CONVERGENCE

Live

(Beniffer Editions - BFF129) LP $16.00

Convergence formed in 1976 (and disbanded around 1980) as an appendage to the Humber College Ensemble for Experimental Music. With written music for the ensemble scarce, improvisational sessions became more frequent. Their first few concerts at The Music Gallery had a somewhat haphazard and random mix of students, some of whom didn’t quite get the notion of free improv. Eventually director Michael S. Horwood whittled it down to a quintet of the most spirited and creative of the student improvisers. Recorded live at the Music Gallery in September 1979, their instrumentation includes trumpet, trombone, piano, percussion, home-made instruments and toy instruments, which puts them in a zone between the boundaries of avant-garde jazz and free-form contemporary classical, a la Le Sonde, New Phonic Art, Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. Screenprinted jackets, two inserts. Edition of 200.