Peggy Lee – cello
Joshua Zubot – violin
Lisa Cay Miller – piano
Colin Edward Cowan – bass
Kenton Loewen – drums
Lee Hutzulak – electronics
JP Carter – Trumpet/FX
Giorgio Magnanensi – Electronics/Piano
Cole Schmidt – Guitar
John Paton – Saxophone
FREEDOM MUZIK is a diversely curated Free-Improvisation performance technique & reoccurring event created and hosted by Colin Cowan. The regular bi-monthly home for this event is at CHINA CLOUD STUDIOS, where a different roster of musicians is gathered together for each performance to participate in the refined madness of the FREEDOM MUZIK improvisation method.
The way it works is as follows:
IN THE FIRST HALF, musicians’ names are mixed into the inaugural “Elegant-Chalice of Freedom” and then drawn to create new Duos, Trios, Quartets, and sometimes even Quintets where they are loosely instructed to play short 2-6 minute improvised music “vignettes” //
IN THE SECOND HALF, now that the entire ensemble (who were once practically strangers) are all warmed up, they assemble to create an elongated & poignant improvised “suite” .
On top of very heavy and focused music making, EXPECT:
High-Energy Hosting, Surprises, Gags, Audience Participation, Pyrotechnics, & more …