Spring 2017

issue # 127

Sound notes

Craig Aalders’ el8dEra 3m

FIRST-PLACE WINNER, MUSICWORKS' 2016 ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPOSITION CONTEST

Ice cracking and melting; a forest by the coast; a dream; breath lingering in the cold air—these are some of the images that come to mind when listening to Vancouver composer Craig [...]

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Tom Wayman’s “Elemental Musics: Selkirk Mountains”

FIRST-PLACE WINNER, MUSICWORKS 2016 SONIC GEOGRAPHY WRITING CONTEST

1. ARIA   Alpine wind in the stunted firs half whispers an austere wistfulness with overtones of regret at being compelled by a harsh [...]

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All-Set! Editions: Essentially Not Jazz

LABEL PROFILE

Dapper Toronto imprint All-Set! Editions may be a newcomer to the subterranean ecosystem of experimental music distribution, but it already has a clearer sense of self than other more [...]

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Features

Thin Edge New Music Collective Joins the Circus

STEP RIGHT UP

 

Last year, pianist Cheryl Duvall and violinist Ilana Waniuk joined the circus. This did not involve playing instruments while hanging from a trapeze, but like many big-top acts[...]

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The Astral Excursions of John Mills-Cockell

DREAM TRIPPING

The imagination of electronic composer John Mills-Cockell exists in a liminal space. His music, with its neon-pastoral glow, feels neither jarringly futuristic nor soothingly nostalgic.[...]

Read more » Jesse Locke »