A long-time contributor to the range of experimental music in Toronto affiliated with the Rat-drifting record label, multi-instrumentalist Doug Tielli has been a key member of groups like the Silt, the Reveries, and Drumheller. Now based in Neustadt, Ontario, he has been more engaged in community music initiatives, activities that have inspired his Imaginary Brass Band project, a set of joyful, not-so-imaginary (but certainly imaginative!) tunes for an ensemble of brass and rhythm featuring himself, Heather Saumer, Tom Richards, and Emily Ferrell (trombones), Colin Couch (tuba), Charles Spearin (trumpet), Tania Gill (piano), and Nick Fraser (drums).
Saturday 17 September, 5pm, Market Square, free
Doug Tielli bandcamp
Photo by Zena Curwain