Halifax Jazz Festival Presents ‘In C’ / Anteater March 30th at The Carleton, Halifax

Halifax Jazz Festival presents Casey Thompson ‘In C’ / Anteater Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Carleton Music Bar & Grill in Halifax. Show starts at  8:30pm, $7 ticket at the door.  

(Halifax, NS) – ‘In C’ is a modern minimalist piece of music consisting of 53 musical phrases played sequentially, each repeated an arbitrary number of times before moving to the next. The piece typically lasts between 45 and 90 minutes.

Terry Riley’s performance notes for ‘In C’ say that the band should have around 35 musicians, although there can be fewer. Join bassist Casey Thompson as he gathers together some of Halifax’s finest musicians to present this epic piece. An ever evolving ensemble, at the March 30th show expect to hear; D’Arcy Gray, Michelle Footz, Kye Ehresman, Andrew MacKelvie, Liam Ring, Lukas Pearse, Andrew Jackson, Adam Seto, Ally Fiola, Elizabeth o’Hanley, Evan Mahaney, Brendan Melchin, James Shaw, Paul St Amand, Casey Thompson, Ross Burns, India Gaily and many more!

Following this musical tsunami will be a set by local modern jazz experiment Anteater. Anteater brings together five of Halifax’s most sought after musicians and thrusts them into a high-intensity exploration of risk and chance. The music of Anteater ranges from dense and chaotic to delicate and free, both seething and soothing. Original & explosive.

About Casey Thompson:
Bassist Casey Thompson  holds a bachelor of music from StFX and a bachelor of education from MSVU. He has a habit of saying yes to every musical opportunity that is presented to him, which has resulted in him playing lots of different music over the years. Casey is currently active with Halifax bands Unidentified Funk Object and Anteater, and Shadow, among other,s as well as teaching bass at The Halifax Music Co-op. His interests include guinea pigs, obnoxious music, and mistakes.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442891589089005/

Anteater:  https://anteateranteater.bandcamp.com/

Tickets: Reservations can be made at [email protected] or by phoning 902-422-6335.
The Carleton is located at 1685 Argyle St, Halifax, NS B3J 2B5

About Halifax Jazz Festival:
 Since 1987 the non-profit organization the Halifax Jazz Festival has presented a diverse range of musical and educational activities including the  2017 TD Halifax Jazz Festival, July 12-16. For more information visit halifaxjazzfestival.ca, “follow” Halifax Jazz Festival on Twitter @HFXJazzFest or “like” on Facebook.

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