The artists in the Winter 2019 issue are connected through the sonic mycelium of Musicworks! Buffy Sainte-Marie unravels the little-known stories behind her groundbreaking 1969 album Illuminations, an innovative sonic elixir of acoustic and electronic sounds; meet Canadian experimentalists whose primary tools are period instruments—Pierre-Yves Martel (viola di gamba), Jennifer Thiessen (viola d’amore), and Wesley Shen (harpsichord); Vancouver-born, New York-based cellist Julia Kent traces her creative journey from in-demand collaborator to performer-composer of beautifully dense and atmospheric solo works; Saskatchewan-born, Kobe, Japan-based improvisor Tim Olive moved from indie rock into more experimental / improvised music and is committed to creating spaces and opportunities for improvising musicians from different background to collaborate and inspire each other; San Francisco-born, Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist Tosca Terán is collaborating artistically with algae, physarum polycephalum, and mycelium, translating biodata from non-human organisms into music. Also: electroacoustic composer Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi gets busy; saxophonist Bea Labikova expresses the sonic geography of her most recent stay in Qikiqtaaluk in words, image, and music; check out Indonesian experimental label Hasana Editions.
On the CD: Discover 10 new or previously unreleased tracks on the Musicworks 135 CD.
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