May 18, 2019
damn magpies performs at The Sewing Machine Factory
damn magpies is Allison on saxophone; Mark Segger, percussion; Chenoa Anderson, flutes; Scott Smallwood, found oddities & electro; Jane Berry, voice; Ian Crutchley, odd foundities
SubArctic is a monthly experimental concert series pairing dancers, musicians, text, and visual artists in a totally improvised context. Co-curating with dancer Jen Mesch and hosted by Mile Zero Dance in Edmonton, our first season welcomed over 50 artists to the stage.
I am the current President of New Music Edmonton, a concert society producing events based around contemporary sonic arts. In 2015 NME celebrated its 30th anniversary and 5th anniversary of its annual festival, Now Hear This.
Curto-Circuito is a series of summer workshops, masterclasses, and concerts for young composers at the Universities of São Paulo and Campinas, co-created with composer André Mestre. From these courses and collaborations, our first year produced 13 world premieres of student works and 3 premieres of professors’ works. In 2015 Curto-Circuito expanded with the addition of pianist, Roger Admiral. Maintaining our “music laboratory” where composers are free to explore the limits of the saxophone and the piano either in duet or solo, composers were challenged to improvise and work “in real time” with sound.