2015 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

 

8:00 am

Adrian JonesKim Regimbal

Adrian Jones (guitar) and Kim Regimbal (saxophone)

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 & principal instructor at the Adrian Jones Music School with locations in Elora and Kitchener.

www.adrianjones.org

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.

www.kimregimbal.com

9:40 am

Ed Ringwald

Ed Ringwald (dobro)

Ed Ringwald started his career back in the 1970s on The Ian Tyson Show on the CTV network, where he backed all the major artists of the time. He later toured and recorded with Gordon Lightfoot for 16 years. He also did studio work for many top Canadian country artists, as well as jingles and movie scores. Here’s a fun fact: in 1975 Ed was asked to do recording sessions with The Eagles in New York, but had to decline as he was busy in Toronto at Massey Hall performing with Lightfoot for 10 sold out shows. Ed is currently a member of the award-winning Western Swing Authority, a fantastic band made up of top studio players. (Some Fluxible attendees may remember WSA fiddler Shane Guse bringing down the house at Fluxible 2014 with his sizzling performance.) Just weeks ago Ed was honoured to win his 3rd Canadian Country Music Association Steel Player of the Year at the CCMAs in Halifax, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for him! Ed loves his hometown and has remained a Kitchener resident throughout his successful career. He’s proud to call the city his home. Also, Mark insists that you check out the Western Swing Authority at one of their regular appearances at the Commercial Tavern!

www.thewesternswingauthority.com

10:25 am

Stacey Guse

Stacey Guse (voice)

Stacey Lee began singing before she spoke. Naturally, her life has been grounded in the music business ever since. A highly accomplished session vocalist and live performer, Stacey Lee has been delighted to add creative touches on several world class stages, albums, radio and television themes and has worked with renowned producers David Foster, J. Richard Hutt, and Jason Barry. She has also had great success singing on remote sessions for producers and artists across the North America from the comfort of her own home studio. Most recently, she can be seen and heard as a featured member of Canada’s swing supergroup, The Western Swing Authority. With them she performs an eclectic mix of Western swing, jazz and traditional country standards along with 6 more of Canada’s finest musicians, including her husband, two time CCMA fiddle player of the year Shane Guse. Along with performing, she is thrilled to be engulfed in her sweetest project to date: raising a family with her husband and being a mom to two fabulous little girls.

www.thewesternswingauthority.com

10:30 am
Breaktime! Fuel up, caffeinate, mix & mingle.
11:15 am

Arun Pal

Arun Pal (keyboards + percussion)

Arun is a multi-instrumentalist performer, composer, producer and recording studio engineer. His unique skill set of being able to play piano, drums and sing at the same time is garnering attention from fans and his peers. Arun has performed thousands of shows, receiving rave reviews for the pure range of his voice, for his musicianship as a keyboardist, as a guitarist, for his drumming and percussion skills and for his diverse contributions as a composer. He is honoured to have worked with or opened for artists such as the late Matthew Osborne, snack!, Juno nominated artists Eccodek and Alysha Brilla, Rebecca Campbell, Order of Canada winner David Earle, Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo, Wilco), David Usher/Moist, The Skydiggers, The Latin Fusion Trio, Luke Doucet and Amanda Martinez.. Arun has played venues such as CTV’s Canada AM, Ontario Place, Center in the Square, Festival of Friends, Hillside Festival, The River Run Center, Nashville, Oakville Jazz Fest, Riverfest, The Black Sheep, Burlington Music Fest, The Canada Summer Games, Yonge and Dundas Square and performed for the Prime Minister’s National Campaign to mention a few. Arun has released/contributed to over 50 albums but is now shifting his focus to releasing his new music via video. His goal for 2015 is to perform and release a new collection of music and to bring his sensational live performance to a larger audience.

www.arunpalmusic.com

12:15 pm

Paul Chapman

Paul Chapman (guitar)

Paul Chapman began strumming a guitar at age 10. His first public performance was that same year in 1978 when he played for a school concert in Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island in Canada’s Arctic. The following year, after moving to Sudbury Ontario, he began flat picking bluegrass tunes by ear. He joined in many jam sessions at bluegrass festivals in Ontario and in the United States and at age 13 also took up the mandolin and joined his dad in a bluegrass band. Then it was on to the electric guitar. At age 16, Paul auditioned for a country band and got his first job playing electric guitar in bars in Sudbury, often doing his high school homework between sets. Soon he was also playing in his high school band and teaching guitar at a local music studio. By the time he was 21 he decided it was time to try his luck in the United States and moved to Los Angeles. Soon he arrived he was playing in the famous Palomino Club subbing for Jerry Donahue and was hired to be part of a touring band. It wasn’t long before he was recording for composer Jerry Fuller’s studio with some of LA’s most well known musicians. Paul spent 5 years in the US, recording and touring with different bands and developing his style of playing. When he returned to Canada Paul quickly found work with many of Canada’s most well-known recording studios He has recorded and performed for George Fox, Jason McCoy, Lace, Beverley Mahood, Julian Austin, Susan Aglukark, Lisa Brokop, Aaron Pritchett, Chris Cummings, Diane Chase, the Arrogant Worms, John Landry, Michelle Wright and the Wilkinsons and many others. Paul’s dazzling guitar work has been seen by audiences in every part of Canada as well as in Brazil and Australia. Also Australia, Germany, and Japan. This man gets around!

www.thewesternswingauthority.com

12:30 pm
Lunch (provided)

Sunday September 27, 2015

 

8:45 am

Half of Frog and HenryHalf of Frog and Henry

Frog & Henry (tuba and fiddle and guitar and drum and voice)

While most active recently in Canada as a two-man one-man-band using foot-controlled instruments to create the sound of a much larger ensemble, Frog & Henry was formed in New Orleans as an eight-piece street performing band in 2013 from members of the Loose Marbles, The Drunken Catfish Ramblers, Old Crow Medicine Show, and The Haret. Common iterations of the group now feature two members playing a foot-controlled tuba, a pedal-operated upright bass, and a device for playing cornet and guitar simultaneously behind vocals, clarinet, and trombone. The group contains at least two members and up to 8 or 10, depending on the availability and location of its members and the requirements of the venue, so that each show is different from the next.

www.frogandhenry.com

9:40 pm

Emily Kistemaker

Emily Kistemaker (violin)

Emily is 17 years old and lives in Guelph, Ontario, where she performs the violin as a soloist, with her sister in the Singing Strings, and in the Kitchener-Waterloo Youth Orchestra. She performed as a soloist with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra in 2011, and that same year she was selected to be one of 40 under 40 in the Guelph Mercury. You can find her and her sister performing at various events in the Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo areas. She has also won numerous awards for piano performances.

10:25 am

Kasia Czarski-Jachimowicz

Kasia Czarski-Jachimowicz (flute)

Kasia is a fifth year student at Laurier University finishing up her composition/improvisation degree. She began what has now been 11 years of flute playing with the Suzuki School of Music in her home town, Ottawa. Upon moving to Waterloo, Kasia has taken to performing with various bands and trying new things like UW’s Gamelan ensemble. At Laurier she studied privately with composers/improvisors Linda C. Smith, Glenn Buhr, Kathryn Ladano, and attended seminars led by Peter Hatch. She studied flute with Amy Hamilton and Kevin O’Donnell. Recently, Kasia won the NUMUS student improvisation competition and had the opportunity to perform with Adam Tindale and Colin Labadie. She also recently played a gig at the Inter Arts Matrix. She hopes to compose more and keep gaining ideas and experiencing new things!

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

Joe Sorbara

Joe Sorbara (percussion)

Joe Sorbara is a highly inventive drummer and percussionist with a penchant for coaxing music out of practically anything. Joe’s drum kit is regularly augmented with found and prepared materials which ensure that the sounds at his ready disposal are practically orchestral in scope. He combines these skills with an extraordinary time-feel that makes him one of the most swinging drummers in Canada when the music demands it of him. He is equally at home playing jazz standards, free improvised music, punk rock, and chamber music—but prefers to play them all at the same time. He leads The Imperative, a trio featuring Jay Hay and Karen Ng on tenor saxophones, and two large ensembles: the ten-piece Abakos and a ‘seven-or-more-tet’ known as Other Foot First. Each of these serve as uniquely challenging outlets for his inventive compositions. Elsewhere, Joe plays in Ken Aldcroft’s Convergence Ensemble, an improvising duo with Paul Dutton, the AIMToronto Orchestra, and Lullaby North, as well as in numerous ongoing and ad hoc collaborations with creative improvising musicians from all over. In addition to the above, he has recorded with Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton, Anna Siddall, the Remnants Trio, Ronda Rindone’s Quorum, Tom Arthurs and Bruce MacKinnon, Glen Hall, and Peter van Huffel. He can also be heard–alongside Tania Gill, Peter Lutek, and Scott Peterson–interpreting Mitchell Akiyama’s music for the score to David Hartt’s 2015 film, Interval. As an educator, Joe teaches at the University of Guelph where he works with young drummers in the applied music program as well as directing a large ensemble known as the CME. At home in Toronto, he teaches privately and through the Regent Park School of Music. He is also a stalwart creative music organizer, a founding Board member of AIMToronto, a member of the Somewhere There collective, and has been the director of the weekly Leftover Daylight Series since its inception in 2003.

www.ovalwindowmusic.org/joesorbara/

12:15 pm

David Jensenius

David Jensenius (laptop electronics)

David Jensenius is a composer who utilizes collage, phonography, and electronics to create sonically challenging listening experiences. David frequently collaborates, he is a member of SPURSE, a research and design collaborative that catalyzes critical issues into collective action, and a founder of the improvisational group Polish Club. Through a playful transformation of conceptual and material systems, David develops problems worth having, engaging across scales and complexities both human and nonhuman. David’s work has been exhibited throughout Canada and internationally. His most recent solo project, FoundSounds, is a mobile app and social network for finding, sharing, and collaging sounds, while his most recent collaboration, with Lauren Burr and Mark Prier, is HATengine, a tool for designing and building augmented reality sound games, sound walks, or locative sound installations.

www.foundsounds.me

www.hatengine.com

12:30 pm
Lunch (provided)
2:10 pm

Nicholas Russell

Nicholas Russell (guitar)

Nick is the type of person who likes to have his hands in many different cookie jars; notably, that of the guitarist, composer, music producer and stringed instrument maker. He works professionally somewhere within the crossroads of these disciplines. Nick holds an Honours Degree in Music and comprehensively studied classical harmony with composer Robert Mundinger. He has also studied the art of guitar-making with Master Luthier Sergei De Jonge, having designed and constructed a concert classical guitar under his tutelage. His musical style and knowledge spans genres, but his current exploration as a guitarist lie at the intersection of finger-style, jazz, folk, blues and classical music – with a healthy respect for groove and making the notes count. In recent years Nick has expanded his freelancing to include work as a composer (Dusk Dances Dance Festival, Arts Bournemouth University) and as a studio musician (Metalworks Studios, Escarpment Sound, Deschamps Studio). Numerous projects he has worked on have aired on national radio (CBC, Jazz FM, CFRU). Nick keeps busy with gigs, teaching, and composition contracts.

www.nicholasrussell.ca

2:55 pm

Sammy Duke

Sammy Duke (guitar and drum and pedals and voice)

Known for his “amazing and diversified talent” (Velvet Rope Magazine) and his “indomitable stage presence” (The Ontarion), young multi-instrumentalist Samuel “Sammy Duke” Dlugokecki has built a strong reputation as a reliable sideman in the Southern Ontario indie scene. In 2013, he began experimenting with a one-man-band configuration for “[h]is lyrically thoughtful…sound…similar to the soft voiced spiritual richness of Craig Cardiff and Bruce Cockburn, melded with the breathy vocals of late father-son songsmiths Tim and Jeff Buckley.” (Coral Andrews). He has since performed numerous times, intriguing audiences Canada-wide.

www.sammyduke.com

3:15 pm
Jamie Blacklock, Rob Dickie, & Ian Colquhoun (bagpipes)

Jamie Blacklock is a former World Pipe band Champion , having played with some of the top Bands in North America . Jamie, born in Canada and lives in Orangeville with his wife and two boys who are both actively following in their dad’s footsteps although with snare. He has been piping for 33 years with a solid solo career in piping and is very active with the Grand Celtic pipe band along with all aspects of music and teaching.

Rob Dickie , a Canadian and North American Champion born in Glasgow Scotland came as a child to Guelph where he played with various top level various pipe bands. He tyoo has also been a top solo player. Robbie is currently playing with Grand Celtic as Pipe sergeant and helps with teaching. He is a construction worker mainly cement, loves to travel has wife 2 daughters and 5 grandkids.

Ian Colquhoun, a former North American Champion has been piping since 1993. And has a successful piping career both here and in the US. He has two young boys and lives in Georgetown and works at Sheridan College.

3:15pm
It’s a wrap!