Esmerine,Matana Roberts,Dundasa 80,Saltland,Jerusalem In My Heart

Constellation Records Presents

Esmerine,Matana Roberts,Dundasa 80,Saltland,Jerusalem In My Heart

Thu, September 5, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Great Hall

Toronto, ON


This event is 19 and over

This event is 19 and over.
Montreal-based record label Constellation presents a special evening of music at The Great Hall, with Toronto premieres of Jerusalem In My Heart, Dundasa 80, and Esmerine's 8-piece Dalmak ensemble.

This will also be an opportunity to check out a Constellation records stall with a wide selection of CDs and deluxe 180gLPs specially priced.
(Sadly, due to injury Colin Stetson has been forced to bow out. Refunds are available from today - Monday Aug. 18 UNTIL Wed. Sept 4th at your point of purchase.)

Presented by Constellation in association with Musicworks, The Music Gallery and Collective Concerts.

Advance Tickets available at: Rotate This and Soundscapes Music

The instrumental cello and marimba duo co-founded over a decade ago by Bruce Cawdron (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) and Rebecca Foon (Saltland, Silver Mt Zion, Set Fire To Flames) will present music from their forthcoming Dalmak album with a scorching 8-piece band including 4 visiting musicians from Turkey that they worked with on the Dalmak recordings in Istanbul last year.
Matana Roberts
Chicago born, NYC based Matana (mah-tah-Nah) Roberts is an alto saxophonist/composer/performer who works in various mediums of improvised sound and performance, A Vanlier and Brecht Forum fellow, as well as a 2008 and 2009 nominee for an Alpert Award in the Arts, she has appeared as a collaborator on recordings and performances worldwide with her own ensembles as well as with a variety of collaborative ensembles - such groups as Sticks and Stones, Burnt Sugar, Exploding Star Orchestra, the Oliver Lake Big Band, the Julius Hemphill Sextet, Myra Melford's Happy Whistlings, Jayne Cortez's Fire Spitters, Merce Cunningham Dance, and Savion Glover Dance. In 2008, the success of her leader debut, *The Chicago Project* (Central Control International), led critics to call Roberts "one to watch" (Kevin Legencre, *Jazzwise*) and "an eloquent, dramatic, tone warping free jazz artist right out of Ayler's anti bop tradition." (John Fordham, *London Guardian*) She has also recorded as a side woman on recordings with a large smattering of influential post rock ensembles such as Godspeed You Black Emperor, TV on the Radio, Savath and Savalas, and Thee Silver Mount Zion. ----- "Ms. Roberts isn't just mildly curious to expand her medium: She seems driven to do it." NY Times "Matana is definitely nondescriptive. She's not a lady, she's not a man; she's just a being…" Jazz Times "Roberts is a deep traditionalist who looks beyond the rigid distinctions and definitions of musical style" Chicago Defender "…alto saxophonist and clarinetist Matana Roberts –add this name to the frustratingly short list of excellent, female reed players…" All About Jazz "…Roberts is a fluid, elegant player who rejects the star soloist approach of many a saxophonist…." BBC Jazz "The sound of Matana Roberts' alto sax spans jazz her-story, from its roots in New Orleans, through the swinging '30s-40s, to the New Thing." All About Jazz.
Dundasa 80
The new iteration and current moniker for the duo of Sandro Perri and Craig Dunsmuir, following their previous collaborative work as Glissandro 70. Perri's "electronic" bona fides were established long ago during his Polmo Polpo years and Dunsmuir is similarly (though more secretly) known for his years of self-released music as Kanada 70. Dundasa 80 is on this shared and superb continuum; this will be a live debut for the project.
Jerusalem In My Heart
The first-ever Toronto performance by this modern Arabic music/multi-media project, with Radwan Moumneh on voice, buzuk and sequencers and Malena Szlam on multiple 16mm film projections. Presenting material from their acclaimed debut album Mo7it Al-Mo7it released in spring 2013, following years of site-specific live and theatrical performances in Montreal.
Venue Information:
The Great Hall
1087 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M6J 1H3