Craig Pedersen's Cut & Gouge solo trumpet tour: Sound of the Mountain, Night Tide, Friedman / Krause duo, General Gruff

Fri. December 18th 2015
@  The Ministry of Casual Living $10 (All Ages)
8PM - 10:30 doors at 7PM
Concert blurb:
Join Craig Pedersen on his CUT AND GOUGE solo-trumpet cross-Canada CD-release tour on Friday, December 18th at the Ministry of Casual Living. At each stop of the tour he’ll be playing with some of the musicians he loves - in this case, Night Tide (Soma Morse), General Gruff (Adam Cantor) and the Friedman/Krause duo and with his project The Sound of the Mountain with Montréal’s Elizabeth Millar.. More information about the tour and the new disc at

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Craig Pedersen solo:

The Sound of the Mountain:

Craig Pedersen is trumpet player and experimental musician living in Montréal, Canada. Since 2011, Craig has released ten albums, ranging between composed material to improvisation, through jazz, free music, country, and klezmer, in a variety of ensembles. Recent highlights of this work have included collaborations and/or performances with Joe Morris, Shayna Dulberger, Jean Derome, Joane Hetu, Lori Freedman, Nicolas Caloia, Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh (Instant Places), and Mark Molnar (Kingdom Shore). His method book exploring extended techniques for the trumpet, Trumpet Sound Effects, was published by Berklee Press and Hal Leonard in November of 2014.


The Sound of the Mountain is Elizabeth Millar and Craig Pedersen. Playing amplified clarinet and trumpet, they fill rooms with sounds of breath, wind, wood and metal, creating an intimate noise. They perform long pieces often spanning 30-40 minutes, which take their audience through a rich and rewarding sound experience. They are recently returned from concerts in Australia and South-East Asia and are currently working on their first recording to be released in early 2016. Elizabeth Millar is currently studying a music performance major in Fine Arts at Concordia University with world-renowned contemporary and improvising clarinettist Lori Freedman. Elizabeth is an active improviser in Montreal and has performed across Canada and internationally in Australia and South-East Asia. She continues to develop an innovative and unorthodox approach to her instrument and to her performance art practice.


Night Tide is a solo project by Soma Morse using pedals, tapedecks and tape, radio signals, feedback loops, contact mic and other objects to generate sound. Drawing on the techniques and processes of ambient, drone and harsh noise, Night Tide has been playing shows since 2012. Previous projects include Froghat & Sofaqueen (2008-2011), a DIY collab with Jennye Rieper. In addition to Night Tide, ongoing projects include bands Nearly Dead (trumpet, pedals) and Ruby Karinto (pedals, synthesizer).


Friedman / Krause duo

Nathan Friedman is a clarinetist and composer currently based in Victoria, BC. He studied composition and experimental music at Wesleyan University and UVic and has improvised with Anthony Braxton, Gino Robair, François Houle, Joëlle Léandre, Mats Gustafsson, Nicole Mitchell, Wayne Horvitz and Taylor Ho Bynum. He is currently a member of the Victoria Composers Collective, the Friedman/Krause Duo, A Place to Listen Ensemble and The Swinging Pendulums.

Shane Krause is an improvising baritone saxophonist and clarinetist (Eb, Bb, and Bass Clarinets). Shane’s focus is on improvised music but he also has a performs music from the jazz and classical spectrums, including jazz, free jazz, chamber music, new music and common practice classical music.

Cut and Gouge solo trumpet Tour Dates:

Dec 5 – Musical Chairs - Kingston, ON
Matt Rogalsky

Dec 6 – IMOO, Pressed, Ottawa, ON

Dec 7 – Resonance Café, Montreal, QC
Craig Pedersen Quartet

Dec 8 – The Spill, Peterborough, ON
Tailing Ponds

Dec 9 – Silence, Guelph, ON

Dec 10 – Admission of Guilt series at Yeti Café, KW, ON

Dec 11 – Audiopollination, Array Space, Toronto, ON

Dec 12 – Bug Incision, Calgary, AB
Pedersen / Dadge/Monro

Dec 14 – Alternator Centre, Kelowna BC

Dec 15 – JoJos, Osooyos BC

Dec 16 – Merge, Vancouver BC
Bernie Arai/Viviane Houle/Craig Pedersen

Dec 18 – Ministry of Casual Living – Victoria BC
The Sound of the Mountain
Nathan Friedman / Shane Krause
Night Tide
General Gruff

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