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Silence Presents: Gilliam / Milmine / Pottie trio

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Silence Presents: Gilliam, Milmine and Pottie Trio

"Entangled Pathways" CD Release & Improvisors Orchestra Workshop at Silence

$10/PWYC General Admission, $5 Improvisor Orchestra Workshop performers

Improvisors Orchestra Workshop
Doors at 7:00 PM
Workshop at 7:30 PM

This Improvisor Orchestra Workshop is an invitation to Guelph and surrounding area musicians, vocalists and other performers to improvise together with Bill Gilliam leading and using conducted hand signals developed by Butch Morris. The hand signals are easy to learn in 10 minutes and the conductor's role is to help shape the improvisations in interesting ways. All types of performers (
instrumentalists, vocal artists, laptop sound artists, keyboards, found / hand made instruments, melodicas, iPhones and anything else that inspires you) are welcome and invited to explore this style of improvisation with us!

Intermission: 8:45pm

"Entangled Pathways" CD Release - Gilliam, Milmine and Pottie Trio
Concert at 9:00 PM

Bill Gilliam (piano), Kayla Milmine (soprano sax) and Ambrose Pottie (drums) will perform music from their latest CD "Entangled Pathways" combining composed themes with free-floating melodies, jazz idioms and modal-chromatic tonalities as well as freely improvised creations.

"Pick of the week” – Avant Music News (AMN), Nov 17, 2017

"The 12 impressive tracks all seem to lead to a central concept of connectedness, alternate realities and divergent pathways that may yet resonate together like strands in a web; in other words, musical quantum entanglement." - “Entangled PathwaysCD review by Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, The WholeNote, Nov 2017

Gilliam, Milmine, Pottie Group Bio

The Gilliam (piano), Milmine (soprano sax), Pottie (drums) trio was formed in 2015 after meeting in the Toronto Improvisors Orchestra. Playing acoustic instruments combining compositions of free floating melodies, the group explores experimental jazz idioms, modal-chromatic tonalities as well as free improvisation.

Bill Gilliam is a Toronto based composer / pianist who creates and improvises jazz and new music compositions blending contemporary harmony and jazz idioms with his unique style of piano and prepared piano playing. Bill is from London, England and after studying jazz and film composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston moved to Toronto where he studied composition. He has composed for film (Bruce Elder), dance and theatre and recorded and performed with musicians such as Ernie Dollar, Kevin Turcotte, Duncan Hopkins, Ben Riley, Lina Allemano, Dave Young, Howard Gaul, Lori Freedman, Brian Katz, Martin van der Ven, Rick Sacks, Charlie Ringas and many others. His compositions have been performed by Canadian new music ensembles with assistance from the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. Bill's performances include the 416 Toronto Creative Improvisors Festival, Gallery 345, Array Space, Tranzac, Musideum, The Rex, Nuit Blanche, The Drake, Music Gallery, Distillery Jazz Festival, The Montreal Bistro, All That Jazz series at the AGO as well as Silence & Manhattans in Guelph, Aeolian Hall in London, Montpelier Vermont and other venues in Ontario. Bill's ongoing music projects include collaborations and performances with Kayla Milmine and Ambrose Pottie, the Toronto Improvisors Orchestra, Glen Hall, Joe Sorbara, Bill McBirnie, Cheryl O, David Story, Eugene Martynec, Rick Sacks, Penn Kemp (sound poet), Kiva Simova (overtone singer) and other artists.(www.bill gilliam.com).

Kayla Milmine's musical journey with the soprano saxophone is a familiar one amongst fellow straight-hornists: Having started out on the clarinet then the tenor saxophone, soon finding herself falling in love with the new and under-explored sonic possibilities that only the soprano saxophone can offer. Since beginning her soprano centric journey, she has developed a unique approach to the instrument that at times has the edginess and brashness of Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell, yet the warmth and thoughtfulness that's reminiscent of Steve Lacy. Studying under the mentorship of New York based soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome, she is now working on and developing music for solo soprano saxophone. She can also be seen playing with the Toronto based Rhinoceros Saxophone Quartet, and with her duo FASTER featuring guitarist/composer Brian Abbott.

Ambrose Pottie is a musician, phonographer and electroacoustic performer/composer, with recordings featured on Quiet American.com and Webbed Hand Records. He is a founding member of the Toronto Improvisor’s Orchestra, and has recorded and/or performed with: Fred Frith workshop orchestra, Andrew Cyrille, Eugene Chadbourne, The Polka Dogs, Bill Grove, Blue Rodeo, Flaming Dono Drum and Dance Ensemble, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Thin Men and Bill Bissett. Ambrose was a founding member of Toronto band Crash Vegas, recording three albums and touring Canada and U.S. extensively.

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