Scott Thomson is a trombonist and composer who works in Montréal and Toronto. He plays in established groups in many styles, and prizes ad hoc improvising as a way to meet many creative people. He has studied with Roswell Rudd, Jean Derome, Eddie Prévost, and John Oswald. He works extensively with singer and dance artist, Susanna Hood, as a duo, with the Montréal quintet, The Disguises, and with the Toronto quintet, The Rent. Scott and Susanna released the duo recording, The Muted Note: Songs Based on Poems by P.K. Page, on &records in 2013. Scott helped to found the Association of Improvising Musicians Toronto (AIMToronto), where he served as a director until 2009, and co-directs the AIMToronto Orchestra, which was formed for a project with Anthony Braxton in September 2007. Until 2010, Scott was the artistic director of Somewhere There, a performance space for live creative music in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood that he founded in 2007. Scott has composed a series of site-specific works that he calls ‘cartographic compositions’ for mobile musicians and audiences in unconventional performance contexts for which he has had several notable commissions and residencies. Scott Thomson and Susanna Hood were Improvisers-in-Residence through the ICASP project in Guelph, Ontario, in 2012.
"Scott Thomson's trombone at moments practically lifted me out of my body."- Carl Wilson, zoilus.com
"Thomson's trombone blasts are nothing short of spectacular."- Tom Sekowski, Wholenote Magazine
"Scott Thomson, trombonist extraordinaire, plays with Roswell Rudd raucousness but his tone can get eerily whispery." Glen Hall, Exclaim Magazine
"You blow into this end of the trombone and the sound that comes out the other end disrupts the cosmos."- Roswell Rudd