Black Seas / Ensemble

The Black Seas / Ensemble is a revolving collection of artists and musicians who come together to perform and record material connected to the Black Seas project.

Work has begun on the second BS/E record.
Black Seas Large Ensemble debut 2xLP/digital release 'Atmospheres, Soundtracks and Transmissions' available at The Dim Coast bandcamp site here.

Performance history:

Suoni per il Popolo Festival
June 11, 2019.
Sala Rossa
Thierry Amar, Elizabeth Anka Vajagic, Steve Bates, Michaela Grill, Timothy Herzog, Christof Kurzmann, Mark Molnar, Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt, Sophie Trudeau, and special guest, Sam Shalabi.

Before, After, During
Casino Luxembourg. 2019.
Guy Frisch (percussion), André Pons-Valdés (violin), Anik Schwall (cello) of United Musicians of Lucilin.

Imago Dei Festival
Krems-an-der-donau, Austria. 2018.
Steve Bates (electric guitar, computer), Martin Brandlmayr (drums, percussion), Angelica Castelló (paetzold, cassettes, effects), Michaela Grill (live video), Christof Kurzmann (clarinet, voice), Burkhard Stangl (electric guitar).

Sporobole centre en art actuel
Sherbrooke, QC. 2017.
Steve Bates (guitar, computer, synthesizer, field recordings, radio and transmitter), Michaela Grill (live video), Timothy Herzog (drums, percussion, bowed cymbals, effects), jake moore (voice), Marc-Alexendre Reinhardt (cassettes, electronics, effects, cymbals, voice), Sophie Trudeau (violin, effects, bass, cymbals, voice).

Something Else Festival of Creative Music
Hamilton, ON. 2017.
Steve Bates (guitar, computer), Connor Bennett (reeds, bass, electronics), Aaron Hutchinson (percussion, trumpet, electronics)

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Ensemble/s to date:

Thierry Amar
Elizabeth Anka Vajagic
Mathieu Ball
Drew Barnet
Connor Bennett
Martin Brandlmayr
David Bryant
Angelica Castelló
Kevin Doria
Rebecca Foon
Michaela Grill
Blake Hargreaves
Timothy Herzog
Aaron Hutchinson
Jacob Kirkegaard
Christof Kurzmann
Mark Molnar
jake moore
Michael Morley
Seijiro Murayama
Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt
JR Robinson
Sam Shalabi
Carsten Stabenow
Burkhard Stangl
Sophie Trudeau
Nikos Veliotis
Robin Wattie


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.