October 10, 2023 – Maria Moles + Vergara/ Avendaño + Bray/W-B

Venue: Casa del Popolo (4871 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2T 1R6) Date: October 10, 2023 Doors: 7:30 PM Music: 8:00 PM

Tickets: 15$ at the door NOTAFLOF

Co-presented with Mardi Spaghetti and Québec Musiques Parallèles

Maria Moles is a drummer, composer and producer based in Narrm/Melbourne. Her solo percussion performances draw on ideas from the Kulintang music of the Philippines and contemporary electronic production to weave hypnotic webs from layers of unmetered pulse that slowly undergo subtle textural transformations. In collaborative contexts ranging from free improvisation, jazz and contemporary composition to experimental pop, Maria contributes an acute sense of touch, placement and timbre, unashamed virtuosity and a powerful rhythmic drive.

Benjamin Vergara is a trumpeter, improviser and educator who is based in the city of Valdivia, Chile. His work focuses on improvised music, written contemporary music, free jazz and experimental music.

Adrian Avendaño is an emerging sound artist, musician and recordist based in Surrey / Vancouver, Canada [unceded First Nation territories].

Kelly Bray is a trumpet player, composer, improvisor, and educator based in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work explores the intersections of many styles and genres of music, pulling inspiration from avant garde, free jazz, noise, and electro-acoustic music. She has performed in many venues across the Northeast, performing with musicians such as Joe Morris, Brandon Lopez, Dan O’Brien, and most recently appeared in the free jazz-noise group, Art Heist, which features fellow members saxophonist James McCain, bassist Caleb Duval, and drummer James Paul Nadien. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Kelly has studied composition and improvisation with Anthony Coleman and Joe Morris, as well as classical trumpet with Steve Emery and jazz trumpet with John McNeil. 

Olivia W-B is a guitarist, vocalist, and composer based out of Boston. Projects include vocals for noise punk band Rong, compositions for an ever-changing ensemble named Premium Velvet Headache Pillow, an experimental art and music series called FIND OUT, solo guitar and a handful of yet-to-be-named bands and works for chamber groups.