Collected Strands

As a versatile improvisational ensemble, we play a program that is fully improvised. Engaging with a diversity of styles, our music tends to be classical-focused, with influences from the Baroque, Romantic, and Contemporary art music practices, as well as middle-Eastern, folk music, and jazz styles, even while it is created fully in the moment.

The performances we've given have been enthusiastically received, including our previous shows at the NAC, at Carleton University, and at MacKay United Church in 2023, were extremely well-received. Our performances are acoustic and evoke the traditional chamber music sound of a piano trio (violin, cello, and piano), while Mike adds timbrally on drums and percussion in a way that can create a colourful sonic texture or a compelling rhythmic groove. 

Next shows: 

May 22, 2024, 12 noon. DOMS Concert Series 

July 22 and July 23, 12 noon. National Arts Centre, Atrium O'Brien 


Collected Strands performing a workshop for high school students in the Carleton Mini-Course Program (May 2023).

New Recording coming in 2024. While you wait, please check out our video clips!

Collected Strands at the NAC; photo by Curtis Perry

Collected Strands, from left - James McGowan, Raphael Weinroth-Browne, Leah Roseman, Mike Essoudry; photo by Curtis Perry