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2024 Artist in Residence Zoe Pia at the Tranzac Club

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Zoe Pia will be performing two dates at the Tranzac Club.

TRANZAC CLUB
Zoe Pia – Solo


Sunday, June 23 | 10:00PM
Southern Cross Lounge
292 Brunswick Ave | Toronto ON

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
ADMISSION:  PWYC

Audiences can anticipate an enchanting evening where Zoe’s artistry blends jazz with the rich traditions of Sardinian music. Her performance will feature an array of instruments, including the clarinet, launeddas, Sardinian cowbells, and lumanoise, creating a unique soundscape that traverses genres and traditions. “Solo” explores new forms and directions in improvised music, drawing from Sardinian folk music, noise music, harsh electronics, free improvisation, contemporary music, and free jazz.

The concert promises an immersive experience, delving into unexplored audio landscapes and merging the known with the unknown. Zoe Pia’s performance is characterized by high-energy outbursts, intricate audio clusters, and moments of melodic poetry, all woven into a tapestry of futuristic, impressionist, and contrasting sound architectures. This event is a celebration of the confluence of traditional music and new experimental languages, offering a mesmerizing journey into the depths of musical innovation.

Zoe Pia’s “Solo” concert is more than just a performance; it is an exploration of sound, culture, and creativity. Attendees will be treated to a captivating fusion of genres that pushes the boundaries of music, blending the old with the new.


Sunday, June 25 | 9:30PM
Southern Cross Lounge
292 Brunswick Ave | Toronto ON

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
ADMISSION:  PWYC

Solo
Zoe Pia

Bloop
Lina Allemano & Mike Smith

Twins
John Oswald, Karen Ng
Rob Clutton, Christopher A Williams

Three sets of improvised music by guests from Europe: Zoe Pia | Solo (Italy): launeddas & clarinet, BLOOP (Berlin/Toronto): Lina Allemano on trumpet/Mike Smith – live processing, effects, TWINS (Toronto/Austria): John Oswald & Karen Ng on alto saxophones and Rob Clutton & Christopher A Williams on double basses.


ABOUT ZOE PIA

Zoe Pia, born in 1986 in Mogoro, Sardinia, discovered her passion for music early on when she received her first clarinet under the Christmas tree. After graduating from the Music Conservatory of Cagliari at the age of 18, she continued her studies at the Conservatory of Rovigo, specializing in Chamber Music and as a Soloist. Zoe’s versatile musical journey expanded to include contemporary classical music, live electronics, and jazz, leading her to explore musical composition.

Throughout her career, Zoe has been dedicated to experimentation and thorough analysis, reflected in her diverse performances ranging from Mozart’s concerts as a Soloist to collaborations with renowned artists and orchestras worldwide. Notable achievements include her project management role at the “F. Venezze” Conservatory in Rovigo and the success of the training course “Composing with the Sounds of Polesine region.” Zoe’s artistic vision, deeply rooted in her Sardinian heritage, culminated in the Shardana project, acclaimed internationally and showcased at prestigious venues and festivals. As the creator and Artistic Director of Pedras et Sonus – Jazz Festival, Zoe continues to push boundaries in the jazz scene, leaving a remarkable imprint on Italian jazz culture.

ABOUT THE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROJECT

The Artist in Residence Project is devised by MIDJ – Associazione Musicisti Italiani di Jazz (Association of Italian Jazz Musicians) and made possible with the support of the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers (SIAE) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI). Thanks in part to the participation of the Europe Jazz Network, the project aims to promote Italian jazz abroad through the creation of a network of residencies for young musicians at Embassies, Consulates and the Italian Cultural Institutes throughout the world.