Performances

When and WhereDetails
April 18, 2024
Groningen, Netherlands
Norm and Joe at Antiquariat Berger & de Vries

With Chris Tonelli’s Vocal Exploration choir
April 17, 2024 Berlin, GermanyNorm and Joe at Sowieso

Norm with Magda Mayas and Joe with Peter Van Huffel!
April 16, 2024
Berlin, Germany
Norm and Joe at Kühlspot

Norm and Joe along with Peter Van Huffel and his trio.
April 12, 2024
Belfast, N. Ireland
Norm and Joe at Sonorities Festival

The intrepid duo launches overseas at Sonorities!
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March 16, 2024
Montreal, QC
Norm and Suzie LeBlanc perform excerpts of Mouvance

Norm and Suzie perform new versions of pieces from Mouvance along with the new films created around Mouvance. At Theatre Outrement.
March 13, 2024
Montreal, QC
Norm at MecrediMusics

Norm plays with Jean Derome and others at Montreal’s historic MecrediMusics series.
March 7, 2024
Halifax, NS
Tom Richards’ Musical Exorcism

Norm presents a new piece at Tom’s Musical Exorcism show at Radstorm.
February 22, 23, 2024
Guelph ON and Hamilton ON
Norm and Joe in Ontario

Norm and Joe Sorbara perform in Guelph at Silence (on the 22nd) and at The Abyss in Hamilton on the 23rd.
January 14, 2024
Halifax NS
Vox Humana at Open Waters Festival

Norms performs in Sandy Moore’s big work based on the poetry of Alex Pierce.
January 13, 2024
Sackville NB
Humans and Machines at Mount Allison University

Chamber music by Walshe, Dupuis, Sokolovic and more, with Nadia Francavilla, Carl Philippe Gionet and others.
December 5, 2023
Halifax, NS
Norm and Joe

Norm and Joe Sorbara (Guelph ON) premiere their “everything on the table” duo at Radstorm. Also with Andrew Mackelvie, India Gailey and Meghan Gilhespy.
November 23 – 26, 2023suddenlyLISTEN and Resonance New Music, Saint John, Halifax and Sackville

Performs and records with Helen Pridmore and Andrew Reed Miller in Saint John, Halifax (7:30pm, Nov 25 at St David’s Presbyterian, presented by sL), and Sackville NB (Struts Gallery at 2pm, Nov 26).
November 17 – 19, 2023MusicUNB Contemporary Music Festival, Fredericton NB


Norm plays 3 concerts at UNB. Works by Agocs, Shaw, Smith, Mazzoli, and more.
November 2 to 8, 2023Grounds for Goodness in Halifax

Norm takes part in the Halifax iteration of Grounds for Goodness, a multidisciplinary work by Toronto’s Ruth Howard. Collaborations with Jackson Fairfax Perry, Lou Shepard, Jaike Koyote, Lily Falk and others.
November 3 and 4, 2023PLAY


Norm provides music and sound design for Jacinte Armstrong‘s performance piece PLAY, presented at All Nations Church Hall, by Mocean Dance of Halifax.
October 4, 2023The Music Room, Halifax


A concert celebrating TMR Chamber Series’ 20th anniversary! Mahler and Schubert, with Isabelle Fournier, Susan Sayle and Simon Docking.
September 26, 2023Inner Space Concerts


Norm performs classical chamber music with Jack Chen, Susan Sayle and Renaud Lapierre as part of ISC’s 10th anniversary concert In Halifax.
March 19, 2023suddenlyLISTEN presents Scores


Norm performs new graphic scores with Tim Crofts, Nicole Rampersaud, Nicola Miller, Terri Hron and Charlotte Hug at The Music Room in Halifax at 7:30.
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February 4, 2023suddenlyLISTEN presents HaliRiki in Halifax


Norm performs with HaliRiki (Éric Normand, Brandon Auger, Antoine Létourneau-Berger) at St David’s Presbyterian Church at 7:30.
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January 10, 2023Unfolding River at Open Waters Festival


Norm performs in Tom Richard’s ensemble at the new Strug Concert Hall.
December 3, 2022suddenlyLISTEN presents Norm and Collateral


Collateral, Norm, Sam Shalabi and Tim Crofts, join up again to perform in Halifax. At St David’s Presbyterian Church at 7:30.
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November 24, 2022Norm performs on Dominus Vobiscum


Norm collaborates with multidisciplinary artist Christopher Webb, pianist Holly Arseneault and several others on a new “presentation of painting, prose and sound” At All Saints Cathedral at 7:30.
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October 22, 2022Norm and Andrew Reed Miller at Arts Atlantic


Norm and Andrew present a live duo with live processing by WL Altman from Saskatoon! A part of Saint John NB’s Arts Atlantic Symposium.
October 14 to 16, 2022Norm at UNB Contemporary Music Festival 2022


Norm will be performing in 2 concerts at the festival, playing works by Sophie Dupuis and Ana Sokolovich, and maybe some others!
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September 22 to 25, 2022The Remotions at IICSI


Norm will be in residence at the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation at U of Guelph as part of the presentation of Rebecca Caine’s multiPLAY project.
September 19 to 21, 2022Norm with Joe Sorbara in Guelph


Norm spends a few days with the beautiful percussionist Joe Sorbara, hanging, recording, and performing at Silence in Guelph. Details TBA
September 18, 2022Collateral at Guelph Jazz Festival!


Collateral (Sam Shalabi, Norm and Tim Crofts) perform a 12pm show at the renowned Guelph Jazz Festival! At the Guelph Youth Music Centre.
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August 28, 2022House Concert in Charlottetown

Norm performs a solo concert on Upper Prince Street in Charlottetown!
He will play works by Bach, Sokolovic, Shaw, a world premiere by Arne Eignefeldt and a new creation of his own entitled, Howells Creek. By Invitation only!
May 1, 2022Norm and Jennifer King at Cecelia Concerts


Norm Join pianist Jennifer King in a Sensory- Friendly concert of classical music for young people at Halifax Central Library’s O’Regan Hall.
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April 8, 2022 Halifax NSsuddenlyLISTEN presents Norm with Strata and Isabelle Duthoit


Isabelle Duthoit (France: clarinet/voice) Join Strata at The Music Room in Halifax.
March 31, 2022
Halifax NS
Chimera CD release concert at St David’s Presbyterian Church


Chimera (Francois Houle, Norm and Tim Crofts) release Constellations a CD recorded remotely in Halifax and Vancouver, in 2021.
February 8, 2022
Saint John NB
Norm at Resonance New Music


Norm collaborates with Andrew Miller, Arthur Bull, Robin Streb and Joel Cormier at The Stone Church in Saint John. This video will be found on the Resonance website.
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January 28, 2022
Wolfville NS
Norm and India Gailey at Acadia U


Norm and fellow cellist India Gailey perform for music students at Acadia University. with a special appearance by Derek Charke! Music is by India and Norm and Boccherini!
January 9, 2022
Halifax and online
Strata at Open Waters Festival


Strata (Norm and Brandon Auger) play Re:Grain, a 2 hour “live installation” of electronic music built from samples from other Open Waters concerts.
January 8, 2022
Halifax and online
Norm at Open Waters Festival


Norm joins Lukas Pearse, India Gailey and Sarah McCabe in an all-strings show of improvised music. At the suddenly virtual Open Waters Festival!
October 23, 2021
Halifax, NS
Augmented Celli at suddenlyLISTEN


Augmented Celli perform at suddenlyLISTEN, in The Cobb Lobby.
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October 20, 2021
Waterloo, ON
Augmented Celli at NUMUS


Augmented Celli performa at NUMUS Concerts. At the Walper Hotel in Kitchener, Ontario.
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October 15 to 26, 2021
Toronto, Waterloo, Wolfville, Halifax
Augmented Celli education tour


Norm and Nicola Baroni (Italy), join again as Augmented Celli at Canadian Universities! They play for and lecture students at University of Toronto, Laurier University, Acadia University and undertake a major composition project with students at Dalhousie University’s Fountain School of the Performing Arts.
October 9, 2021
Rimouski, Quebec
Strata plays at Rencontres des Musiques Spontanées 32 in Rimouski QC


Haliriki is Norm and Brandon Auger with Antoine Letourneau and Eric Normand
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May, 2021Norm releases +/- music on Bandcamp

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April 27, 2021
online
The Remotions at Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina SK


Norm and The Remotions, present at the MultiPLAY exhibit at Dunlop Art Gallery. The Remotions is made up of performers from Saskatoon, Kelowna, and Regina, as well as Norm in Halifax!
April 15, 2021
Halifax, Canada
suddenlyLISTEN presents The Music of Lou Sheppard


Norm and an ensemble including Derek Charke, Gina Burgess, Jackson Fairfax Perry and Clare MacDonald interpret the graphic scores of Nova Scotian media artist Lou Sheppard. At St David’s Presbyterian.
February 2021Chimera Collaborates


Chimera (Francois Houle, Norm and Tim Crofts) collaborate at a distance on improvisations, collaborative creation and recording from The Music Room in Halifax.
January 9, 2021
Halifax, Canada and Online
Norm and CAP at Open Waters Festival


The Crofts Adams Pearse Trio reforms to perform a live streamed concert at Upstream Music’s 2021 Open Waters Festival.
August 2020
Online
Norm performs at IICSI’s virtual Improv Fest 2020


International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation presented a virtual 24 hour festival of creative music featuring many top international improvisers recording from a variety of locations and situations.
summer 2020
Online
Adams Charke Exchange Videos



Norm and Canadian composer and flute virtuoso Derek Charke, recorded videos of improvisations, from isolation and together throughout spring, summer and fall of 2020. Find them here.

March 1, 2020
Halifax, Canada

Norm performs Performance Practice


suddenlyLISTEN presents Isaiah Ceccarelli, and Katelyn Clark from Montreal, along with Nadia Francavilla and Norm, in Performance Practice: a concert featuring compositions and improvisations for organetto, percussion, violin and cello.

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February 16 and 17, 2020
Groningen, the Netherlands

Norm records in the Netherlands

 

Norm joins a recording project with new collaborator pianist Setareh Nafisi in Groningen.

January 4, 2020
Halifax, Canada

Norm performs solo at Open Waters Festival

 Norm performs a solo set for cello and live processing at Upstream Music Associations’s Open Waters Festival 2020.
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December 9, 2019
Halifax, Canada

Norm performs Storm Songs

  suddenlyLISTEN presents Storm Songs, Warm Music for an Icy Night with Norm, Sarah Albu (Montreal) and Ellen Gibling (Halifax NS).
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October 20, 2019
Halifax, Canada

Norm performs with Muse Bots!

 suddenlyLISTEN presents Muse Bots in concert with Norm, Arne Eigenfeldt (Vancouver) and Derek Charke (Wolfville NS).
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August 14, 2019
Saint-Jacques, Canada

Norm performs mouvance in Saint-Jacques QC

  mouvance is performed in Saint-Jacques as part of LA Festival acadien de la Nouvelle Acadie.

May 10 and 11, 2019
Caunes, France

Chamber music in Caunes

 Norm will join Richard Hornsby, Nadia Francavilla, Susan Sayle and French performers to play two concerts of chamber music in Caunes, France as part of a new festival!

April 18 to 30, 2019
Wolfville, Canada

Recording the music of Carmen Braden

  Norm takes part in a major recording project, capturing the chamber music of Canadian composer Carmen Braden. With Nadia Francavilla, Susan Sayle, Gillian Smith, Derek Charke and others.

March 18 to 23, 2019
Wolfville, Canada

Wolfville residency

  Scottish composer Nick Fells and Norm join to complete the composition for cello and multichannel electronics, at Acadia University’s Electronic Music Studio.

March 2 and 3, 2019
Halifax, Canada

Norm performs with Tanya Kalmanovitch

 Tanya Kalmanovitch is in Halifax to perform on the suddenlyLISTEN Series and in a presentation of “The Tar Sands Songbook”. Norm accompanies Tanya in Tar Sands Songbook, co-presented with The Ecology Action Centre of Halifax. As well he performs with Tanya, Donald MacLennan and Andrew Miller in a suddenlyLISTEN show.
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February 23, 2019
Montreal, Canada

Norm performs mouvance in Montreal

mouvance is performed in Montreal as part of Montreal Nouvelles Musiques Festival.
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February 20, 2019
Halifax, Canada

Norm performs on Music Room Series

Norm joins violist Susan Sayle and violinist Isabelle Fournier in a concert of duos, including Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello.

February 9, 2019
Halifax, Canada

Norm performs in Contact

Norm joins Brandon Auger and dancers Sara Coffin and Julia Carr in their Halifax suddenlyLISTEN show.
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January 4, 2019
Halifax, Canada

Norm performs in mouvance

Norm joins Suzie LeBlanc and an ensemble of musicians in the premiere of mouvance, by Jerome Blais. mouvance is a fully staged suite of music with lyrics by contemporary Acadian poets. Presented as part of the Open Waters Festival 2019.

November 10, 2018
Lunenburg, Canada

Norm performs with poet Alice Burdick

Norm joins Lunenburg poet Alice Burdick at a Lexicon Salon for interpretations from her latest book of poetry, at Lexicon Books. co presented by suddenlyLISTEN.

October 9, 2018
Halifax, Canada

Norm performs with Shoju-Sennenno-Midori

Norm joins Shoju-Sennenno-Midori a quartet of calligrapher, ikebana artist, biwa and percussion in their Halifax suddenlyLISTEN show.
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October 4, 2018
Venezia, Italy

Norm and Nicola Baroni: Augmented Cellos at La Biennale di Venezia

Norm and Nicola at La Biennale di Venezia, Sala L’Armi. Premierings new work by Derek Charke and Arne Eigenfeldt, and performing pieces by Blais, Casserley, and Baroni
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October 2, 2018
Bologna, Italy

Norm and Nicola Baroni at The Bologna Conservatory

Norm and Nicola perform in Bologna at the Music Conservatory. Also collaborating with Lawrence Casserley, Arne Eigenfeldt, Gianni Mimmo. Improvising and playing pieces by Baroni, Casserley, Eigenfeldt and Blais. /td>

September 26, 2018
London UK

Norm and Nicola Baroni in Edinburgh

 

Norm joins composer/performers Nicola Baroni, Yati Durant, Magda Durant and Massemiliano Messieri at St Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland. Playing works by Durant, Baroni, Messieri, and Blais.

September 23, 2018
London UK

Norm and Nicola Baroni at The Colourscape Festival

 

Norm and Nicola at Clapham Common’s Colourscape Music Festival. Also collaborating with Lawrence Casserley, Alison Blunt and Hannah Marshall
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June 23, 2018
Kromeriz, Czech Republic

Norm at Festival ForFest, Czech Republic

 

Norm joins composer/performers Nicola Baroni, Yati Durant and Massemiliano Messieri at the 29th annual Festival ForFest.

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May 26, 2018
Halifax Central Library

Daniel MacNeil in concert

 

Norm joins an all-star band again to present the multi-cultural music of composer, guitarist and oudist Daniel MacNeil

May 24, 2018
Halifax Central Library

Norm with Gina Burgess

 

Norm joins Halifax composer and violinist Gina Burgess to open the 2018 OBEY Convention

April 9 – 19, 2018
Across Canada!

Collateral on tour

 

Collateral – Sam Shalabi, Norm and Tim Crofts perform in Rimouski, Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria to promote their 2017 cd.
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March 27, 2018
CBC, Halifax NS

The Music of Daniel MacNeil

 

Norm joins an all-star band to present the multi-cultural music of composer, guitarist and oudist Daniel MacNeil

March 10, 2018
The Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax NS

Adams and Pritchard

 

Norm and Barbara Pritchard perform a program of Canadian works for cello and piano including Ballad by Linda Catlin Smith.

March 9, 2018
The Garden Room at Acadia University, Wolfville NS

Adams and Pritchard

 

Norm and Barbara Pritchard perform a program of Canadian works for cello and piano including Ballade by Linda Catlin Smith.

February 1, 2018
Denton Hall Acadia University, Wolfville NS

Acadia New Music Festival presents Grisey and Sokolovic

 

Norm plays Vez by Sokolovic and as part of the WIRED ! Ensemble (Mark Hopkins, Derek Charke, Eileen Walsh, Gillian Smith, Susan Sayle, Norman Adams, Simon Docking) in Gerard Grisey’s Vortex Temporum.

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January 5, 2018
The MacAloney Room at The Fountain School for the Arts, Halifax, NS

suddenlyLISTEN and Upstream presents Francois Houle (Vancouver), Norman Adams, Tim Crofts

 

Upstream and suddenlyLISTEN present Norm with legendary Vancouver clarinettist Francois Houle, and Tim Crofts at the 2018 Open Waters Festival.

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November 12, 2017
The Presbyterian Church of St. David, Halifax, NS

suddenlyLISTEN presents Collateral

 

Collateral (Sam Shalabi, Norman Adams, Tim Crofts) continues its national tour in Halifax on a bill with Arthur Bull, Scott Thomson (Montreal) and Roger Turner (UK)!

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November 10, 2017
The Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown PE

Collateral:

 

Collateral continues its national tour in Charlottetown.

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November 9, 2017
Suncor Hall Memorial University, St. John’s NF

Sound Symposium presents Collateral

 

Collateral: Sam Shalabi (Montreal/Cairo), Norman Adams, Tim Crofts begins its 2017/2018 national tour in St. John’s.

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May 13, 2017
The Artesian, Regina SK

IICSI presents Norm Adams, Helen Pridmore and W.L. Altman

 

Old friends reunited in performance at the 2017 University of Regina IICSI Improvisation and Mobility conference.

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April 7, 2017
St. David’s Presbyterian, Halifax

Nicola Baroni and Norm Adams

 

Norm and Italian cellist and composer Nicola Baroni join to place pieces for computer and 2 celli as well as improvisations.

March 7, 2017
The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

suddenlyLISTEN presents Cory Unleashes

 

suddenlyLISTEN presents the amazing Cory Bowles with Norm Adams and D’Arcy Gray! There will be singing, moving, and maybe some yelling. We are telling it like it is!

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February 15, 2017
The Music Room, Halifax

Adams and Pritchard play Canadian Music

 

The Music Room Chamber Series presents Norman Adams and Barbara Pritchard playing music for cello and piano by Hatzis, Dupuis, Westercamp and others.

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November 30, 2016
The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

suddenlyLISTEN presents Conversations

 

suddenlyLISTEN presents 3 dancers (Armstrong, Coffin, Baker) making new work with 3 musicians (Adams, Auger, Halley) multidisciplinary connections at their finest and most expressive!

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October 15, 2016
1313 Hollis Street, Halifax

Nocturne

 

suddenlyLISTEN presents improvisers Adams, Crofts, Auger and Cameron playing to a new Gavin MacLean film

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May 24, 2016
1313 Hollis Street, Halifax

suddenlyLISTEN presents Xavier

 

suddenlyLISTEN presents important improvisers in concert: Xavier Charles (France), Franz Hautzinger (Austria) and Eric Normand (Quebec) with Adams as well!

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May 13 and 14, 2016
The DANSpace, Halifax

suddenlyLISTEN presents The Cello of Mr. O

 

A remount of the popular multi generational, multi media show based on the book by Jane Cutler, featuring performances by Karen Bassett, Jacinte Armstrong, Adams, with composition by Naylor, projections by Pearse and direction by Pitsiavas.

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May 5, 2016
St David’s Presbyterian Church, Halifax

suddenlyLISTEN presents The C/A/P Trio

 

The Crofts Adams Pearse Trio performs graphich scores by Cormier, Brown and Hynes

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March 9, 201
The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

suddenlyLISTEN presents Ben Grossman in Hurdy Gurdy

 

suddenlyLISTEN presents Ben Grossman improvising with Auger, Adams and Gray

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January 9, 2016
The Sir James Dunn Theatre, Halifax

Norm with Symphony Nova Scotia

 

Norm performs The Nameless Hour by Norman Symonds

December 10, 2015
The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, UK

Norm in Glasgow

 

The UK tour continues/concludes as Norm plays with Adam Linson (Glasgow: bass) and Nick Fells (Glasgow: electronics) in Glasgow!More information

December 4, 2015
i’klectik, London, UK

Norm on INTERLACE Series with Lexer and Kanngiesser

 

Norm plays duos with Sebastian Lexer (Glasgow: piano +) and Ute Kanngiesser (London: cello) in London!More information

November 17, 2015
St. Matthews United Church, Halifax, NS

suddenlyLISTEN presents Bozzini Quartet + 4

 

suddenlyLISTEN presents the esteemed Quatuor Bozzini (Montreal) with Lemieux, Destaultels, Sayle and Adams in performances of Cardew Derome, and Wolff.More information

November 13, 2015
Lunenburg, NS

Arthur Bull book launch at Lexicon Books

 

Norm joins poet and guitarist Arthur Bull (Digby Neck NS) to perform “The Bird Project” and launch Arthur’s new book of poetry “Woodlot”.More information

October 4, 2015
1313 Hollis St. Halifax, NS

suddenlyLISTEN presents Pedersen, Dulberger and Adams

 

Norm joins Craig Pedersen (Montreal: trumpet) and Shayna Dulberger (Brooklyn NY: bass) for a set, in preparation for a new recording.More information