Kyle Brenders Quartet Transcombobulation
Captivating music likely on a thursday evening. To fill that void in you that just wants to hear some compositions that make use of improvisatory and/or aleatoric strategies, played by accomplished & good-natured musicians, in a recently opened converted apartment space.
Kyle Brenders is a tremendous reed player and a composer who studied with Anthony Braxton at Wesleyan; his compositions recently assembled in spiral-bound form! veer between precise notation, improvisation, and combinations & layers of the two. The Quartet features Heather Segger trombone, Wes Neal bass, and Mark Segger drums, technically impressive & nicely creative. Sometimes the music is enthralling, sometimes funny, sometimes exhilarating; I always like it. https://soundcloud.com/kylebrenders
Transcombobulation which might be renamed before the show is Mike Smith bassist, multi-instrumentalist, composer - Muskox, Sando Perri, Eucalyptus, countless TO bands & recordings & Jonathan Adjemian Hoover Party, $100, PWM playing open-ish compositions on synthesizers and some other electronics. Atonal and catchy riffs collide in lazy outer space bubbles. https://soundcloud.com/mikesmithto/first-1
Doors at 8pm, music starts around 9. PWYC suggested $5
Ratio is a new, nicely decorated, well-managed converted apartment space on College street just west of Spadina. It's a second-floor walk-up unfortunately not accessible -- look for the pale sign downstairs.
cover pic is a mohammed khadda painting - "le lys et le basilic"