Spring 2010

issue # 106

Sound notes

Kristen Roos

Rides the waves

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY.   Every musician in the world produces invisible waves when making music—such is the nature of sound. Relatively few musicians, [...]

Read more » David Dacks »

Thierry Gauthier

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY   “My artistic evolution,” Thierry Gauthier writes, “has been characterized by the intensity of impulse, immediacy, and [...]

Read more » Richard Simas »

St. John’s, Newfoundland

It’s July 2001 in St. John’s, Newfoundland—the one-hundredth anniversary of Marconi’s successful reception of transatlantic wireless transmissions on Signal Hill. In [...]

Read more » Micheline Roi »

Debashis Sinha

Sketching out Kailash

“La montaña. El cuervo. Cada mota de polvo elevada por mis pasos alberga incontables palabras,” intones the deeply resonant voice, as the rhythmic sound of footsteps fades [...]

Read more » Micheline Roi »


Anna Friz

Sending and receiving

Right off Yonge Street, in the midst of Toronto’s all-night Nuit Blanche art festival, I and some others found respite from the revels in the atrium of a relatively nondescript office building.[...]

Read more » Chris Kennedy »

Yannis Kyriakides

Four encounters in sensory space and musical language

“Why don’t you come by my place and I can sell you the CDs you’re seeking,” said the voice on the phone. It was the spring of 2005, I was in Amsterdam and looking for recordings from the Dutch[...]

Read more » Jason van Eyk »

Charles Stankievech

Sounding empty spaces

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY     Some time ago, a friend and I were talking outside a gallery, when suddenly we saw a bright green object sear through the[...]

Read more » Laura Paolini »


Negotiating the world of online collaboration

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY     They weren’t going to speak with me. Maybe it was just a he or a she, rather than a they. I didn’t know. An e-mail exchange[...]

Read more » Matthew Pioro »

Visions of sound

Avatar Orchestra Metaverse

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY   Avatar Orchestra Metaverse is a global collective making new music within the virtual-reality platform Second Life, an online three- [...]

Read more » Tina M. Pearson »


Iannis Xenakis. Translated by Sharon Kanach. Music and Architecture.

Pendragon Press.

Read more » James Harley »

Seth Kim-Cohen. In the Blink of An Ear: Toward a Non-Cochlear Sonic Art.

Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.

Read more » Laura Paolini »

Louise Gray. The No-Nonsense Guide To World Music.

New Internationalist Publications.

Read more » Nick Storring »

Diane C. Fujino, Editor. Wicked Theory, Naked Practice: A Fred Ho Reader.

University of Minnesota Press.

Read more » Ken Waxman »

Robert Adlington, editor. Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties.

Oxford University Press.

Read more » Ken Waxman »

X Avant Festival. The Music Gallery, Toronto. October 21–25, 2009.

Read more » David Dacks »

Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music. Washington, D.C. September 22–27, 2009.

Read more » Richard Sheehe »

Guelph Jazz Festival. Guelph, Ontario. September 9–13, 2009.

Read more » Ken Waxman »

Jazz em Agosto. Lisbon, Portugal. August 1–2, 6–9, 2009.

Read more » Stuart Broomer »

Rainer Wiens. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors.

Ambiances Magnétiques AM 193.

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Birgit Ulher. Radio Silence No More.

Olaf Bright OBCD 22.

Read more » Ken Waxman »

Toca Loca. P*P.

Centrediscs / Centredisques.

Read more » Allison Cameron »

Saint Dirt Elementary School. Ice Cream Man Dreams.

Barnyard Records BR0309.

Read more » Nick Storring »

Quatuor Qwat Reum Six. Live at Festival NPAI 2007.

Amor Fati FATUM 017.

Read more » Ken Waxman »

Olga Neuwirth and the ICI Ensemble. Who am I? No More.

Neos NEOS 40807.

Read more » Ken Waxman »

Marteau Rouge and Evan Parker. Live.

in situ IS 242.

Read more » Ken Waxman »

Fast ’n’ Bulbous. Waxed Oop.

Cuneiform Records RUNE 277.

Read more » Stuart Broomer »

Nicolas Bernier, Jacques Poulin-Denis. Sur Fond Blanc.

Ekumen EK 009.

Read more » Chris Kennedy »

Jorge Lima Barreto. Zul Zelub.

Clean Feed CF 111 CD.

Read more » Ken Waxman »

Ganesh Anandan and Hans Reichel. Self Made.

Ambiances Magnétiques AM 192.

Read more » Stuart Broomer »

Chris Abrahams and Clare Cooper. Germ Studies for Guzheng and DX7.

Splitrec 19.

Read more » Chris Kennedy »