j o e s o r b a r a [ d o t ] c o m  .   p r o j e c t s   .   a b a k o s

ken aldcroft . guitar, effects
tania gill . pianos
pete johnston . bass
germaine liu . percussion
keegan lutek . trumpet
wes neal . bass
paul newman . tenor saxophone
karen ng . alto saxophone
tom richards . trombone
joe sorbara . drums, percussion

ken aldcroft . guitar    tania gill . piano    pete johnston . bass    germaine liu . percussion    keegan lutek . trumpet    wes neal . bass    paul newman . saxophones    karen ng . saxophones    tom richards . trombone    joe sorbara . drums, percussion

Abakos is a modular composition conceived as a sort of obstacle course for creative improvising musicians. It consists, at present, of nine distinct compositions (or obstacles). For each performance, any number of these are arranged in any order by an ensemble of musicians according to their creative needs, their current interests, their strengths and weaknesses as performers, their sense of adventure as individuals and as an ensemble.

Just as the piece itself is endlessly re-configurable, so too is the ensemble. The remarkably creative musicians listed here form a pool from which any combination of players can, hopefully, be drawn to form an ensemble to play Abakos together. This will as likely be a trio or quintet as the full collective. We'll hear and see what happens.



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[ i ] bio

[ ii ] events

[ iii ] projects

the imperative  

my misshapen ear  

abakos  

other foot first  

the imaginary percussion ensemble  

paul dutton & joe sorbara  
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remnants trio  

squash recipe  

[ iv ] discography

[ v ] gallery

[ vi ] contact






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