Solo fanfare: Scott Thomson plays Marlon Kroll

Fonderie Darling is excited to welcome a musical performance by trombone player Scott Thomson as part of Marlon Kroll’s exhibit Revelation. The Montreal based musician offers a semi-improvised performance in reaction to the displayed works. For Marlon Kroll, the wind instrument is a herald of change and arrival. Akin to the human body, its representation is a central element of his work.



Scott Thomson is a Montreal trombonist and composer whose commitment to open improvisation is the basis of much his current work. His songs on texts by others for singer and dance artist, Susanna Hood, have been played in many contexts, some involving her choreography. As a producer, Scott has co-led the Association of Improvising Musicians Toronto, the AIMToronto Orchestra (to work with Anthony Braxton), and the Montreal-Toronto Art Orchestra (to work with Roscoe Mitchell); and he founded the Toronto studio venue, Somewhere There. He has made site-specific works for mobile musicians and audiences in unconventional contexts including, notably, the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Scott currently programs the Guelph Jazz Festival.


The performance will take place in the Small Gallery of Fonderie Darling. Free, no reservation necessary.



Small Gallery

The exhibition Revelation is an invitation to discover the mystical universe and varied art practice of Marlon Kroll. Composed of sculptures, drawings, ceramics, and found objects and seeking connection with the beyond through a strong esoteric component,… See more