Open Company

“I’m here to not to tell you what to do…”

When: Monday nights from 8-10 pm from Sept. 30 to Oct. 28 excluding Oct. 14

Where: Art Bar +Projects, 1873 Granville Street, Halifax

Tickets: FREE!

Grouping skilled improvisors of varied traditions to create a spontaneous set of music, followed by a curated improvisation session. Each week Upstream’s Lukas Pearse is joined by a pair of collaborators drawn from the deep well of the Upstream Music Association.

Open Company is an homage to UK improvising guitarist Derek Baily’s long-running Company series, where the artistic and the social merged, with often unforeseeable results. Drawing upon the musicians present, Open Company is an opportunity to hear into the unknown and to test the waters yourself.


Here's the lineup for Open Company! Following their performance, you will be able to join these musicians to improvise and create new music so bring your instrument.

September 30: Lukas Pearse, Geordie Haley & Andrew Miller
October 7: Andrew Jackson, Trombone, Paul St-Amand, Trumpet, Jacques Mindreau, Violin and Lukas Pearse, Bass
October 21: Lukas Pearse, Bass, Gina Burgess, Violin and Suzanne Lemieux, Oboe
October 28: Lukas Pearse, Bass, Ellen Gibling, Harp and Devin Wesley, Bassoon