Andrew Wedman is an experimental musician and certified piano technician living in Nelson, BC. Wedman is a classically trained pianist who has been performing and recording experimental music in Canada, the US, and Europe since 1999. Electroacoustic composition at McGill led to an ambient techno duo Tinkertoy that toured and released with Noise Factory Records. Andrew was active with multiple free improv groups while living in Toronto as well as performing his own compositions as Lethbridge Lodge. His work as a piano tuner led him to explore altered tunings and extended techniques for the piano. He developed the Bass Piano, a piano tuned down a full octave, in 2012 which was debuted in Berlin by John Kameel Farah. The Bass Piano has since been in employed in performances and recordings with, among others, Lori Freedman, Marilyn Lerner, Tania Gill, John Oswald, and Ryan Driver. He currently performs in Manzap, a microtonal improv duet with Stanley Zappa. Zappa and Wedman are the cofounders of the Untempered Festival of Dissonant Arts in Naramata BC.
Casey Sokol, solo bass piano, Friday, 17 September, Canada Company Hall at River Run Centre, 1pm, $14/10 • buy tickets
** post-concert interview with Casey Sokol and Andrew Wedman, convened by IICSI
Tania Gill, solo bass piano, Saturday, 18 September, Canada Company Hall at River Run Centre, 1pm, $14/10 • buy tickets
Ryan Driver, solo bass piano (plus voice & synth), Sunday, 19 September, Canada Company Hall at River Run Centre, 1pm, $14/$10 • buy tickets
Box office opens 1 September; prices include taxes and surcharges, and are general admission / seniors, students, underwaged