Friday, November 15, 2013 - 3 p.m.
Free, open to the public.

David Occhipinti: Camera

  • Michael Davidson – marimba
  • Andrew Downing – bass
  • Aline Homzy – violin
  • Peter Lutek – clarinet/bassoon
  • David Occhipinti - guitar, compositions

The celebrated jazz guitarist and chamber-music composer and his eclectic group of clarinet/bassoon, marimba, violin/viola, and cello/bass, leads a multi-faceted masterclass embracing different genres and instrumentations.

David Occhipinti and his Camera Ensemble are touring Canada in November of 2013, in support of David’s recent release, Camera (2012). The tour wraps up with a concert in Toronto (Heliconian Hall) on November 19.

On Camera, David celebrates the combination of contemporary chamber music composition, along with improvisation. The recording features David’s compositions and guitar playing, featured in a unique ensemble consisting of: clarinet, bassoon, guitar, marimba, violin, viola, cello, and bass. The recording also includes a suite for guitar and string quartet.

"David Occhipinti has created an absolute gem [Camera]. His writing is unique, his playing is completely original and stunning.  I just wanted to keep listening… His music is an absolute work of art!" - Jim Hall

Guitarist/composer David Occhipinti has twice been nominated for a Juno award, for his CD Forty Revolutions (2007), and for Duologue (2003), his first of two duo CDs with saxophonist Mike Murley.

As a composer, David has received numerous commissions to compose for solo artists, chamber groups and large ensembles. In 2011, David founded the Walrus Quartet with fellow guitarists: Roddy Ellias, Ted Quinlan and Kim Ratcliffe. David has performed all across Canada, in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and in Italy, where he lived for almost three years. He studied in New York with the legendary jazz guitarist and composer, Jim Hall, during the mid 1990's.

Kailash Mital Theatre
Carleton University
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