Music Performances

Robin Armstrong’s Music Performances
YB5W0249Robin Armstrong’s MUSIC PERFORMANCES
1974/9/23 Planetary Orbits, Toronto, On., Northern Lights Astrological Conference: Composed, choreographed, and performed.
1975: The Solar System 1975, Toronto Island, On. IAO Research Centre’s Astrologers’ Picnic: Music ,installation and dance performance. Dancers/musicians were the planetary deities who performed the music
and movement of the year: Composed, choreographed, and performed.
1976/Oct.: CKOC Radio, Hamilton, Toronto, On., The Con Stevenson Show (3hrs). Played and discussed the entire album Nuclear War 1984
1977/May: The World Symposium on Humanity,Where, Presented and played, The Celestial Harp for the first time.
1980/Sept.: GLOBAL TV (National), That’s Life. Performed and presented The Celestial Harp.
1983/6/19: The Solar System 1983 music dance performance installation at the IAO Research Centre’s Astrologers’ Picnic, Toronto Island. Dancers/musicians were the planetary deities who performed the music
and movement of the year. Composed, choreographed, and performed.
1987/88: Ephemeris 1987, at Wellington County Museum, Guelph. Performed in this dance music production.
1988/Dec.: CIUT Radio Celebration Starsong with Rene Gelpi featured Explorations on the Celestial Harp.
1989/Dec.: CIUT Radio Celebration Starsong with Rene Gelpi featured Explorations II on the Celestial Harp.
1990/Dec.: CIUT Radio Celebration Starsong with Rene Gelpi featured Explorations III on the Celestial Harp. raharp-cutoout79e1991/Dec.: CIUT Radio Celebration Starsong with Rene Gelpi featured Explorations IV on the Celestial Harp.
1992/1/23: CKLN Radio, Toronto, Zero Point with Scott McLeod’s special contest on music for film and dance performance featured Explorations IV on the Celestial Harp.
1992/Feb-Apr.:CFRU Radio, Guelph, More Art Than Science and On The Edge host Brian Roche featured Explorations IV on the Celestial Harp.
1992/9/13: CIUT Radio Celebration Starsong with Rene Gelpi featured Explorations IV on the Celestial Harp with interview.
1992/9/14: CKLN Radio, Toronto, Sonic Cinema featured Explorations IV on the Celestial Harp. (Baroque Encounter)
1992/9/15: CKLN Radio, Toronto, Open Format featured Explorations IV on the Celestial Harp.
1992/9/16: CKLN Radio, Toronto, Music Gallery featured Explorations IV on the Celestial Harp. (New Sounds on the Block)
1992/9/19: EXPLORATIONS LIVE at the Music Gallery On The Celestial Harp. Composed, performed, & recorded. First public performance of the Celestial Harp
1992/9/23: CKLN Radio, Toronto, Music Gallery with host Allan Davis featured Explorations Live at the Music Gallery on the Celestial Harp. (Flying Dragon)
1993/2/11: CKLN Radio, Toronto, Zero Point with Scott McLeod’s special contest on music for film and dance performance featured Explorations Live on the Celestial Harp.
The cuts used were Awakening, Contact, and Bull & Serpent.
1994/Feb-Apr.:CFRU Radio, Guelph, More Art Than Science & On The Edge host Brian Roche featured Explorations Live & Exploration VI, on the Celestial Harp.
1996/Nov.10: Celestial Harp performance in Maximum Cabaret, Poor Alex Theatre, Toronto
1996/Dec. 6: Heavenly Sisters on the Celestial Harp. Performed at York University, Toronto. Composed and recorded in memorial service for the 14 Montreal students shot in 1989.
1997/Dec.: CIUT Radio featured Four Giants Four Gods, on the Celestial Harp.
1998/Jan.: CIUT Radimask 3000020a2-webo Celebration Starsong with Rene Gelpi featured Four Giants Four Gods, on the Celestial Harp.
1998/3/14: BAMBOO Club, Toronto. Played kpanlogo drum with Kwasi Dunyo’s Kekeli Drum Ensemble accompanying Adam Soloman and his pan-African band Tikisa. This was a memorial performance for Tarig Abubakar.
1998/5/10: African Wedding Toronto: played kpanlogo with Kwasi Dunyo
1998/5/11: CBC National, Benmurgui Live, Toronto. Played Gankogui & Axatsee with Kwasi Dunyo’s Kekeli Drum Ensemble.
1998/6/19-21: Dialog of the Drums Summer Solstice Weekend Retreat. Workshop leader and performer. Drumming I Ching and Star Rhythms, in Wyevale, Ontario,
1998/7/25: Hillside Community Festival in Guelph, African Drumming Workshop performing with Kwasi Dunyo. Special Afro-Japanese Drum Jam performing with Kwasi Dunyo and others.
1998/8/09: Toronto’s Taste of the Danforth Festival performing with Kwasi Dunyo’s Kekeli Drum Ensemble.
1998/8/30: McMichael Art Gallery in Kleinberg: Elemental Forces Family Day Celebration: African Drumming Workshop performing with Kwasi Dunyo
1998/10/24: The State of the Art Astrology Conference, in Toronto. Performance by Martian Thunder, a seven-person percussion ensemble, the band was put together and directed by me for this occasion.
We played An Invocation of the Ancestors composed by me, and some African traditional songs.
1999/5/1: Tweenies Open Stage Gala 99, at the Launch Pad with a Djembe Drumming Ensemble directed by Nicholas Hockin
1999/5/22: Music Workshop Drum Weekend in Thunder Bay, Saturday night performance with Kwasi Dunyo, Sean Jesseau and Michael Szamosi
1999/5/23: Thunder Bay Television News Hour, CKPR & CHFD, Sunday night performance with Kwasi Dunyo, Sean Jesseau and Michael Szamosi. Kpanlogo1aThis was a 4 four minute segment used for the 11 PM Sunday news, and the 6 PM Monday news.
1999/7/29: York Gamelan performance, (Javanese Gamelan) at the Winters college building at York University with Andrew Timar and Nur Intan Murtadza.
1999/08/18: Gamelon performance (Javanese Gamelan) at the Indonesian consulate, in Toronto
1999/9/12: Star Drumming full day workshop at Spirit of the Earth Centre, Balance of Life Gardens, London
1999/12/: University of Toronto Gamelan performance, (Balinese Gamelan) at the Edward Johnson building at the University of Toronto with Annette
1999/12/9: Cameroon drumming performance with Njacko Backo, at Hart House, University of Toronto.
2000/2/11: Gamelan Toronto Gamelan performance, (Javanese Gamelan) at the Indonesian Consulate in Toronto. This was a performance and hands? on workshop for the audience.
2000/2/27: Black History Month: Cameroon Drumming performance with Njacko Backo, at Loretto College, University of Toronto.
2000/3/30: Gamelon Performance (Balinese Gamelon) at University of Toronto.
2000/5/18: Drumming performance with World of Music, at University of Toronto.
2002/12/12: Drumming performance with World of Music, at University of Toronto.
2001/6/16: Dialog of the Drums – Summer Solstice – Star Drumming. Drumming I Ching, star rhythms & dancing the solar system. Full day workshop at Aurora, Ontario
2001/6/22: Gamelan Toronto Gamelan performance, (Javanese Gamelan) at the DuMaurier Theatre in Toronto.

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2001/8/11: Taste of the Danforth celebration. Performance of Cameroon Drumming with Njacko Backo.

2001/9/2: Sound Travels, an experimental music conference, Toronto Islands. Correllation of Music, planetary rhythms and horoscopes with Bruno Degazio
2001/9/22: Dialog of the Drums – Star Drumming. Drumming I Ching, star rhythms & dancing the solar system. Full day workshop at Aurora, Ontario
2001/10/28: Harmonices Vitae, a Concert of Astrological Music, at the Music Gallery, Toronto. Performance of the Celestial Harp. Played two pieces.
2002/2/21: African Musical Traditions at the Royal Ontario Museum. Live performance of Cameroon Drumming with Njacko Backo.
2002 Jun 8: International Drum Festival with Toumkak & Njacko Backo
2002/6/29: Dialog of the Drums –Star Drumming. Drumming I Ching, star rhythms & dancing the solar system. Full day workshop at Aurora, Ontario
2002/8/11-12: Afrofest in Queen’s Park. Performance of Cameroon Drumming with Toumkak & Njacko Backo.
2002/12/12: Drumming performance with World of Music, at University of Toronto.
2003: Teaching ongoing Weekly Drum Classes
2003/5-9: Discover Drumming- Four all day Saturday workshops, in the country outside of Aurora, Ontario.SAfrican Drum eyes openSAfrican Drum-12003 May 23: Teach Drum Class at Rising Sun Healing Centre, Richmond Hill.Toronto
2003 Jun 7-8: International Drum Festival with Toumkak & Njacko Backo
2003-2004: Editor of African Drum, newsletter for Music Africa.
2003/7/5-6: Afrofest in Queen’s Park. Originated and managed the Baba Olatunji Drum Stage. Personally leading one of the Drum Circles
2003: Corporate Drumming Workshop
2004/7/5-6: Afrofest in Queen’s Park. Managed the Baba Olatunji Drum Stage personally leading one of the Drum Circles
2004-2008: Teaching ongoing Weekly Drum Classes.
2007-07-21: Celestial Harp Improv, Star Centre, Aurora, On

2007-10-27: One Day Art Affair, Celestial Harp Performance, New Toronto, On.

2008: Summer Solstice Drumming at Woodhenge
2009-10-28: Celestial Openings with Celestial Harp at Tuscany Event Centre, Aurora, On.
2009-11-28: Rent Party-Celestial Harp,Star Centre, Aurora, On.
2010-06-20: Solstice Star Drumming, Forest Woodhenge, Clarington, On.
2010-06-29: “Music is Magic” concert for Rosicrucians at Masonic Temple, Toronto, On.
2010-07-17: Celestial Harp at Forest Woodhenge
2010-08-21: Star Drumming at Firedance Festival, On..
2012-09-28: Celestial Harp performance at Star Centre, Aurora, On