Winter 2018

issue # 132

Sound notes

Lina Allemano is Splitting Time

FREAKY AS SHE WANTS TO BE

If Toronto’s avant-jazz and free-improv community has a living room, it’s the Southern Cross Lounge, the front room of the Tranzac Club—a cluttered bandstand with an ancient [...]

Read more » Stuart Broomer »

Joseph Shabason’s patient unravelling

CONTENT IN THE STILLNESS

When we listen to music, are we meant to enter the hearts and minds of those who’ve created it? Or is listening more of an interior experience—of turning inwards and creating space [...]

Read more » BRENNAN MCCRACKEN »

Raven Chacon's Harmonious Language

“I loved the Beatles so much that I totally exhausted listening to their music. I wanted more.” For Raven Chacon, the answer was easy. “I recorded all of their albums on [...]

Read more » Ian Crutchley »

The Ever-Evolving Sounds of Thanya Iyer

The music of Thanya Iyer (the name of the musician–composer as well as of her band) is impossible to define—both for her fans and for herself. “I can’t really place the [...]

Read more » Chaka V. Grier »

Features

Musicworks 132

WHAT'S INSIDE THE WINTER 2018/2019 ISSUE?

The final issue of Musicworks' 40th anniversary year features first-person stories, collaborative creativity, and a hint of chocolate. Buy it now!

 

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Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective: in memoriam . . . Project

A NEW SCORE HONOURS THE PAST

THE EIGHTH PROJECT initiated by the Edmonton-based Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, in memoriam . . . , was nominally about a performance, but soon[...]

Read more » Ian Crutchley »

Trauma of My Mouth

HEAVY METAL FLESH MUSIC

In the spring of 2018, Chinese archeologists announced that they’d unearthed a four-thousand-year-old collection of jaw harps (kouxian in Chinese) at the Shimao ruins, a[...]

Read more » Darcy Spidle »