> PART OF THE SOUND SOUND IMPROVISED MUSIC PRESENTATION <
Venue: TBD Time: Sunday 6pm Category: Music City of Origin: Kitchener, ON Price: Free
FraKture uses drums, bass clarinet and electronics to create a unique sonic experience, inspiring creativity through primarily improvised music.
fraKture began as a student/professor relationship at Wilfrid Laurier University between the director of the institution’s Improvisation Concerts Ensemble (Kathryn Ladano) and a fourth-year percussion performance major (Dave Klassen). Ladano recognized Klassen’s skill beyond concert percussion and both shared an enthusiasm for musical experimentation by electronic means. Though relatively inactive compared to both the performers’ schedules as individual artists, fraKture has performed in St. Catharines with SOUND SOUND and at various NUMUS functions in Kitchener/Waterloo.
Dave Klassen (percussion/electronics) is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s percussion performance program. In 2016, Dave won NUMUS’ annual Emerging Improviser competition and maintains a busy schedule balanced between drum set, orchestral percussion and contemporary/improvised performance around southwestern Ontario.
Kathryn Ladano (bass clarinet/electronics) is one of Canada’s premier bass clarinetists and is a specialist of contemporary music and free improvisation. She has toured across Canada as a soloist, is Artistic Director of NUMUS concerts, the director of Improvisation Concerts Ensemble and is a professor of improvisation studies at Wilfrid Laurier University.