Saturday, March 12, 2016

Recording: The Humber Composers' Collective

Artist: The Humber Composers' Collective

Song: As One

Recorded at The Tranzac's Main Hall (Somewhere There Creative Music Festival – Show 4), February 28, 2016.

The Humber Composers' Collective - As One

Through its occasional "Slow Burning Torch" series and other efforts, Somewhere There makes continuing efforts to connect with younger musicians. At the festival, that manifested in one more big group on the stage, with several members of this collection of Humber students1 providing new compositions. Their half-dozen selections showed that they've got a good grip on their forms and techniques — so some immersion in Somewhere There's milieu (especially the set with Christine Duncan that followed right after them) can help them get to thinking about how they want to break and disregard all those rules as they find their own voices.

1 The full lineup for this ensemble was:

  • Ben McCarroll-Butler (woodwinds)
  • Jessica Chen (voice)
  • Abby David (bass)
  • Julian Di Vito (drums)
  • Ewen Farncombe (piano)
  • Trevor Peverley (guitar)
  • Tom Upjohn (trumpet)
  • Nebyu Yohannes (trombone)

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