This is the full octet version of "The Muted Note" performed at Studio Hydro Québec at the Monument National in Montreal from Oct 2-5, 2014, co-presented by Tangente and the Festival OFFJazz de Montréal.
"The Muted Note" is based on a suite of songs, a hybrid of jazz and European art song, by Scott Thomson that sets poems by P.K. Page, a celebrated figure in Canadian literature. Not only has Susanna Hood choreographed these songs on three other dancers, but she also sings them live as the vocalist in Scott’s quintet, The Disguises. The choreography, like the songs, is animated through improvisation; the creative input of both the dancers and the musicians is at the core of this show.
Choreographer - Susanna Hood
Composer - Scott Thomson
Poet - P.K. Page
Performers/collaborators - Nicolas Caloia (double bass), Yves Charuest (alto saxophone), Ellen Furey (dance, voice), Susanna Hood (voice, dance), Alanna Kraaijeveld (dance), Bernard Martin (dance), Pierre Tanguay (drums), Scott Thomson (trombone)
Artistic advisor/rehearsal director - Kathy Casey
Lighting - Paul Chambers