The Organ Grinder's Gazette

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Ken is gone

I am greatly saddened to learn of the death of my friend and fellow improviser Ken Aldcroft. It's difficult to believe that the vibrant and ever jovial, joyful man that I just played music with a few weeks ago is suddenly gone. It is a great loss.

Michael Lynn has created a page gathering together many of Ken's performances. It is one of many tributes I expect to see as news of Ken's passing spreads -

http://audiopollination.ca/ken-aldcroft-at-audiopollination/

 - W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

new vids

Two new videos on my Youtube channel:

Some excerpts from the very first public appearance of The Bim Prongs, way back in 2015



And a new short, experimental film/video work (based on some analog video I shot in the 90s)



- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Guitar Symposium broadcasts

The entire series of concerts which accompanied Ken Aldcroft's "Teaching Creative Jazz and Improvising Guitar Symposium" was broadcast live on CFRU, Guelph and is now available in their archive for online listening. Four nights of stellar improvising featuring guitarists Ken Aldcroft, Jared Burrows, Janet Feder, Ava Mendoza, and Sam Shalabi with special guest improvisers Ben Grossman (hurdy gurdy), Kathryn Ladano (bass clarinet), Jonathan Adjemian (analog synth), Emily Denison (trumpet), Joe Sorbara (drums/percussion), William Davison (sound making objects), Michael Lynn (double bass), and Karen Ng (alto sax). My participation in the series occurred on Sunday, Aug. 14th but please check out the entire series. If you have the time, I think it's well worth it!

http://cfru.ca/recordings/292

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Thursday, August 4, 2016

upcoming performances

Several shows coming up in the next couple of weeks:


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I plan to show something new at this open screening...probably, maybe...

Pleasure Dome BBQ and Open Screening
Saturday August 6, Free!
BBQ 6:30 PM
Open Screening 8 PM
@ CineCycle, 129 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

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AUDIOPOLLINATION #45.1
Sun., Aug. 7th, 8 - 10pm
Array Space
155 Walnut Ave., Toronto

Audiopollination in association with array space and somewhere there presents a night of improv music featuring Sandy Ewen (USA)

1. Sandy Ewen (guitar) / Andrew Furlong (bass) and Olya Glotka (movement)
2. Sandy Ewen (guitar) / William Davison (various) / Alan Bloor (violin and metal) and Michael Lynn (bass)
3. Sandy Ewen solo guitar

Sandy Ewen: an improvising guitar player based in Houston. Recordings out with Jaap Blonk, Weasel Walter, Tom Carter, Henry Kaiser and played in small ensembles with Lydia Lunch, Roscoe Mitchell, Maggie Nichols and others.
bandcamp: https://sandyewen.bandcamp.com/

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Carousel Paper Roadshow - London Edition

Thursday, August 11, 7PM - 10PM
@ Brown and Dickson Bookstore
211 King Street, London, Ontario

READERS/PERFORMERS for the evening include: Jim Johnstone, William Davison, Blair Trewartha — featuring poetry readings, a comic strip slide show, short stories, and an experimental music/sound performance! Hosted by CAROUSEL editor / 4PANEL curator Mark Laliberte

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Carousel Paper Roadshow - Windsor Edition

Friday, August 12, 7PM - 10PM
@ Common Ground Art Gallery
3277 Sandwich St., Windsor, Ontario

READERS/PERFORMERS for the evening include: Jim Johnstone, William Davison — featuring poetry readings, a comic strip slide show, short stories, and an experimental music/sound performance! Hosted by CAROUSEL editor / 4PANEL curator Mark Laliberte

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And finally, I will be performing on Sun., Aug. 14th as part of this concert series...

Thursday-Sunday, August 11-14, 2016
Doors 7:30
Concerts 8-11pm
Tickets: $15/$10 per night or passes for $45/$25

Thursday August 11: Solo Ken Aldcroft; Janet Feder Solo: Sam Shalabi and Jared Burrows w/Kathryn Ladano (bass clarinet) and Ben Grossman (hurdy gurdy)

Friday August 12: Sam Shalabi Solo and Ava Mendoza Solo; Ken Aldcroft and Janet Feder w/ Kathryn Ladano (bass clarinet) and Ben Grossman (hurdy gurdy)

Saturday August 13: Aldcroft/Burrows/Feder/Mendoza/Shalabi: in duos, trios, large ensemble w/Joe Sorbara (drums/percussion), Jonathan Adjemian (analog synth), Emily Denison (trumpet)

Sunday August 14: Aldcroft/Burrows/Feder/Mendoza/Shalabi: in duos, trio, large ensemble w/William Davison (sound making devices), Michael Lynn (double bass), Karen Ng (alto saxophone)

Advance tickets available at Silence or from kenaldcroft at yahoo dot ca.
More information: http://kenaldcroft.com/events.asp

Silence
Guelph's Portal for Adventurous New Sound Events
46 Essex Street
Guelph, ON

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- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Bim Prongs - Kingston video

Just uploaded the video documentation from The Bim Prongs in Kingston, Ontario:




- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Monday, July 25, 2016

Carousel Paper Roadshow - Kingston

Back on the road again with the Carousel Paper Roadshow! This time we're hitting the fabulous Mansion in Kingston, Ontario. Details below:

Wed., July 27/16, 7pm
@ The Mansion
506 Princess St., Kingston, ON

READERS/PERFORMERS for the evening include: Jim Johnstone, William Davison, Michael Casteels, Kat Verhoeven — featuring poetry readings, a comic strip slide show, short stories, and an experimental music/sound performance! Hosted by CAROUSEL editor / 4PANEL curator Mark Laliberte

Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

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