“Ways” explores that fertile space between structure and freedom. Written for musicians from Toronto’s burgeoning
improvised music scene, Brenders’ score specifies material to be looped, stretched, repeated, and layered, allowing
the players wide latitude to mutate their given material. Brenders’ unique musical language draws on the avant-jazz
tradition of mentor Anthony Braxton on the one hand, and the esoteric formations of Alvin Lucier on the other. The listener
is invited to experience ways of hearing – ways of hearing space, ways of hearing connections, ways of hearing transformation.
Kyle Brenders - Soprano Saxophone
Nicole Rampersaud - Trumpet
Jonathan Adjemian - Korg MS-20
Tilman Lewis - Cello
Aaron Lumley - Contrabass
Brandon Valdivia - Percussion.