Gallery: Performances & Surroundings

Image posts on are broken into two categories: Performances and Surroundings. Make your choice from the drop-down menu under the white ball in the menu above.

For additional Live-Performance Portraits, you can also visit Gallery O on . As you would in MS Word, use <Ctrl F> to search images by year (1981 to recent) or musicians’ names; a Search window will open for you, but its location varies according to your device.

Berlin 2014: Bikini Orchestra


Covering concerts and music festivals in search of creative improvised music often involves travelling off the beaten track. Particularly in Europe, small villages and mid-size cities are the sites of many well-known and popular festivals that draw musicians and audiences from the world over to share sounds.

We adopted the German word Wanderweg to describe our walks in the often-limited time before or between individual concerts and festivals. These Surroundings posts are an evolving album of Wanderwegs in many locations, including close to home, which sustain our inspiration. Here are some examples:

Simcoe, Ontario 2020: Sunflower Farm
Below: Helsinki and Porvoo 2018. Bottom: St Johann in Tirol 2017

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