February 3, 2024
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
This exciting new collaboration between two accomplished creative music masters
promises to surprise, seduce, and take the listener into uncharted stylistic territories. Their live performance is an adventure in musical exploration.
François Houle is recognized internationally as a pioneer and leading innovator on the clarinet, pushing the boundaries of the instrument well beyond its usual confines. He has toured and collaborated with a veritable who’s who of the contemporary music scene, including the likes of Anthony Braxton, Evan Parker, Joëlle Léandre, Mats Gustaffson, Marilyn Crispell, Dave Douglas, to name a few. He has been nominated for West Coast Music Awards and Juno Awards on multiple occasions, and is a perennial selection on Downbeat Magazine’s Critics and Readers Polls.
Daniel Janke has composed music for NAC Touring Ensemble, Penderecki String Quartet, Standing Wave Ensemble, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, NEM, and Bozzini String Quartet to name a few. He composed the score for Subconscious Password which was short-listed for an Oscar award [NFB, 2014]. Daniel is known as an innovator on prepared and improvised piano. His recording Celestial Blue with violinist Mark Fewer was nominated for a Western Canada Music Award. Daniel’s most recent recording is titled Body In Motion.
Venue Phone: (780) 432-0428
Venue Website: https://yardbirdsuite.com
Band membersFrançois Houle, clarinet
Daniel Janke, piano
Tickets will also be available at the door if not previously sold out online.
Doors open at 7:00 pm.