Various artistsCEC-PeP / PEP 011 / 2007
Joshua Zubot bio swift current, Saskatchewan, Canada 1978 Joshua Zubot is a musician who spent his younger years honing his skills in the Western Canada. During this time, Josh toured internationally with a violin group called Barrage. Soon after, Josh delved into the world of improvisation and electronic music playing in numerous projects in Calgary, AB. Josh then decided to further his studies in electronic music and moved to Montréal. Residing here for 5 years he has finished his BFA in Electroacoustic Studies and now freelances mainly as a violinist. His main focus of music involves the avant garde and improvisation but also plays klezmer, bluegrass, avant rock, jazz, classical and many more styles. Recently, Josh started coproducing the successful improvising series called Mardi Spaghetti. Along the way, Josh has played with numerous groups and individuals. Some collaborations were with Bernard Falaise, Sam Shalabi, Nicolas Caloia, Rainer Wiens, Gordon Allen, Jesse Zubot, Alexandre St-Onge, Philippe Lauzier, Pierre-Yves Martel, Michael Blake, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Chad VanGaalen, Miles Perkin… Josh has played the Montréal, Calgary, Medicine Hat, L’Off Festival de Jazz de Montréal, Jazz festivals, Suoni Per Il Popolo, Les Francofolie de Montréal, NXNE, Sound Travels (Sound Art Festival in Toronto) as well as numerous festival circuits in Europe.
Saskatchewan (Canada), 1978
- Performer (violin)
On the web
CEC-PeP / PEP 011 / 2007
In the press
Adam Kinner, The Gazette, January 16, 2008It’s almost too easy if these great musicians are playing around the corner from my house.
You know you’re living in a special place when you can walk to the local haunt on a Tuesday night and see great music for free. Last night I happened upon violinist Josh Zubot (of Ka Noo), viola da gambist Pierre-Yves Martel (of Quartetski), and saxophonist/clarinetist Philippe Lauzier (also of Quartetski) playing improvised music at the intimate and stylish Cagibi. The music was richly textured with the sort of organic and shifting development that happens only in improvised contexts. It emanated from a calm of mind and brought the hush of attention to a normally couldn’t-be-bothered audience. It’s almost too easy if these great musicians are playing around the corner from my house. Talk of a regular Tuesday improvised music night at Cagibi was music to my ears. We’ll keep you posted.