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February 22-24, 2013

292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto

advance tickets available online @ eventbrite dot ca

Martin Arnold
   Wondering About an Experimental Folk Music

Martin Arnold

talk: Saturday 23 February, 7pm

Martin Arnold is a composer and performer of music, an arts administrator, a writer and a teacher based in Toronto. Martin studied in Edmonton, Banff, and the Hague, and holds a Ph.D. in Music from the University of Victoria (British Columbia). Martin's compositions have been played nationally and internationally, including two world premieres this past Fall (2012): in Aarau, Switzerland and at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in the United Kingdom. Martin is also an active member of Toronto's improvisation and experimental jazz/roots/rock communities performing on live electronics, banjo, melodica, guitar, and hurdy-gurdy. Martin performs on a number of internationally distributed recordings released by labels such as Constellation, Fire (U.K.), Beniffer Editions and Rat-drifting, and has two albums entirely devoted to his compositions in print: Tam Lin on Autumn Records (Vermont) and Aberrare on Collection QB/DAME (Montréal). Martin works as a landscape gardener and lectures in the Department of Cultural Studies at Trent University in Peterborough.

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