Spring 2011

issue # 109

Sound notes

Cléo Palacio-Quintin

Takes performance to the future on her hyper-flute

“My work as a composer is eminently solitary. I feel like an island, but each island is a world, and in turn I am composed of these many worlds.” This is how Montreal composer, [...]

Read more » Richard Simas »

Émilie Payeur

Winning electroacoustics

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY   Émilie Payeur is young and inspired. “Electroacoustic music is a different kind of music,” she says. “To me, [...]

Read more » Ted Harms »

Camino De Santiago De Compostela

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY   In the spring of 2010 we undertook a walk to Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, a pilgrimage site since the Middle Ages. It [...]

Read more » Stuart and Cherie Broomer »

Matt Rogalsky

Builds a radio-fed choir of candy-coloured electric guitars

It’s supposed to be beautiful, but I can’t shake the feeling of there being something ominous about this. Imagine you’re approaching an installation by Matt Rogalsky, and [...]

Read more » David McCallum »


Paul Walde Subverts Nature as Culture

The column of light is beamed directly into the sky. As if intended to summon some celestial visitor, the beam of photons is emitted from a circle of glowing discs, placed in the most unassuming[...]

Read more » Jonathan Bunce »

Dániel Péter Biró

Convolves sound in concert music

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY     Composer Dániel Péter Biró talks about his work in long, lucid sentences. He takes his time, he doesn’t double back or[...]

Read more » Elissa Poole »


Develops electronic tools for musicians

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY     Maybe someone would have been able to guess what I was getting myself into when I left for STEIM in The Netherlands. After[...]

Read more » Glen Hall »

Visions of sound

Tristan Perich’s 1-Bit Symphony

Fuses form and content

Tristan Perich’s 1-Bit Symphony (2009–10) is an electronic composition in five movements on a single microchip housed in a CD jewel case. 1-Bit Symphony is not a recording in the [...]

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How To Make A Fuzzbox

Soldering your way to distortion

Read more » Rob Cruickshank »

On the CD

Musicworks 109 CD

Musicworks 109 CD

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