Summer 2017

issue # 128

Sound notes

Vicky Chow Is Just Warming Up

PIANO BARS OF THE FUTURE

Against a deep blue, backlit stage, Vicky Chow sat at the baby grand in the Scheuer Auditorium at the Jewish Museum on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in April 2017, flanked by forty [...]

Read more » Kurt Gottschalk »

Bekah Simms’ Music of Discomfort

Bekah Simms likes music that challenges. “I don't want to ever get too comfortable,” she tells me, as we sit down to talk about her work. “I don’t want it ever to [...]

Read more » Sara Constant »

Senyawa plays the music of the universe

THE ROAR AND THE ECHO

On a chilly, rainy Thursday May night, a crowd of sixty or so people, spread unevenly around the pews of Halifax’s Fort Massey United Church, is waiting. OBEY Convention creative [...]

Read more » Daniel Glassman »

Features

Gong Punks and Culture Bombs

Pantayo, HanHan, and Luyos MC are introducing traditional Filipino kulintang to twenty-first-century Canada in very different ways.

Gentle and intense, soothing and exhilarating, traditional Filipino kulintang music provides the kind of richly immersive experience that makes an hour go by in what seems like a minute.[...]

Read more » Mary Dickie »

Inside The National Music Centre

OUT OF THE CABINET, INTO THE SPOTLIGHT: TONTO RIDES AGAIN

The Original New Timbral Orchestra, known simply as TONTO, has been called “a synthesizer the size of Nebraska.” The appearance of this electronic monolith makes an immediate[...]

Read more » Jesse Locke »

Malcolm Cecil and the History of TONTO

THE FOLLOWING STORY WAS PUBLISHED AS PART OF THE SUMMER / FALL 2017 FEATURE "INSIDE THE NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE." 
Malcolm Cecil’s interest in electronics began at age nine,[...]

Read more » Jesse Locke »

The Aural Perspectives of Brodie West

MUSIC IS THE ANSWER

People love a good Jekyll-and-Hyde story, and when it comes to artists, the extreme disparities between their personal and creative lives offer endless fascination. These supposed[...]

Read more » Nick Storring »

Visions of sound

Artificiel’s "Three Pieces With Titles"

EXPLODING SINGULAR THINGS INTO MYRIAD POSSIBILITIES

“I had never seen such new things before. I didn’t even know what a new object could be,” the poet and art critic André Salmon wrote, after visiting the studio of [...]

Read more » Greg J. Smith »

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