The following text is taken from Front Magazine, vol. VI, no. 3, p. 14, January/February 1995:
René Lussier and Pierre Tanguay Residency
February 12 – 17
Hear It NOW Opening Night Event
Concert Set with
Hear It NOW is an annual festival of new and improvised music produced by the New Orchestra Workshop. The festival kicks off with a reception and concert set by TALKING PICTURES: Ron Samworth – guitar, Peggy Lee – cello, Bill Clark – trumpet, and Dylan Van Der Schyff – drums.
Members of the thirteen piece NOW orchestra will conduct workshops and performances over this week-long residency with guest artists René Lussier and Pierre Tanguay. These Québec jazz artists will develop a new piece to be premiered on February 17 at the Glass Slipper. It will be recorded for a CD release on Les Disques Victo. This is the second Hear It NOW co-production between NOW and the Western Front. Last year’s Western Front residency with British bassist/composer Barry Guy resulted in Witch Gong Game 11/10, released internationally on Maya Records.
Performing in the NOW orchestra residency will be Ron Samworth, Coat Cooke, Kate Hammet-Vaughan, Paul Plimley, Peggy Lee, Dylan Van Der Schyff, Clyde Reed, Paul Blaney, Saul Berson, John Korsrud, Graham Ord, Bruce Freedman and Ralph Eppel.