Canadian clarinetist François Houle and Swiss trombonist Samuel Blazer have been collaborating for several years on developing a repertoire for this unique combination of instruments. Taking as a point of departure Gérard Grisey’s classic Solo pour deux, Houle and Blaser are blurring the aesthetic boundaries between new music and improvisation.
Clarinetist François Houle has established himself as one of today’s most inventive musicians, in all of the diverse musical spheres he embraces: classical, jazz, new music, improvised music, and world music. He has been listed on several occasions by Downbeat magazine as a “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” and as a “Rising Star” in both Reader's Poll and Critics’ Poll.
Since his 2007 debut as a leader, 7th Heaven (Between the Lines), Blazer has grown at an almost incomprehensible rate, from straight-ahead hard bopper in his mid-twenties to innovative free player and ever-searching composer and bandleader in his early thirties, one whose improvisational strength has received praise from sources like Audiophile Audition, citing Blaser's music as occupying "ambient/free jazz terrain that has a depth of vision and clarity revealing musical maturity beyond Blaser's nearly three decades of life."
June 26th, 2015 @ 8PM
This concert is made possible in part through the generous support of the swiss arts council
Tickets available at the door only.
Tickets: $15 General, $10 Members