Spring 2016

issue # 124

Sound notes

Tenzier: History Outside the Margins

“There’s a group of students who used a term I really liked: countermemory,” Tenzier founder Eric Fillion tells me over Skype from Montreal. “I almost like that better [...]

Read more » Kristel Jax »

Juan Camilo Vásquez’ Calíope (canto de las abejas)

FIRST-PLACE WINNER, MUSICWORKS’ 2015 ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPOSITION CONTEST

YOU DON'T HAVE TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MATHEMATICAL HYPERSURFACES or guitar architecture to enjoy the dense sparkle, relentless energy, and intelligent swarm behaviour of Juan Camilo V [...]

Read more » Jennie Punter »

Sonic City

FIRST-PLACE WINNER, MUSICWORKS’ 2015 “SONIC GEOGRAPHY” WRITING CONTEST

We presume hush because business has yet to come. People stand, the movement of feet inaudible Over the creeping perception of noise An indistinguishable hum pervading the [...]

Read more » Imogene Newland »

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb's Open-Heart Tunings

        There’s a faint but persistent ringing coming from the southwest corner of Ayelet Rose Gottlieb’s Vancouver apartment. We [...]

Read more » Alexander Varty »

Features

Christine Duncan Unleashes the Elements

LIFT UP YOUR VOICES

IT ALL CAME BACK SO FAST: the Whip, the Punch, the Elements. All those gestures unlocked my voice and made it respond exactly as it was supposed to—even after a five-year absence[...]

Read more » Jonathan Bunce »

The Creative Constructions of George Lewis

COMMUNITY VOICES

“THIS PIECE HAS A NEW NAME,” ANNOUNCED GEORGE LEWIS, composer, trombonist, writer, and professor, speaking from the stage of the Community Church of New York. “I[...]

Read more » Kurt Gottschalk »

Kaie Kellough Sounds It Out

LANGUAGE ACTS

IT’S 2016, YET I FIND MYSELF SPENDING an inordinate amount of time talking about artistic output from the ’70s and ’80s. It was in the latter decade that esteemed[...]

Read more » Dalton Higgins »

Lindsay Dobbin beckons the voices inside

THE DRUM IS LISTENING

Lindsay Dobbin grew up on New Brunswick’s Kingston Peninsula on a plot of ancestral farmland worked by seven generations. Family history, for her, is a lived experience. “I[...]

Read more » Andrew Patterson »