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 SOM - Sound of Movement

A multi-disciplinary collection of musicians, dancers,  projection artists,  photographers and technicians that improvise to pre-conceptualized structures.

 

 The musicians use the dancers as their score in a morphing symbiotic soundscape best described as:

Rhythmic Trance Jazz

 

Meet The Musicians

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Ian de Souza
Bass 

Ugandan born, Toronto bred bass player and producer.  


Over his 35 year career as a musician, Ian has recorded and performed internationally with major artists. 

 

He is a founding member of the Jazz/Canadiana/improv quartet, Sisters Euclid and is a long time collaborator with electronic duo LAL, and torch-folk singer, Andrea Koziol.
 

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Nilan Perera

Guitar

Guitarist/composer Nilan Perera has been active in some of the most forward looking, influential and radical Canadian ensembles.

 

His decade long career,  places him in the vanguard of experimental sound artists working with many well known and independent dancer/choreographers and theatre companies.

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Pierre Menegon

Trumpet, Flugalhorn, Percussion

Award-winning songwriter, composer, arranger, trumpet, flugelhorn and keyboard player, Pierre is active in Toronto’s improvisation scene performing with various ensembles including his collective “Pierre Mongeon’s Transharmonic”.  
Former international recording artist with Somerset Entertainment’s Avalon label, Pierre loves nature and lives life playing jazz.  


 

Meet The Dancers

Lonii Garnons - William

Lonii was born in Darwin, Northern territory, Australia where she moved from to begin her full-time training at Queensland Dance School of Excellence, Brisbane. 


As a freelance dancer, Lonii has worked with many celebrated Choreographers.

Alison Keery

 

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Elke Schroeder
 

Alison Keery is a dancer, educator and improviser based in Toronto. She was the co-founder of music and dance improvisation collective, Lila Ensemble with whom she toured with  Europe alongside up and coming composer Emilio Guim (Sweden).

 

She is a regular performer and on the organization committee of coexisDance, a music and dance improvisation series in Toronto. . 

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Elke Schroeder is a Toronto-based dance artist. A graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre(2005).

 

Elke is known for her explosive performance quality, floorwork skills and edgy choreography; “an almost literal ball of effervescent energy, like a swiftly tilting planet falling out of orbit” (Mooney on Theatre).