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Mon. August 5th 2013
Kozmik Zoo Vancouver BC (All Ages)
Darren Williams, Francois Houle
Fri. September 25th 2009
1067 Vancouver BC (All Ages)
Kristian Naso, Darren Williams, Jeff Younger, Russell Sholberg
Tue. June 30th 2009
1067 Vancouver BC (All Ages)
Katheryn Ladano , Darren Williams, Jesse Gentes , Rachael Wadham, Destanne Lundquist , Dave Chokroun
Sat. May 9th 2009
1067 Vancouver BC (All Ages)
, Darren Williams, Ben Brown, Dave Chokroun, , Joe Rzemeniak
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Darren Williams

Active / Available - Confirmed: Jan. 24, 2007 (Awaiting Update)

Improvised musics (jazz, pop, Latin, freaky, etc.) from Victoria BC
Instruments: Saxophone, Bassoon details

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Darren is a musical performance graduate from Toronto where he studied contemporary improvisation at York University with Professor Casey Sokol. Since 1997 Williams has been active as a performer devoted to musical improvisation in all its manifestations. Concert appearances have included collaborations with John Oswald, Eugene Chadbourne, Ig Henneman, Lori Freedman, and John Abram. As a diverse instrumentalist Williams explores timbral possibilities and various extended techniques on his saxophones with a penchant for reinvention of popular musical forms. Williams has been involved in a number of ensembles over the years, most notably as a member of Robots On Fire, which recently played in Victoria at the prestigious Open Space Gallery. Featuring the somewhat conventional instrumentation of trumpet, tenor sax, drums, and bass, The Robots are known for high-energy improvisations, and tender yet eviscerating versions of protest songs and pop tunes. Darren is also director and curator for nach Hause; a concert series devoted to the presentation of improvised and/or experimental music provided by local and international artists.

Wiliams' other current/recent ensembles include:

Saboga Bay (
Hurricane Felix and the Southern Twisters
The Fernwood Difficult Music Society
The Crawling Fantastic
Chad Van Gaalen

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Past Projects

The 30 Cent PlayersWriter / Performer2005-2006
Robots on Firesaxophone
Available for paid gigs
Available for serious projects
Available for lessons


Listing last updated/confirmed Jan. 24, 2007