Club Zho presents the Montréal-based duo of Elizabeth Millar & Craig Pedersen ‘Sound of the Mountain’, who create freely improvised music using amplified trumpet and clarinet, exploring the intimate sounds of breath and resonance through their instruments. Joining them will be Orphans, a local trio of improvisers who work towards free jazz and noise interaction with a trio of trumpet, prepared drum kit & guitar. These artists will join forces with members of iMprov for another exhilarating collaboration exploring ideas workshopped with Pedersen.
~Sound of the Mountain
The Sound of the Mountain is Elizabeth Millar and Craig Pedersen. Playing amplified clarinet and trumpet, they fill rooms with sounds of breath, wind, wood and metal. Together, they create an intimate noise.
Craig Pedersen is trumpet player and experimental musician living in Montréal, Canada. Since 2011, Craig has released nine albums, ranging between composed material to improvisation, through jazz, free music, country, and klezmer, in a variety of ensembles. Recent highlights of this work have included collaborations and/or performances with Joe Morris, Jean Derome, Joane Hétu, Lori Freedman, Nicolas Caloia, Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh (Instant Places), and Mark Molnar (Kingdom Shore). His method book exploring extended techniques for the trumpet, Trumpet Sound Effects, was published by Berklee Press and Hal Leonard in November of 2014.
Elizabeth Millar is a clarinet player and improviser living in Montreal, Canada. With a background in klezmer music she is now active in improvised music in Montreal. She has studied with clarinetist Lori Freedman and saxophonist and vocalist Joane Hétu. She has performed across Canada with the theatrical folk-circus band Sapo. She choses to create and explore sonic spaces, developing an innovative and unorthodox approach to her instrument.
” An astringent tea for the ears.” – Philip Coombs (Free Jazz Blog)
“It’s consistently playful, imaginative work that’s somehow true to both the emotional directness of country music and the oblique abstraction of current improvisation, just not at the same time.” – Stuart Broomer (The WholeNote)
Currently based in Perth, Orphans is an experimental noise group focused on exploring a vast realm of musical possibilities through group improvisation. Ben Stacy on drums, Daniel O’Connor on trumpet and Domenic Barrett on guitar pool ideas to create a free and fluid continuum of spontaneous sound.