Gerry Porter Award for Creative Improvised Music – 2020 and 2022

The Gerry Porter Award for Creative Improvised Music was again announced on July 21, 2022 at the LSPU Hall. Due to COVID-related delays, an award was not given out in 2020 as intended, so there were two prizes to give out this year. Both winners received a cash award of $1000. Congratulations to you guys, and keep keeping it noisy! —Chris McGee

Tiber Reardon is a multi-instrumentalist sound designer based in St. John’s, NL. He creates evocative, ambient soundscapes that elicit a feeling, mood, memory, or image, often all at once. He is an active collaborator with many artists in the music and visual arts community.”

Big Space is an instrumental jazz-rock trio from Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. Featuring guitarist Grant King, bassist Ian Murphy, and drummer Ashley Chalmers, the band plays an original mix of modern jazz with other genres like post-rock, math rock, and progressive rock. Improvisation is a key part of their sound, and the trio is all about taking chances and catching moments of inspiration.”