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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 is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.