experimental music

experimental music

Convergence 1

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CONVERGENCE was formed in 1976 by music faculty member Michael S. Horwood as an appendage to the Humber College (Toronto) Ensemble for Experimental Music. Free improvisation had always been a peripheral interest of Horwood's, so a group devoted to this was a natural direction to take. CONVERGENCE's sound is a zone somewhere between the boundaries of avant-garde jazz and free-form contemporary classical music. The name CONVERGENCE was derived from an action painting by Jackson Pollock of the same name. We never really concerned ourselves with what instruments were in the group, but rather the spirit and creativity toward rehearsing and performing. CONVERGENCE'S instrumentation became trumpet, trombone, piano, and percussion (including home-made instruments and toy instruments). It remained that way until we disbanded around 1980. The performers are Michael S. Horwood, John Brownell, Terry Campbell, Christopher Mack and John Merritt. There is no piano in these 3 video clips. They are the only extant video performances (March, 1980) and are all excerpts. A 12-inch Stereo LP (released July, 2012) from another concert is available from Beniffer Editions.