SOMETHING ELSE! FESTIVAL
Friday, June 21, 2019
(Noon – 4 pm)
Whitehern House & Garden
(41 Jackson St. W., Hamilton)
FREE/ BY DONATION EVENT
Admission is free
Donations are appreciated!
IVA BITTOVA (CZ/NY)
• violin, vocals
Something Else! 2019’s guest of honour Iva Bittová has a rare, ineffable two-fold gift. She’s versatile enough to have collaborated with esteemed artists across the spectrum of musical expression, yet her sonic signature remains deeply imprinted, no matter what the context. Best described as storyteller who seldom uses discernible language, her intimate, engrossing narratives unfold in a unique personal folk idiom of her own deriving—inspired by her northern Moravian roots and countless other traditions.
BRODIE WEST & HAMID DRAKE (Toronto/ Chicago)
Brodie West • alto saxophone
Hamid Drake • drums, percussion
Following two turbulent and beautiful West Coast encounters, this duo of lauded Canadian saxophonist West (Eucalyptus, the Ex, Han Bennink) and master percussionist Hamid Drake (Don Cherry, Fred Anderson, William Parker, Peter Brötzmann, David Murray) continues their inspired, multifaceted dialogue in their long-anticipated Ontario debut.
JASON ADASIEWICZ (Chicago)
A rare solo set by the great Chicago vibraphonist, his first time back since his unforgettable performances with Sun Rooms at our inaugural festival five years ago!
“Jason Adasiewicz’s vibes shimmer in the ether. A Chicago mainstay, Jason is a true original with a deep sensibility for sound vibration that can be heard through his innate and idiosyncratic approach to harmony and melody. Jason’s musical history is spiked with fervent free improvisation and tight melodic rendering”
— Rob Mazurek
THE ARCHIVES OF ETERNITY (Toronto)
Mark Hundevad • vibraphone, composition
Mike Gennaro • drums
Patrick Smith • tenor saxophone
Andrew Furlong • double bass
The Archives of Eternity features stalwart Toronto improvisers Mike Gennaro and Mark Hundevad in vigorous conversation with emergent voices Patrick Smith and Andrew Furlong. The quartet conjures the spirit of early 60’s jazz experimentalism through an urgent hybridity that’s irrefutably of the now.