montreal/toronto shruti mini tour

getting a quick coffee @ caffe art java in montreal, the day after my shruti performance @ concordia university’s annual electroacoustic music festival.  wednesday night saw me @ the night bazaar concert series in toronto.  despite a very large snowstorm, we had a respectable turnout for a 3 set evening of improvised music on a school night.

some notes about montreal:

a) the coffee is awesome.  come here and drink it.  thanks ben for hipping me to it via patrick.

b) the music at this festival is also awesome.  i haven’t spent enough time doing concentrated EA listening, and hearing it in a big room with great speakers, and other people is especially great.  there is a great lineup here, check the website and get hip to some of these people if you haven’t already!  thanks very much to eldad tsabary and max and julian stein for putting me up, putting up with me, and inviting me to the festival.

pics to follow….cheers from the sexiest city in canada.

homewreckers and peggy baker

that post title didn’t sound quite right.

i am just finishing work on a new video for german dj trio homewreckers (that’s a still from the video there).  they asked me to do something for “the other side of town”, a track from their new CD, american ruhr.  more info later on where and when you might be able to see it.  a great quote from kodwo eshun on the result: a dialogue for a frame and an edge.

the first of a few scores this year for canada’s national treasure, dancer peggy baker is complete.  earthling will premiere @ the PUSH festival in vancouver, january 22 and 23rd are the performance dates.  more info here if you are in the vancouver area.  i will be making more music and video for peggy later this year for a new full length work.  stay tuned.

work continues on a couple of solo CDs!  slow going but i am really enjoying the minutiae of crafting the sound for these releases.

if you happen to be reading this before january 28th, come down to the tranzac in toronto, where i will be doing my first toronto performance of shruti, the field recording based audio performance i have done in germany, newfoundland, and banff.  each one is different….this performance has been programmed as part of david sait’s and michael keith’s night bazaar series.

…..reading this over i see that the holiday is over.  more to come.

the other side of town video still