Bio

Membre actif de la scène musicale à Ottawa, Linsey Wellman est reconnu comme étant un improvisateur créatif et spontané aux saxophones alto et soprano, à la flûte, la flûte alto, la clarinette, et à la basse clarinette. Il est membre de  l’ensemble art-punk Fet Nat, l’hommage à Sun Ra Rakestar Arkestra, le Quatuor Craig Pedersen, le groupe calypso Kobo Town (nominé pour un JUNO), et Gamelan Semara Winangun, tout en faisant partie de nombreux ensembles de musique improvisée et de jazz.  Il a joué et/ou enregistré avec Scott Thomson, Nicolas Caloia, Yves Charuest, Ken Aldcroft, Jesse Stewart, Nonoko Yoshida, Yves Lambert et Ellen McIlwaine.  Son plus récent lancement est Manifesto (pour saxophone alto solo), enregistré en direct à DAÏMÔN (Hull).

Il est cofondateur et codirecteur artistique de la série Improvisation Musicale Ottawa/Outaouais(IMOO).

An active member of the Ottawa music scene, Linsey Wellman is known as a creative and spontaneous improvisor on the alto and soprano saxophones, the alto and standard flutes, the clarinet, and the bass clarinet. He is a member of art-punk ensemble Fet Nat, Sun Ra tribute Rakestar Arkestra, the Craig Pedersen Quartet, JUNO nominated and Polaris Prize longlisted calypso outfit Kobo Town, and Gamelan Semara Winangun, all while taking part in countless improvised music and jazz ensembles.  He has played and/or recorded with such artists as Scott Thomson, Nicolas Caloia, Yves Charuest, Ken Aldcroft, Jesse Stewart, Nonoko Yoshida, Yves Lambert and Ellen McIlwaine.  His latest release is Manifesto for solo alto saxophone, recorded live at DAÏMÔN, (Hull).

He is co-founder and co-curator of the Improvising Musicians of Ottawa/Outaouais (IMOO) concert series.

“Recent publicity suggests that alto saxophonist Linsey Wellman is at the pinnacle of his improvisational powers. That remains to be seen (he may scale greater heights in the future) but even if he never achieves anything better than this album he has ample reason to be proud. This set of seven songs, Manifesto, carves its own niche in the realm of solo alto saxophone performances.” – Raul da Gama (the Whole Note)

“Wellman s’est fait connaître comme membre du Craig Pedersen Quartet et de FetNat mais il brille sur scène peu importe le projet.” –  Alex Pelchat (Voir)

“Unadorned except for his saxophone, Wellman uses repeated and carefully divided lines to vibrate split tones which are somehow both polyphonic and tonic. Using circular breathing he produces equivalent note clusters and glissandi that unroll as if his saxophone is a perpetual motion machine yet subtly vary in pitch, shading and emphasis.” – Ken Waxman (The Whole Note)