Winter 2009

issue # 105

Sound notes

Joëlle Léandre

Improvisation is my life

For Joëlle Léandre it all begins and ends with the double bass. After playing the often unwieldy bull fiddle from the age of nine and carefully studying its intricacies, she [...]

Read more » Ken Waxman »


FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY   A sonic spectre is haunting Milan’s music scene. That ghostly presence is Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901), Italy’s best- [...]

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Extermination Music Night

Try not to get busted

It’s quarter past midnight in late May 2008. Storm clouds loom but hold, on this surprisingly humid night. I open the garage, grab my bike and check my backpack: flashlight, five cans of beer,[...]

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Nicole Lizée invites us to hear things her way

Surrealist collagist

Nicole Lizée is a huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock, science-fiction films, and Lars von Trier, the maverick Danish director whose Dogme (dogma), about film, inspires her own[...]

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Tom Zé

Fusing polarities

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY     The romantic Brazil—the one that ensnares tourists—does not include the Brazilian Northeast. Miles from Rio de[...]

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James Rolfe


FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY. I first met James Rolfe nearly twenty years ago, when we were finalists in the 1990 edition of the CBC National Radio[...]

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Visions of sound

Eve Egoyan and David Rokeby's Surface Tension

collaborative interarts

Surface Tension is a thirty-five-minute collaborative interarts work that the two of us (pianist Eve Egoyan and installation artist David Rokeby) created for Disklavier piano and [...]

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Paul Steenhuisen. Sonic Mosaics. Conversations with Composers.

Edmonton, Alberta. University of Alberta Press.

Read more » Allison Cameron »

empreintes DIGITALes turns twenty


Read more » John Keillor »

Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon. Ulrichsberg, Austria. April 30–May 2, 2009.

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Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival. Montreal, Quebec. June 3–30, 2009.

Read more » Deanna Radford »

Open Ears Festival. Kitchener, Ontario. April 24–May 3, 2009.

Read more » Megan-Fay Rothschild »

MUTEK_10. Montreal, Quebec.

May 27–31, 2009.

Read more » Andrea Ayotte »

awashawave. Mississauga, Ontario.

April 9–May 31, 2009.

Read more » Laura Paolini »

Zeitkratzer and Carsten Nicolai. Electronics.

Zeitkratzer Records ZKR 004.

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Strotter Inst. Minenhund.

Hinterzimmer/Public Guilt.

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Cyrill Schläpfer. Die Waldstätte.

CSR Records 90732.

Read more » René van Peer »

Richard Pinhas and Merzbow. Keio Line.

Cuneiform Records RUNE278/279.

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Pichelin, Charles, Grydeland. North of the North.

SOFA 525

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Toshimaru Nakamura and Mark Trayle. Stationary. Miguel A. Garcia. Armiarmak.

Creative Sources Recordings CS 141. RMO Productions.

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Gen Ken Montgomery. Drilling Holes in The Wall. Gen Ken Montgomery. Balls (3" CD-R)

Monochrome Vision mv17. Banned Production.

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Annette Krebs and Rhodri Davies. Kravis Rhonn Project. Max Eastley and Rhodri Davies. Dark Architecture.

Another Timbre Byways at-b02 (CD-R).

Read more » Stuart Broomer »

Halliwell and Patterson. Terrain.

Confront Collectors Series CCS8.

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Darbazi. Vakhtanguri.


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John Butcher. Resonant Spaces.

Confront 17.

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