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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

...partly because I know that’s the only way that we could solve a creative problem [using improvisation with children ranging in abilities] and what doesn’t work is trying to impose a template on the students who are not able to respond to that template.

– Pauline Oliveros (in working with Abilities First)