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Not The Music feat. Joe McPhee + Mercury Duo

Concert

The Music Gallery presents
Not The Music feat. Joe McPhee + Mercury Duo

With their gentle noise and fractured linearity, Not The Music, Rimouski improviser Éric Normand and Montreal counterpart Philippe Lauzier create a sound environment that is contemplative yet rough in texture. They’ve invited iconic American saxophonist Joe McPhee to join them for this very special date. McPhee’s career spans nearly fifty years of explorative sound from his early work influenced by Albert Ayler to more spacious free improvising over the last several decades. 

The Mercury Duo sees two Montreal improvisers return to the Music Gallery – Lori Freedman, clarinet, and Nicolas Caloia, double bass. The duo has been performing and recording since 2002. Following a shift from a completely free direction, their most recent initiative is to build a body of works from which various programmes of written and improvised music. Their first outing down this path will be a selection of pieces by Pierre-Yves Martel, Rainer Weins, Martin Arnold, Malcolm Goldstein, Nicolas Caloia and Lori Freedman. 

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