Winter 2017

issue # 129

Sound notes

Kamancello explores a new duo dimension

SPIKE MUSIC

“Kamanche means little bow in Kurdish and Farsi,” says Shahriyar Jamshidi, the kamanche player in Kamancello, his Toronto-based duo with cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne. The pair [...]

Read more » Daniel Glassman »

Rebecca Bruton Lets The World In

Rebecca Bruton describes her work as an “understated, Surrealist folk music”—music that’s experimental but also simple, with a sensuousness and a weirdness to it. [...]

Read more » Sara Constant »

Spool: Music in the Margins

CERTAIN LABELS are very much the product of a particular vision and exude cohesion of an almost iconic order—one that even seems to magically weather shifts in taste and approach. ECM [...]

Read more » Nick Storring »

Features

Victoria Composers Cultivate a Place to Listen

COMMUNITY GARDEN

Why has a vibrant community of emerging composers chosen British Columbia’s cozy, scenic capital over more bustling contemporary-music hubs?

THERE'S A DEEP HUSH in the[...]

Read more » Nick Storring »

Saxophonist Karen Ng Sets The Scene

GROUP DYNAMICS

THINK OF ANY STYLE OF MODERN saxophone playing, and chances are Toronto’s Karen Ng has done it, and done it beautifully. Her tone can be eerily high and pure, rich and fluid, deep[...]

Read more » Mary Dickie »

The Sonic Transmissions of Geronimo Inutiq

MIXTAPE LIVING

Winter was ending. You could tell, because the sun had returned. Geronimo Inutiq borrowed his sister’s Ski-Doo and rode it past the Iqaluit city limit. The horizon stretched out in all[...]

Read more » Crystal Chan »