Array Space, December 5th, come and hear me improvising.

My first invitation to play some improvised music comes from The Array Sessions.

Here are the details:

Thursday Dec. 5, 2013 @8 pm
The Array Space, 155 Walnut Street. second floor, M6J 3W3
416 532 3019

Come and check it out!


The lineup:

Branko Dzinovic – accordion

Dimitar Pentchev – piano

Rick Sacks – percussion

Branko Dzinovic (accordion) is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Toronto. Dzinovic participated in various artistic projects, such as “Phonart”, supported by the European Union. Not only is he active as a performer, but he regularly collaborates with artists coming from different types of media. He composed the soundtracks for two award-winning short films–“Tata Morgana” and “Daddy’s pride”. As a soloist and as a member of various ensembles, he recorded for the Radio Television of Serbia, Austrian Radio 1, and BBC.

Dimitar Pentchev/ aka Sound Convincer, is an award-winning composer, pianist and producer based in Toronto who has written music for theatre, film and the concert stage. He is interested in combining acoustic sounds and approaches pre-recorded and manipulated sounds, especially the human speech, as a source of musical inspiration. His music has been performed in Europe, Africa and North America. His score for the legendary silent film “Pandora’s Box” (1929) was one of four chosen by Criterion Collection for their 2007 DVD Edition of the film and received great reviews from critics and audiences. Improvisation has been a part of the compositional process for Dimitar ever since he started writing music professionally. Performing his improvisations is a more recent endeavour. His main instrument is the piano and he puts in the centre of his performances while experimenting with combinations of live and pre-recorded sounds.

Rick Sacks (percussion) Rick Sacks performs as a percussionist with many groups including Arraymusic, The Art of Time, New Music Concerts, Aventa, The Glass Orchestra, and the Evergreen Club. Recent performances have been in Shanghai, Beijing, Copenhagen, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto and Ulaan Baatar. Rick composes music for dance and theatre. He created the compositions for CanStage’s Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Park at High Park, Midsummer Night’s Dream at Passe Muraille, the hit show Sibs (Tarragon), and the award-winning children’s show Danny, King of the Basement (Roseneath). His recent work as co-composer/music director of Red Sky’s Tono won the 2010 Dora award for best sound design/composition. Rick’s latest work is a composition for orchestra to be performed by the Victoria Symphony November 2012. Titled Water Music, the piece includes remote controlled flying fish, a deep sea diver and quotes from Handel, Ravel and the Beatles.