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Mycellium Running
Tectonach (live)
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Past Shows

Sat. November 14th 2015
@  Royal BC Museum 675 Belleville Street, Victoria BC (All Ages)
Sonic Mimicry Workshop LaSaM, Tina Pearson, Paul Walde
Sat. November 14th 2015
@  Royal BC Museum (All Ages)
Sonic Mimicry Workshop Tina Pearson, Paul Walde, LaSaM
Wed. May 12th 2010
@  Knox Presbyterian Church (All Ages)
"And Beethoven Heard Nothing" LaSaM
Sun. January 17th 2010
@  Durrance Lake (All Ages)
LaSaM, Grace Salez
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experimental-avant garde-improvisation from Victoria BC
Label: independent
Available for Shows/Gigs - Confirmed: Jul. 1, 2019 (Awaiting Update)

Contact Details

Tina Pearson
LaSaM (Victoria, BC, Canada) is an eclectic ensemble of composer-performers that creates and performs acoustic, electro-acoustic and electronic new music from an approach grounded in creative improvisation. LaSaM designs performance events that bring attention to the many ways we listen and that sometimes foster an enhanced engagement between performers and audience.

Audiences have called LaSaM concerts “exquisite”, absolutely beautiful”, “brilliant” “mesmerizing” and “powerful”.

As well as presenting the collaborations of its members, LaSaM regularly programs unique versions of works by composers whose innovation and spirit have profoundly influenced the practice of creative music making in recent times. These composers have included Alvin Lucier, John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, James Tenney, Earle Brown, Alvin Curran, Gavin Bryars, Martin Bartlett and others. LaSaM has also presented re-imagined versions of compositions by JS Bach, Ludwig Van Beethoven and traditional works from many cultures.

LaSaM has presented events in Victoria as part of the Victoria Symphony's New Currents Festival, has been hosted by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, The Royal BC Museum, Open Space, Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver) Surrey Art Gallery (Surrey, BC) and the Legacy Art Gallery, and self-produced events at Metro Studio, Grace Lutheran, Knox Presbyterian and St John the Divine Churches, Orange Hall, Fort Street Cafe, Durrance Lake, and other locations.

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Mycellium Running
Tectonach (live)
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Current Lineup

Tina PearsonDirector, composer-performer2007-present
George TzanetakisDirector, composer-performer, tech director2007-present
Paul WaldeDirector, composer-performer2012-present


Status: Available for Shows/Gigs
Available for ensemble performances (duo to quintet) including flute, voice, saxophone, clarinet, electric bass and other winds/reeds on short notice. Available for larger projects and performances of composed work with minimum 2 months notice. - Last confirmed Jul. 1, 2019