Summer 2016

issue # 125

Sound notes

The Idiosyncratic Musicality of Marc Sabat

O FRABJOUS DAY!

The emergence of Arnold Schoenberg’s twelve-tone technique in the early 1920s not only presented an altogether new conception of pitch in music, it also prompted a dramatic and [...]

Read more » Nick Storring »

Ayo Leilani Interrogates the Beats

WITCH PROPHET

“Eh Yo! Eh Yo, Leilani!,” she heard as she walked down a bustling New York City street. Turning around to see a friend calling out to greet her in the way that only the hip-hop [...]

Read more » Francesca D’Amico »

Ocean Bug and Bird Songs

THIRD-PLACE WINNER, 2015 SONIC GEOGRAPHY WRITING CONTEST

BORN CONFUSED. FLY AT LIGHT. Tonight you June bugs pelt my office window in a relentless barrage—desperate wings fanning air that will not hold and tap-tap-tap-tap-tap on the glass. I [...]

Read more » Darcy Spidle »

Features

The Shapeshifting Sounds of Gabriel Dharmoo

CARNATIC MUSE

After experiencing Anthropologies Imaginaires, it’s hard to imagine that just a few years ago Gabriel Dharmoo, its creator and performer, was reluctant to use his[...]

Read more » Alexander Varty »

crys cole amplifies personal space

INTROSPECTIVE LISTENING

I first saw crys cole perform in a tiny gallery in Winnipeg’s Chinatown. Seated with a contact mike, a pane of glass, and little else, cole reflected the minimalism of her setup[...]

Read more » Kristel Jax »

Public Recordings' what we are saying

THE CHOREOGRAPHY OF LISTENING

“Is being together possible?” The first words spoken in what we are saying, a sound­–dance piece by the Toronto-based experimental performance company Public[...]

Read more » Christopher Willes »

New Stages For New Music

THE EVOLUTION OF WEIRD

Intense purple LED light washes over the Thin Edge New Music Collective (ABOVE PHOTO) as they scramble to soundcheck, seeming to heighten the chaotic mood at Long[...]

Read more » David Dacks and Peter Burton »

Visions of sound

Dasha Rush: Dark Hearts of Space

EVENT HORIZON

The prospects are grim for a person who has fallen into a black hole. The gravitational forces exerted by these mysterious regions of space are so strong that nothing—not even light [...]

Read more » Greg J. Smith »

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