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Peggy Lee Octet: Tell Tale Tour 2017 (toronto) at Array Space

DKAM uploaded this event on August 30, 2017


Array Space
155 Walnut Avenue


Sat, September 16, 2017

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Peggy Lee Octet will present music from its debut CD, Tell Tale (Drip Audio 2016) in Toronto at the Array Space on Saturday, September 2017. More information on other tour dates (Vancouver, Montreal, Guelph, Hamilton) can be found below.

The music for Tell Tale was first conceived in 2009 as Film in Music, a response to writer/creator David Milch’s HBO series, Deadwood. The eight-piece band of improvisers drawn from Vancouver’s rich creative music community is understood as analogous to a cast of characters in a story––within the framework of a composed musical suite, each improviser contributes to the unfolding musical drama through small ensemble improvisations and solo ‘monologues’. The seven composed sections imply the arc of a story and act as launching pads for extended improvised statements that take the listener on a journey that is never the same twice. The musical narrative travels from lush, tender beauty to stark abstractions--from playful exchanges to dense confrontations--always ending with a wild, off kilter parade. The ensemble features some of Vancouver's most well-known improvisers, all of whom are master musical story tellers capable of conjuring up rich sonic atmospheres and landscapes. Peggy Lee and her band take listeners on a cinematic ride inside the music. Tell Tale has garnered rave reviews locally and internationally....

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