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Event Archive - Babin/Grdina/Houle/Loewen, BRONTOSAURUS REX

Sat. December 12th 2009 VCC, Broadway Campus (All Ages)
9:00 - 11:00 doors at 8:30
$5 at the door only.
Presented by: onetwothreefourfivesixseven
onetwothreefourfivesixseven presents:

Francois Houle and his band

(Francois Houle: clarinet.

Tommy Babin: bass.

Gordon Grdina: guitar.

Kenton Loewen: drums.)


"a spectacularly versatile clarinetist who appears to have no limitations stylistically or sonically"

"The artistic work of François Houle advances so quickly that each new release is a surprise package with no overt references to previous works."

—Planet Jazz, Canada



Ben Brown: drums.

Daryn Cassie: piano.

Dave Chokroun: double bass.

Shane Krause: bass clarinet.

John Mutter: guitar.

Kevin Romain: drums.

Darren Williams: bassoon.

Jonathon Wilcke: tenor saxophone.


at the VCC auditorium (1155 E Broadway, next to vcc-clark station.) Doors at 8:30pm. Show at 9pm. $5 (free for VCC students with ID card.)

"Brontosaurus Rex returns for his third appearance, still experiencing much of his emotional difficulties and frustrations regarding his identity.

You see, Brontosaurus Rex's high school years were saturated with torment and ridicule, all because of the fact his given name was one usually reserved for Tyrannosauruses.

It was during his final year of high school that Brontosaurus Rex did some research on his family lineage and discovered that he was really an Apatosaurus, and learned that Brontosauruses might not have really ever existed at all.

Angered and overcome with frustration, Brontosaurus Rex withdrew from society deep into himself, exploding with rage at everyone around him, including his family, friends and teachers.

Now, at a pivotal point in his life, his final term of high school, Brontosaurus Rex is tempted by the notion of dropping of out high school completely and is intrigued by a fellow classmate's use of narcotics. His parents begin to wonder where they went wrong. When will this all end?

Brontosaurus Rex's complex emotional difficulties and insecurity issues will be addressed by eight musicians through compositions and improvisations."

[onetwothreefourfivesixseven] is a new series for improvised and experimental music presented by The Blanket Orchestra. Support for this event will have an effect on the possibility of future events. Some examples of events currently being planned for next year include: a performance of a piece for gamelan by John Cage played on the very instruments he wrote for, audiovisual collaboration with Giorgio Magnanensi, and a sound installation in the four-story atrium of the new building at VCC. You can join onetwothreefourfivesixseven's facebook group if you would like to hear about future events:

Please pass this invitation on to anyone who may be interested in this event. Thank you.


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