Subtle Lip Can

Isaiah Ceccarelli: percussion
Bernard Falaise: electric Guitar
Josh Zubot: violin

Subtle Lip Can was formed on a cold Tuesday night during Mardi Spaghetti, a Montréal improvisational music series at the venue Le Cagibi. The music created by these three comrades felt so fresh, new and natural that they decided on the spot to continue playing together. The Subtle Lip Can trio consists of Isaiah Ceccarelli (percussion), Bernard Falaise (electric guitar) and Josh Zubot (violin). All three are active members of Montréal’s fervent improvisational community. The textures they create are unique, rich and cover a wide dynamic scope, from contemplative soundscapes to frantic climaxes. Their first self-titled album as a trio was released in 2010 and was recorded live in Frédéric Boudreault’s studio on Avenue Papineau.

Isaiah Ceccarelli is a drummer, improviser, composer and singer living and working in Montréal. He participates in numerous creative music projects with artists including Michel F. Côté, Pierre-Yves Martel, Lori Freedman, Jean Derome and Philippe Lauzier. Isaiah composes for his own groups (Bréviaire d’épuisements, Lieux-dits, De cælo servare) and for ensembles and musicians such as VivaVoce, Ensemble Kô, Jennifer Thiessen, Charity Chan and the University of Redlands New Music Ensemble (California).

Composer, improviser and guitarist Bernard Falaise has some surprisingly varied musical activities, from pop album production (Marie-Jo Thério, Jorane) to contemporary music composition. This Montréaler is a member of several bands including Klaxon Gueule, Papaboa, Miriodor, Les Projectionnistes and Barnyard Drama. Falaise's second solo CD – Clic (2007), consists of compositions for a band and won the best new music record Opus award in 2008.

Joshua Zubot grew up in Saskatchewan and at one time worked the music scene in Calgary, AB. He then decided to move to Montréal to complete his BFA in Electroacoustic composition. He has shared the stage with artists such as Jean Derome, Myra Melford, Sam Shalabi, Fred Frith, Martha Wainwright, Lori Freedman and many others. Joshua is one of the founders of Montreal's weekly improvised music series Mardi Spaghetti.