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MUSICWORKS New Issue
Issue No. 101 Summer 2008
July 14, 2008
This issue features an in-depth take on LOUIS DUFORT and his stunning videomusic piece, Épochè. Created in 3D programming and presented on a huge screen, the piece encapsulates the idea of sound as duration and movement in space. Dufort’s ongoing project is to present music as an aural and experiential phenomenon. A member of the Montreal Sound Matter collective, Dufort’s work explores the themes of extreme movement (with experimental choreographer Marie Chouinard), immersive music, and biological structures.
ANN SOUTHAM is interviewed by pianist Eve Egoyan. The landmark composer, who has written for solo piano and modern dance, discusses the minimalist process as a genetic code, and the intricate process of composition-by-hand – a kind of traditional woman’s work.
Electronic sound artist CHRIS BRYAN – a.k.a. 3x3is9 – discusses DIY sound generation and digital synesthesia with David McCallum. The one-time euphonium student upholds no conventions – he improvises to generate raw material, then meticulously reworks the sounds with field recordings and manipulated visual elements.
The accomplished KYLE GANN – composer, former Village Voice columnist and Bard College professor – discusses his latest composition, Sunken City, with Gayle Young and David McCallum. Gann, a new music historian, is a self-described “pitch and rhythm guy,” exploring multiple tempos and microtonal tunings.
In the Profile section, you’ll find the creative vocalist MAGGIE NICOLS. Nicols, who started out singing with drummer John Stevens and the Spontaneous Music Ensemble in the late 1960s, sees music as a social binding process – a way to build community. The workshops and meetings she organizes are meant to nurture a spirit of creative openness.
In our Commentary section, cellist Tilman Lewis (of AIMToronto) discusses the Mississauga Sound Map and the delicate art of recording the urban soundscape. Tilman talks about the roots of soundmapping, and what it means to document a city’s auditory signature.
Writer Ken Waxman guides a musical tour of Mulhouse, France in our Sonic Geography column.
We review John Luther Adams, Morton Feldman, HRSTA, and many more.
Our Visions and Sound section stars MARLA HLADY, whose mixed-media Playing Piano is explained, photographed and recorded for your pleasure.
As always, this month’s MUSICWORKS experience includes a listening component. Enjoy the works of our featured artists as you read their words – all of them are featured on the accompanying CD – available with subscription.
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