Fall 2019

issue # 134

Sound notes

The Quiet Waves of Silla and Rise

INTERGALACTIC INTERACTION

In early 2016 Ottawa-based DJ, producer, and dancer Eric Vani, aka Rise, was hired to create music to be played at the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Nature Nocturne—a themed-evening [...]

Read more » Chaka V. Grier »

Sami Blanco’s Experimental Atmospheres

Yellowknife-based experimental electronic-music artist Sami Blanco plays me a snippet of a soundbank he made for late-night broadcast on Yellowknife’s francophone radio station, CIVR-FM [...]

Read more » Laura Stanley »

Mystery & Wonder Records: Extending the Sound

A striking musical and visual aesthetic distinguishes Mystery & Wonder Records from other artist-curated labels. The recordings are concise yet complete musical statements. High-definition [...]

Read more » Lawrence Joseph »

Features

What's inside Musicworks 134?

IN ONE CURIOUS EAR AND OUT THE OTHER

The artists in the Fall 2019 issue expand their perspectives through innovative collaborations and combos—they just can’t get enough! Order Musicworks 134 now.

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Laraaji, Forever Expanding in Experimental Directions

ZITHER JOY

New Age legend Laraaji has soared through a five-decade artistic voyage, propelled by the fiery spirit of positivity that’s represented by his trademark orange clothes. The[...]

Read more » Jesse Locke »

Ana Sokolović wants you to enjoy her imagination

THE MUSIC OF EVERYTHING

“Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms / Inside your head, and people in them, acting.”

 

These lines from “The Old Fools,” English postwar poet[...]

Read more » Holly Harris »

Amy Brandon is Capturing Intimate Chaos

SHAPES IN THE ROOM

The first time I met guitarist-composer Amy Brandon, we talked about the lineage of a particular sound.

           

Her 2019 composition Mimic—written[...]

Read more » Sara Constant »