Sound Arts Initiatives, Inc. is proud to present ONSOUND III: Squeezefest!

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Tickets are $10 at the door. Music begins at 9:30pm. As usual, bring an instrument for the open jam after the performance!

Sarah Albu, voice
Matti Pulkki, accordion

Sawtooth is an exciting new chamber music duo exploring connections between folk music, classical music and contemporary repertoire.

With a passion for experimental textures, interdisciplinary collaboration and deep connection to narrative, Sawtooth seeks out obscure song repertoire, adapts chamber pieces written for other instruments and develops new works in collaboration with composers.

Alongside the mission to foster new creations incorporating theatricality and electronics, Sawtooth pursues creative re-imaginings of art song and folk song transcriptions. In addition to researching and presenting eclectic chamber music programs the duo is currently pursuing a commissioning project based around dream logic.

Both Albu and Pulkki are active soloists and collaborators with various ensembles in Canada and internationally. Both are dedicated performers of contemporary music and have commissioned new works that expand the sonic possibilities of their respective instruments. They are versatile performers who work in various musical genres and interdisciplinary settings including video installations, film, theatre, cabaret and contemporary dance.

Wednesday July 19th

12:30pm Harbour Symphony “Slow mo: tango, polka, blow” by Sarah Albu and Matti Pulkki
9:00pm at The Ship, Folk Night X ONSOUND featuring Gracie Reid, and Dave Penny & Daunt Lee

Thursday July 20th

9:30pm Night Music at The Ship Pub & Kitchen featuring Sawtooth (Matti Pulkki & Sarah Albu)

Friday July 21st

12:30pm Digital Accordion Demo at First Light with Dr. Michael Bridge
7:00pm Classical & Contemporary music for accordion and voice at First Light featuring Dr. Michael Bridge and Sawtooth (Matti Pulkki & Sarah Albu)
10:00pm Trad Music Old & New at The Ship featuring Kyle Gryphon, Duane Andrews & Graham Wells, followed by a session

Saturday July 22nd

11:00am History & Workings of the Squeezebox at Bannerman Brewing Co. with Dave Rowe
5:30pm Brazilian Forró dance workshop at Bannerman Brewing Co. with Bruna Cardoso
8:00pm A celebration of Brazilian music at Bannerman Brewing Co. featuring Maria and The Band and Ana & Eric


Start Date

Jul 20, 2023 - 21:30

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