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Event Archive - ICE HOCKEY: CANADA VS SWEDEN (AN EXHIBITION GAME):

Thu. February 12th 2009 8pm Ironworks (No Minors) 8pm
$20/15 Students, Seniors, Jazz Friends*
Tickets at: Coastal Jazz Hotline: 604.872.5200, Highlife Records, All Ticketmaster Locations
Presented by: Arts Partners In Creative Development, Rikskonserter
Canada and Sweden share a mutual longstanding passion for improvised music and hockey. Not surprisingly, each country has produced some of the most gifted artists/athletes in both respective pursuits. Yet it’s unusual to witness the intriguing link between sport and musical expression, particularly in the way both athletes and musicians use improvisation when they perform. This provocative international collaboration heightens perspective on the fascinating connection between the two.

For Ice Hockey: Canada vs. Sweden, Coastal Jazz has commissioned internationally acclaimed composer/clarinetist/improviser François Houle (Vancouver/Canada) and composer/saxophonist/improviser Mats Gustafsson (Sweden) to compose pieces based on the systems and culture of ice hockey for fourteen musicians (6 per team plus two referees). The compositions will be realized in a workshop setting for 5 days in February culminating in a full-scale performance (exhibition game) at The Ironworks. The world premiere performance (championship game) will take place at the TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival in June 2009.
TEAM ROSTERS
TEAM CANADA

François Houle clarinet (right wing, captain)
Torsten Müller bass (defense)
Jesse Zubot violin/electronics (centre)
John Korsrud trumpet (left wing)
Tony Wilson guitar (defense)
Dylan van der Schyff drums (goalie)
SWEDEN – TRE KRONOR

Mats Gustafsson sax/electronics (left wing, captain)
Per-Åke Holmlander tuba (defense)
Magnus Broo trumpet (right wing)
Christian Munthe guitars (centre)
Kjell Nordeson vibes (defense)
Raymond Strid drums (goalie)
REFEREES

Jakob Riis laptop/electronics (Denmark)
Wayne Horvitz keyboards/electronics (USA)
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