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Gorilla Mask

Friday, June 22 @ 12pm
Old Market Square

Friday, June 22 @ 5:30pm
TD JazzLab @ Manitoba Music

Friday, June 22 @ 7pm
Host: Air Sax Competition @ The Good Will Social Club

PRESENTED BY THE GOETHE INSTITUT & THE AUSTRIAN EMBASSY IN OTTAWA

Ground-shaking grooves, hammering rhythms, and wailing melodies layered with explosive no-holds-barred improvisations, Berlin-based Gorilla Mask is a type of sonic madness roaring with a restless, implacable energy that totters dangerously on the verge of total chaos. They craft spirals of sound in four or five dimensions, jabbing you in the ribs as they mess with your brain, the ebb and flow of an acutely aware trio of musicians who know what they want and know how to get it. Canadian ex-pat Peter Van Huffel is a saxophonist out of Coltrane, Ayler, and Zorn, but he frames his improvisational forays in the context of a trio with hard-rock dynamics, riding the churn of Roland Fidezius' frenetic bass and Rudi Fischerlehner's pulsating drum kit like a surfer on the biggest wave he’s ever seen.

The Air Saxophone Competition is free to attend and $5 to enter. Gorilla Mask will be the host, and perform.

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