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Somewhere There Presents... Ha!Man/Debaere Clutton/Johnston duo

Somewhere There Presents...

HA!Man Rob Clutton & Pete Johnston

Tuesday 30 September, 2014

TRANZAC Southern Cross Lounge 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto




Rob Clutton & Pete Johnston, bass duo


HA!Man South Africa and Joke Debaere Belgium

Rob Clutton is a composer/performer dedicated to diverse long term creative projects. His solo bass work includes two CDs on the Rat-drifting label: Dubious Pleasures and Suchness Monster. He has released two CDs of original compositions for small ensemble: Tender Buttons and Holstein Dream Pageant. The debut recording of Cluttertones is in progress. Clutton has been involved in collective projects such as Clutton/Michelli/West, Handslang, This Moment, a bass duo with Pete Johnston, and a banjo/voice duo with Randi Helmers. Other current and ongoing projects include: Ryan Driver Quintet, Drumheller, Nick Fraser Quartet, Steve Koven Trio, NOJO, Mark Segger Sextet, and Titanium Riot. Rob has also performed or recorded with artists such as Jandek, Jazzstory, Eugene Martynec, John Millard and Happy Day, David Mott Quintet. Rob is a founding member of the Association of Improvising Musicians, Toronto.

Pete Johnston is a composer and bassist who began life in the woods of Nova Scotia. A series of fortunate events led him to Toronto, where he is often asked if he wished he played the flute. "No", he usually replies,"the bass is a noble instrument and I am pleased to own one." On sunny days he has the great fortune to play with See Through Trio, Aurochs, Rob Clutton, and Mike Smith's Famous Wildlife Movies. The rest of his days seem cloudy, yet somehow full of other things.

HA!Man and Joke Debaere in Performance

An intuitive programme of improvised music and words, moving all three corners of the heart.

For over twenty years, South Africa's "HA!Man" Francois le Roux has been performing as a spontaneous cellist, pianist and organist, building a network of support in four continents. Since 2012 he is joined by Joke Debaere from Belgium, coming from a theatre en writer's background. Both Joke and Francois share a way of finding inspiration for their expressions in the moment, as sounds and words find each other afresh in ever changing circumstances. The "HA!Show" has moved countless people around the world, energizing local communities towards more creativity and connectivity. This unique performance might not be easily defined, but is generally deeply felt and long remembered.

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Somewhere There Presents... Ha!Man/Debaere Clutton/Johnston duo

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