for different RCM levels and performed at Koerner Hall. You can find her and her sister performing at various events in the Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo areas. The harp isn’t her only musical pursuit. She has also won numerous awards for piano performances and she enjoys composing and improvising. Daniella performed Fire Dance, by David Watkins

2:30 pm
It’s a wrap!