Bert Power

Bert Power (he/him) is a composer, percussionist, and improvisor from Arnold’s Cove, Newfoundland & Labrador. He studied percussion with Rob Power and Bill Brennan and is studying composition with Andrew Staniland and Clark Ross at Memorial University School of Music. Bert is a co-director of Nova Collective, an ensemble dedicated to the performance of new music in purposeful spaces. He has been involved with Sound Symposium since 2014 as a performer, improvisor, and technical assistant.

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Debashis Sinha

Debashis Sinha (Toronto) has been involved with the world music scene in Canada, garnering multiple Juno nominations along the way. Deeply trained in traditional rhythmic systems from various cultures, Sinha has begun to turn to the world of improvisation and sound art to further explore his traditional percussion instruments. Through questioning the context of world music, he has found a voice that uses traditional techniques coupled with extended techniques of western improvisation and electronics.

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