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CANCELLED – ANNULÉ Ballister (feat. Dave Rempis)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
DOORS: 8:30pm
Casa Del Popolo
/ $15


Suoni Per Il Popolo et CKUT 90.3FM présentent 

Ballister - Dave Rempis (saxophones) / Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello/electronics) / Paal Nilssen-Love (drums)

This free-wheeling trio first came together at a closed session in 2009, and as any fan of improvised music can imagine, the band hit hard from the first note and hasn't looked back since. The unabashed energy of Rempis and Nilssen-Love, coupled with the electrified cello antics of Lonberg-Holm, make for a powerful listening experience that combines driving grooves with noisy textures and occasional melodic interjections. These sliding and overlapping rhythms often give the music a feeling as if a rug is slowly being pulled out from underneath the listener while the music still maintains a strong forward momentum. Reference points include the Julius Hemphill groups of the 70’s and 80’s featuring Abdul Wadud, Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time, and the early 70’s explorations of Miles Davis’ electric bands.

The band currently has six releases under its belt, including Bastard String (self-released, 2010) Mechanisms (Clean Feed Records, 2012) Mi Casa es en Fuego (self-released, 2013), Both Ends (Bocian Records, 2014, LP only), Worse For The Wear (Aerophonic Records, 2015) and The Ballister Monologues (Astral Spirits, 2015, cassette only/limited edition). They've also toured both North America and Europe extensively in that time.


Ballister have had to cancel their Montreal concert due to urgent and unforeseen personal reasons.  We're sorry for the inconvenience and hope to welcome them back soon!  Tickets for the concert will be refunded at the point of purchase.

Ballister est contraint d’annuler son concert montréalais, pour des raisons personnelles urgentes et imprévues. Nous vous prions de bien vouloir nous excuser pour ce désagrément et nous espérons les accueillir à nouveau très prochainement ! Les billets pour le concert seront remboursés au lieu d’achat. 

Suoni Per Il Popolo
Posted on August 24, 2017
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