1.松樹千年翠 (Shoju-Sennenno-Midori) in Canada
2. IMOOfest 2018
3. Mystery and Wonder Presents September 23rd.
4. Craig Pedersen Quartet Dates
5. Upcoming Shows.
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松樹千年翠 (Shoju-Sennenno-Midori)
Canadian Tour Dates

Mystery & Wonder is excited to support an exciting multi-disciplinary quartet from Japan in their first tour of Canada.

The project is based on the collaboration of calligraphy, Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) and sound improvisation. Each artist reacts to the unique atmosphere of the given venue while responding to each others movements via live performance. 

View a sample of their work here:

Setstuhi ‘eri’ Shiraishi (Calligraphy)
Oshun Tsukagoshi (Ikebana)
Rieko Fujitaka (Biwa)
Naoto Yamagishi (percussions)

Concert dates:
Friday October 5th - Ottawa, Ontario
General Assembly (5 Fairmont Ave)
with Sound of the Mountain & Mark Molnar
$20 / $10 / $ ???

Saturday October 6th - Montreal, Quebec
Venue TBA
with Sound of the Mountain
$20 / $10 / $ ???

Tuesdau October 9th - NSCAD
with Norm Adams

Please email for more information.


!!! IMOOFEST 2018 !!! Improvised Music Festival in Ottawa, September 21-23

Returning after a three year absence, IMOO Fest 2018 will present three days of jazz and improvised music at multiple venues across Ottawa. Featuring many of the top names from the Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto improvised music communities, IMOO is also very happy to present Tokyo’s Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura as our featured “artists in residence” for the weekend.

IMOO Fest will open with a triple bill at Ottawa's General Assembly on Friday September 21st. It will feature a solo set by trumpeter Natuski Tamura, and Mystery and Wonder's own Elizabeth Millar playing in duo with Adam Saikaley and the Craig Pedersen Quartet.

For more information, and tickets, visit

Mystery & Wonder is excited to present a night of new music in Montréal, featuring some of the musicians whose work we greatly love.  It's an early show, starting at 7:30pm SHARP!  Come for the music, and stay for a hang after.

dimanche le 23 septembre
à Bar Le "Ritz" P.D.B.

Mystery & Wonder présente
une soirée de musique experimentale et sound art

two trumpets, trombone, synthesizer and drums make drone music.  What more could you want?

Esther Bourdages: solo turntable

Anne-F Jacques / Craig Pedersen:
one spins rocks and the other blows air through a tube.  What else could you want? Except, maybe a drone brass band.

$20 / $10 / $?

portes 7pm, musique 7.30pm

Le Ritz PDB is Wheelchair accessible, with a metal ramp on the inside of the front entrance.  The bar is located on the ground floor.  Its entry facing directly onto Jean-Talon O.  Washrooms are also wheelchair accessible and gender-neutral.


After what seems like an impossibly long hiatus, the quartet is happy to have a handful of upcoming shows.

Sept 18 - w. Satoko Fujii "This is It" - Sala Rossa, Montreal

Sept 21 - w. Natsuki Tamura and Saikaley/Millar - IMOOfest / General Assembly Ottawa

Sept 28 - P4B w.Jakob Rehlinger and Paille/Mucci - The Common - Guelph, Ontario.

Sept 29 - Navigable Straits w. Jessica Moss - Sadleir House, Peterborough

Nov 18 - w. Helene Prevost and Nous perçons les oreilles - The Ritz, Montreal. for more details.


Sept 18 - Craig Pedersen Quartet / Satoko Fujii "This is It" - Casa Del Popolo, Mtl
Sept 21 - Craig Pedersen Quartet - IMOOfest, Ottawa
Sept 23 - MW Presents BLDxCraven, Bourdages,  Anne-F/CP - Ritz PDB - Montreal
Sept 29 - Craig Pedersen Quartet - Sadleir House, Peterborough
Sept 29 - Elizabeth Millar / Erick d'Orion - Sotterenea, Montreal

Oct 5 - SOTM & Shoju & Mark Molnar - General Assembly, Ottawa
Oct 6 - Shoju & SOTM -  TBA, Montreal
Oct 14 - MW Presents: Ben Grossman, Fousek/Charuest/Caloia - The Ritz PDB, Montreal 

Oct 11-31: Sound of the Mountain in Japan
Oct 12 - Hirose/Millar, Nakamura/Pedersen - Ftarri, Tokyo
Oct 14 - SOTM w. Yumiko Yoshimoto & Hisaharu Teruuchi - Koenji Goodman, Tokyo
Oct 17 - w. Yong Yandsen - Permian, Tokyo
Oct 20 - trio w. Shinkan Tamaki - OTOOTO, Tokyo
Oct 23 - w. Zhao Cong - Bar Isshee, Tokyo
Oct 24 - SOTM w. Toshimaru Nakamura & Tetuzi Akiyama - Ftarri, Tokyo
Oct 26 - w. Usui Yasuhiro - Nagoya, venue TBA
Oct 28 - SOTM w. Tim Olive - Figya, Osaka
Oct 29 - SOTM w. Tim Olive - Space Eauuu, Kobe

Nov 18 - MW Presents - The Ritz PDB, Montreal.

...more dates to come...

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