Shows at 8pm - 9pm - 10pm - 11pm
Stunning images by photographers Neil Rough and Nienke Izurieta
Improvised music by Joel Cormier - percussion, Andrew Reed Miller - contrabass, Robin Streb - viola and Joel Leblanc - guitar.
Road Trips is an audiovisual performance consisting of two 30 minute pieces titled Travels with Neill Rough and Coney Island, a collaboration between Andrew Reed Miller, Neill Rough and Nienke Izurieta. Live improvised and composed music provides a sonic environment while experiencing projected photographic images. Each piece deals with personal, social and anthropological themes in and around the concept of travel, particularly in certain areas of the USA.
Neil Rough has spent the better part of the last 20 years traveling around North America taking photographs.The recipient multiple Canada Council and New Brunswick Arts grants, he lives and works in Toronto, ON and Sackville, NB. His photographs are part of The Canada Council and New Brunswick Art Bank collections, he exhibits regularly throughout Canada and the United States.
Nienke Izurieta is a Saint John-based artist who has worked in photography, film making and music in Canada and the USA. In combination with her love of visual storytelling and an innate sensitivity to light, Nienke is inspired to create photos that evoke emotion, turning the viewer’s mind inward toward a time and place of their own.
Andrew Reed Miller is the founder and artistic director of Resonance. Originally from New York, he has worked as a professional musician for over 25 years, playing in orchestras, opera and ballet companies and performing chamber music. In 1994 he began focussing on contemporary and experimental music, developing original compositions, audio installations and media art.
Joël Cormier Studied percussion at University of Toronto under Beverly Johnston, John Rudolph and Russell Hartenberger where he finished his M. Mus and DMA. Joel released his first solo percussion CD, “Les voiles blanches” in 2012. The album features two well known New Brunswick composers: Richard Gibson and Christian Hébert. Joel is a member of the Triton Percussion Trio, Symphony New Brunswick and teaches at Mount Allison University.
Composer/Improvisor Joel LeBlanc has worked with a wide array of exceptional artists including: Mike Stevens, Juan Martin, Christine Duncan and The Element Choir, Ken Aldcroft, Nicole Rampersaud, Motion Ensemble, Suzie LeBlanc, Mark Adam, Joel Miller, Mike Murley and Gordon Allen. He directs the Fredericton community improv orchestra, HARD)S(CORE, and curates a creative music series The Surgery Series. Joel toured North America and Europe from 1997 - 2009 with the roots trio Hot Toddy. Major concert appearances include; Newport Folk Festival (NY), Blue Balls (Lucern), and multiple appearances at the Montreal Jazz Festival and Vancouver Jazz Festival.
Robin Streb is a member of Symphony NB and is a Teaching Artist with Sistema NB. She is an active new music performer across Canada. Originally from British Columbia, she frequently performed with Vancouver Island Symphony, Victoria Symphony and Vancouver Opera Orchestra, the Melange Chamber Ensemble and the Vancouver Miniaturist Ensemble. Robin has performed in the Los Angeles area with the Okiro Series, Tonoi Ensemble, CTRL+ALT+REPEAT, New West Symphony, and various events at the California Institute of the Arts.