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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Eighty-five scores celebrate Pauline Oliveros

STILL DEEP LISTENING

Still Listening: New Works in Honour of Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016) is a project initially conceived to mark Oliveros’ eighty-fifth birthday on May 30, 2017. Eighty-five artists were [...]

Read more » Lawrence Joseph »

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 [...]

Read more » Nick Storring »

Features

Roscoe Mitchell and the Montreal-Toronto Art Orchestra

EXTENDING THE CONVERSATION

The year 2017 is being widely celebrated as the centenary of jazz, marked by the hundredth anniversary of the music’s first recordings, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band’s “Livery[...]

Read more » Stuart Broomer »

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[...]

Read more » Jennie Punter »

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.[...]

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Visions of sound

Amanda Dawn Christie’s Requiem for Radio

PRESS PAUSE

In 2012 the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) began to tear down its Radio-Canada International towers in Sackville, New Brunswick (home to some 6,000 people and best known as the locale [...]

Read more » Kiva Reardon »