ROB CLUTTON Rob Clutton is a Toronto-based composer/performer who works in the intersections of composition and improvisation. As a creative bassist, Rob has dedicated himself to playing original music, and has toured in the USA and Europe with Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot, and the Juno-winning Neufeld Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra (NOJO). Other touring has included Japan, the UK, and the Cervantino Festival in Mexico with the Steve Koven Trio, as well as extensive Canadian performances with various groups including John Millard and Happy Day, Drumheller, the Nick Fraser Quartet and Fides Krucker’s In This Body. This year Rob is grateful to be exploring the intersections of improvisation and composition in Berlin, New York, and Toronto, under the auspices of an Ontario Arts Council “Chalmers Fellowship.”
“A mix of composition and improvisation, meditative moods and fractal bursts worthy of its Gertrude Stein inspiration (“Act so that there is no use in a centre”), this is at once document, signpost and fossil.” – Carl Wilson, Globe And Mail
Go to http://www.robclutton.com to hear some of Rob’s music. This will be an eye- and ear-opening experience!
NEW ADVENTURES IN LISTENING – Film clips from “On The Waterfront” and “Ryan” are posted on the “Study Materials” page for download. With the sound removed, they can be scored as an exercise, and brough in to “Adventures in Listening” for feedback and analysis. Adventures in Listening is a unique opportunity to get unbiased and honest feedback on your ‘in-progress’ or experimental work from a community of your professional peers. Because it is anonymous, it is a risk-free environment. Whether you are an emerging composer or an experienced one, and whether your work is for concert or screen, I encourage you to take advantage of this invaluable resource.