Artists Scott Thomson

Scott Thomson is an improvising trombonist and composer based in Montréal. He works extensively with singer and dance artist, Susanna Hood, and writes songs for her based on published authors’ texts to be played in many contexts, from duo to octet and sometimes including her choreography. Monicker (with Arthur Bull and Roger Turner), for example, exemplifies Scott’s commitment to open improvisation. He co-founded the Association of Improvising Musicians Toronto (AIMToronto) in 2004 and served as a director until 2009, and co-directed the AIMToronto Orchestra, formed for a project with Anthony Braxton in 2007. In 2016, he convened the Montréal-Toronto Art Orchestra to play Roscoe Mitchell’s music. He founded Somewhere There, a Toronto creative music venue that hosted 850 concerts during his tenure, 2007-10. Scott has composed a series of site-specific works, ‘cartographic compositions’ for mobile musicians and audiences in unconventional performance contexts including, notably, the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Scott programs the Guelph Jazz Festival.

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Scott Thomson

1975

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

  • Composer
  • Performer (trombone)
  • Improviser

Associated groups

On the web

Scott Thomson [Photo: Frank Rubolino, 2017]
Scott Thomson [Photo: Frank Rubolino, 2017]
  • Ensemble SuperMusique, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Terri Hron, Martin Tétreault, Philippe Lauzier, Scott Thomson, Émilie Girard-Charest [Photo: Ida Toninato, Montréal (Québec), January 2019]
  • From left to right, in the back: Isaiah Ceccarelli, Vergil Sharkya’, Alexandre St-Onge, Preston Beebe. In front: Joane Hétu, Jean Derome, Scott Thomson, , Philippe Lauzier, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, , Craig Pedersen [Photo: Céline Côté, November 22, 2018]
  • From left to right, in the back: Isaiah Ceccarelli, Vergil Sharkya’, Alexandre St-Onge, Preston Beebe. In front: Joane Hétu, Jean Derome, Scott Thomson, , Philippe Lauzier, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, , Craig Pedersen [Photo: Céline Côté, November 22, 2018]
  • From left to right, in the back: Isaiah Ceccarelli, Vergil Sharkya’, Alexandre St-Onge, Preston Beebe. In front: Joane Hétu, Jean Derome, Scott Thomson, , Philippe Lauzier, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, , Craig Pedersen [Photo: Céline Côté, November 22, 2018]
  • From left to right, in the back: Isaiah Ceccarelli, Vergil Sharkya’, Alexandre St-Onge, Preston Beebe. In front: Joane Hétu, Jean Derome, Scott Thomson, , Philippe Lauzier, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, , Craig Pedersen [Photo: Céline Côté, November 22, 2018]
  • From left to right, in the back: Isaiah Ceccarelli, Vergil Sharkya’, Alexandre St-Onge, Preston Beebe. In front: Joane Hétu, Jean Derome, Scott Thomson, , Philippe Lauzier, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, , Craig Pedersen [Photo: Céline Côté, November 22, 2018]
  • From left to right, in the back: Isaiah Ceccarelli, Vergil Sharkya’, Alexandre St-Onge, Preston Beebe. In front: Joane Hétu, Jean Derome, Scott Thomson, , Philippe Lauzier, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, , Craig Pedersen [Photo: Céline Côté, November 22, 2018]
  • From left to right, in the back: Isaiah Ceccarelli, Vergil Sharkya’, Alexandre St-Onge, Preston Beebe. In front: Joane Hétu, Jean Derome, Scott Thomson, , Philippe Lauzier, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, , Craig Pedersen, Émilie Girard-Charest [Photo: Céline Côté, November 22, 2018]

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