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Lori Freedman

cl, bcl, *1958 CA, Toronto
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Canadian composer and improvisor of contemporary classical and electroacoustic music. She frequently extends into multidisciplined forms collaborating with dance, theatre and visual artists. Over thirty-five composers have written solo bass clarinet music for her. Just prior to the release of her debut feature solo album Huskless! (Artifact) she received the 1998 Freddie Stone Award for the “demonstration of outstanding leadership, integrity and excellence in the area of contemporary music and jazz.” That cd won her the nomination for the Prairie Music Award 2000 as the “Most Outstanding Classical Recording.” Her second solo album, À un moment donné (Ambiances Magnétiques) has been receiving critical acclaim since its release and was nominated for Best Recording of Musique Actuelle at Prix Opus 2003. Highlights from Freedman’s most recent activities include concerts with Joëlle Léandre, Suzie Ibarra, Iva Bittova, Maggie Nichols, Kaffe Matthews, Steve Lacy, George Lewis, Misha Mengelberg, Evan Parker, Mark Dresser, Joe McPhee, and Fred Frith.

  • Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Bass
  • Soprano sax
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • Classical
  • World
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Glessite on Amber by Lori Freedman & Scott Thomson
Sesquiterpenoids on Amber by Lori Freedman & Scott Thomson
Cadinene on Amber by Lori Freedman & Scott Thomson
Blue Ocean: I. Zairean soukous beat on Hiscott: Blue Ocean: The Music of Jim Hiscott by Jim Hiscott
Maknongan on Bridge by Lori Freedman
Mesh on Ana Sokolović: Folklore imaginaire by Ana Sokolovic & Ensemble Transmission
Barbie's Other Shoe on Lesbian American Composers by Various Artists
Zanzibaric on Amber by Lori Freedman & Scott Thomson
Décombres on Excess by Lori Freedman
Highgate Copalite on Amber by Lori Freedman & Scott Thomson

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
BridgeLori Freedman2009Album
PlumbLori Freedman, Scott Thomson2007Album
Dix Situations PrécairesLori Freedman, James Darling, Diane Labrosse, Gabriel Dionne2006Album
Musicworks 94: Spring 2006Stuart Dempster, Lori Freedman, Steven R. Heimbecker2006Compil.
3Lori Freedman2006Album
Blue Ocean - Music Of Jim HiscottJim Hiscott - Quatuor Molinari, Paul Marleyn, Judith Kehler-Siebert, Lori Freedman, Eric Hansen2004Album
À Un Moment DonnéLori Freedman2002Album
Huskless!Lori Freedman1999Album
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