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Youtube: 2017-03-16 Points of Departure With Sylvia Hinz, Abram Hindle, and Ross Nicoll & Friends

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POINT OF DEPARTURE is a live music series dedicated to providing a space for all forms of improvised, spontaneous, and experimental music. Edmonton\u2019s experimental music scene is multi-faceted yet fractured; part of this series\u2019 mandate will be to bring together artists from different backgrounds and genres to facilitate new connections and collaborations, and to allow the scene to grow and expand in new directions.

Vol. 5 will feature:


Sylvia Hinz is in town as part of New Music Edmonton’s Now Hear This festival, and we are thrilled to have her take the Point of Departure stage.

Praised for her equally fierce and bold dramatic performance style, Sylvia Hinz is one of the leading recorder players worldwide, specialised in contemporary music and improvisation. Hinz plays solo recitals and concerts with ensembles and orchestras, holds special interest in contemporary music and improvisation, also in unusual instrumental combinations and cooperations with other arts (e.g. painting, literature, sculpture), fosters international collaborations with other musicians, composers, and artists in general. “For me, the sound of the recorder reflects very much breath, wind, neature, storm, water, ocean, mountains - strong and untamed aspects of (human) nature.”

Sylvia will perform a solo set, and then will be joined by Abram Hindle for some spontaneous collaboration.


Local tech wizard Abram Hindle will bring his uniqe brand of interactive electronics to the Point of Departure stage, providing live audio and video in a laptop/recorder duet with Sylvia Hinz.

Hindle is a pillar in Edmonton’s experimental music community. He has performed extensively with BEAMS, Ramshackle Day Parade, and has toured to noise festivals around North America. In 2015 he co-created Connectivity, an interactive, 9 hour performance of experimental sound featured at Edmonton’s first Nuit Blanche festival.


Ross Nicoll is going places. This young piano player has quickly proven himself to have some of the most dexterous fingers in the city, as well as being able to adapt to a wide variety of musical styles and situations. He plays with an ever growning number of bands and artists, including N3K, Didgin' for Rainbows, and Mitchmatic.

For this show, Ross will be putting together a posse of talented musicians to play a set of improvised free jazz.

Thursday, March 16th, 2016 Ortona Room @ Ortona Armoury 102 St NW, Edmonton, AB Doors: 8:30, Music: 9:00 $10

***Please note: Due to a scheduling error, this edition of Point of Departure WILL NOT be held in the FAVA exhibition room. Instead, it will take place in the Ortona Room, on the main floor of the Armoury.