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Saint Dirt Elementary School: Abandoned Ballroom (Barnyard)

The chamber rock 8 piece Saint Dirt Elementary School ensemble in their second release on Barnyard, superb sophisticated compositions reminiscent of L'Ensemble Raye or Conventum.
 

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Wes Cheang-acoustic guitar

Ryan Driver-analog synthesizer

Myk Freedman-lap steel

Tania Gill-piano, melodica

Julia Hambleton-clarinet

Kai Koschmider-alto saxophone

Jake Oelrichs-drums, glockenspiel

Mike Overton-bass


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UPC: 777320166326

Label: Barnyard
Catalog ID: BR0325
Squidco Product Code: 14930

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Canada
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded July 25th, 2009 by Jean Martin and Jeremy Darby at Canterbury Music Company, Toronto, Canada.

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The chamber rock 8 piece Saint Dirt Elementary School ensemble in their second release on Barnyard, superb sophisticated compositions reminiscent of L'Ensemble Raye or Conventum.


Artist Biographies

"Toronto-based pianist and composer Tania Gill has spent over twenty years cultivating a singular but polymorphous musical approach. She has developed a distinctive improvisational language in jazz and improvised music, and has played in ensembles such as the Brodie West Quintet, Rebecca Hennessy's FOG, See Through Trio, and the Titillators. She has also performed and recorded alongside Anthony Braxton, Kenny Wheeler, Joe Morris, Jean Derome, and Nick Fraser. Her own group, the Tania Gill Quartet, comprises leading Canadian musicians Lina Allemano (trumpet), Rob Clutton (bass), and Nico Dann (drums). Their acclaimed disc Bolger Station (2010, Barnyard Records), was nominated for best debut album in the Village Voice jazz critics' poll and was included among the Globe and Mail's top ten albums of the year. The follow-up, Disappearing Curiosities, launches in March 2022.

Gill's unconventional versatility keeps her engaged in an eclectic array of styles. She was a member of Deep Dark United and the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, and is a regular collaborator to vocalist Fides Krucker, and singer-songwriter Kyp Harness. She has also shared the stage with Steve Reich, Chris Whitely, Man Forever, Gord Downie, Mary Margaret O'Hara, the Weather Station, Hector del Curto, Margaret Atwood, and Charles Spearin's Happiness Project.

She is also supportive and dedicated educator and currently teaches at Humber College and University of Toronto, in addition to her roster of private students."

-Tania Gill Website (https://www.taniagill.ca/biography/)
6/17/2024

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Track Listing:



1. As America Crumbles, I Sit In My Room Dreaming Up Silly Songs 1:06

2. Zombies Love Dancin' To This Number 4:22

3. Abandoned Ballroom 5:17

4. Holy Bubble 2:46

5. Staying Home Every Night 2:26

6. Lullaby For Naughty Children 3:08

7. Lidia's Attached To The Stars 5:09

8. So Cry 3:04

9. Sara, Move With Me To Canada 5:12

10. Goodbye Ting 5:16

11. Raccoon And Skunk Fall For Each Other 1:26

12. Perfect Little Ponies 2:29

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Rock and Related
Chamber Rock
Improvised Music
Improvised Rock
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Toronto Area Improvisation
Canadian Composition & Improvisation

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