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PERFORMANCE: "The Nassau St. Sessions"

Glenda DelMonte, The WoodChopper's Association

Published: 2011-06-01

On April 6, 2010 the WoodChopper's Association led by Dave Clark met up with Cuban pianist Glenda Del Monte for a free improvisation intercultural collision. The Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice (ICASP), MCRI project at the University of Guelph as well as a City of Toronto INCUBATE grant supported the day-long event, which also produced an extended video interview with Dave Clark (with a short oral history of the Woodchoppers) and performance footage, all filmed by Steve Sladkowski (ICASP undergraduate research associate).

Featuring: Dave Clark, Blake Howard, Michael Herring, Ken McDonald, Lew Melville, Arnd Jugensen, Glenda DelMonte, Rebecca Hennessy, Nick Buligan, Julia Hambleton, Paul Newman, Jay Hay, Karen Ng, Scott Thomson, Susanna Hood and Daniel Fischlin.

All songs The WoodChopper's Association & Glenda DelMonte Copyright SOCAN 2010.
Recorded April 6-2010 by James Anderson @ 6 Nassau-Toronto.

Available Files

Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace