Fall 2016

issue # 126

Sound notes

Carmen Braden Raises the Volume on the Subarctic

ICE IN HER VEINS

“I'M JUST GOING TO TOUCH IT ON THE TOP," SAYS CARMEN BRADEN, LOOKING AT A BLACKENED PORCUPINE-LIKE LUMP OF ICE. "WHAT I THINK WILL HAPPEN: IT'S JUST GOING TO FALL APART [...]

Read more » Samia Madwar »

Plumes Deconstructs Grimes

Many Visions: Plumes Deconstructs the Music of Grimes is a genre-spanning music collaboration that seeks to explore and ultimately blur the lines between classical and pop. Thirteen [...]

Read more » Mary Dickie »

The Material Soundscapes of Roarke Menzies

BREATHE IT IN

On a Sunday afternoon this past June I visited Outlet Fine Art, one of many independent galleries and performance spaces that have popped up in and around the Brooklyn neighbourhood of [...]

Read more » Dan Joseph »

Michael Red's Low Indigo

A DEEPER SHADE OF SOUL

Michael Red has been an in-demand DJ and producer since the 1990s, when he was a key instigator of Vancouver’s jungle and drum-and-bass scenes. He presented hugely popular underground [...]

Read more » Nancy Lanthier »

Features

The Musical Lightness of Éric Normand

MAKING A SCENE

The world of improvised music has spawned a core of musician–organizers who have built scenes and networks and record labels to support and extend the music. Few, however, have achieved what Éric[...]

Read more » Stuart Broomer »

The Sound Future of Virtual Reality

EARS IN THE SPHERE

I HEAR A PERCUSSIVE THUD. SOMETHING IS HITTING THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF ME REPEATEDLY. It’s reverberating (I’m in a large room, I guess) and the rhythm is punctuated by frenzied[...]

Read more » Greg J. Smith »

The Musical Worldview of Nick Dourado

FRESH IMMERSIONS

IT'S A DREARY WINTER NIGHT IN TORONTO. It’s already super late—the last of four bands has already played, and the makeshift bar within the makeshift venue has been closed for a[...]

Read more » Nick Storring »

Visions of sound

Erin Gee Sings the Body Electronic

BREATH, SWEAT, AND DATA

    SHOULD YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF IN A CONFINED SPACE WITH ERIN GEE, PREPARE TO BE ENTERTAINED, AND PERHAPS ALSO PUZZLED—AT LEAST BRIEFLY.   [...]

Read more » Alexander Varty »

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