On the Cover: “Ana Sokolović Wants You to Enjoy her Imagination” by Holly Harris
Features: “Charlie Morrow, Sonic Nomad” by Bart Plantenga
“Nadah El Shazly’s Music from Invented Places” by Mary Dickie
“Laraaji, Forever Expanding in Experimenal Directions” by Jesse Locke
“Amy Brandon is Capturing Intimate Chaos” by Sara Constant
“The Restless Sonic Architecture of William Kuo” by Nick Storring
Sound Bites: “Sami Blanco’s Experimental Atmospheres” by Laura Stanley
“The Quiet Waves of Silla and Rise” by Chaka V. Grier
“Editor’s Note: Greedy Music” by Jennie Punter
Reviews of music from: John Heward Quintet, Harris Eisenstadt / The Fictive Five, Lori Freedman, Mark Takeshi McGregor, Music In The Barns, Tim Olive / Martin Tétreault / Doreen Girard, Lance Austin Olsen / Gil Sansón, and Toshiya Tsunoda.
Label profile: “Mystery & Wonder Records: Extending the Sound” by Lawrence Joseph
Reviewed: OBEY Convention XII. Halifax, Nova Scotia; Suoni per il Popolo Festival, 19th Edition. Montreal, Quebec. Intents & Purposes (book) By Eric Lewis
Musicworks 134 CD
1 Maujaraq—Snow Dub (2016) 3:05 Composed and performed by Cynthia Pitsiulak, Charlotte Qamaniq, and Eric Vani. From the Juno Award–nominated self-titled debut album by Silla and Rise.
2 fascia (2019) 8:31 Composed by William Kuo. Performed by Juliette Adam (B-flat clarinet); computer-music designer Mikhaïl Malt (IRCAM).
3 Afqid Adh-Dhakira (I Lose Memory) (2017) 4:40 Composed by Nadah El Shazly; arranged by Osama Shalabi and Nadah El Shazly. Performed by Nadah El Shazly (vocals, piano, electronics), Osama Shalabi (electric guitar), Maurice Louca (keys), Alexandre St-Onge (electronic voice), Dave Gossage (flutes), Philippe Lauzier (tenor clarinet), Simon Millerd (trumpet), Yves Charuest (alto saxophone), Devin Waldman (alto saxophone), Jason Sharp (baritone saxophone), Sarah Pagé (harp), Josh Zubot (violin), Gen Heistek (viola), Kareem Taylor (oud), Jonah Fortune (double bass), Pat Conan (drums), Pierre-Guy Blanchard (riq, tabla), Dina Cindric (choir conductor), and The Monday Night Choir (Jeremy Eliosoff, Gordon Hashimoto, Martin Howard, David Simon, Spike Taylor, Jeremie Vienneau). From Nadah El Shazly’s album Ahwar (2017) on Nawa Recordings.
4 AA2 Dans ma bouche, une autre bouche (2018) 6:20 Composed by Karkhana and Nadah El Shazly. Performed by Karkhana: Sharif Sehnaoui (electric guitar), Sam Shalabi (oud, electric guitar), Maurice Louca (electric organ, synthesizers), Umut Çağlar (double reeds, bamboo flutes, percussion), Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet, objects, percussion), Tony Elieh (electric bass), and Michael Zerang (drums, cymbals, percussion); with Nadah El Shazly (voice). From Side AA of the split vinyl release Carte Blanche (2019) on Unrock.
5 Natation (2019) 8:41 Composed, performed, produced, and mastered by Sami Blanco and le temple volant.
6 Commedia dell’arte III, 3. Innamorati (2013) 2:14 Composed by Ana Sokolović. Performed by Quatuor Bozzini: Clemens Merkel (violin), Alissa Cheung (violin), Stéphanie Bozzini (viola), and Isabelle Bozzini (cello).
7 Commedia dell’arte I, 2. Colombina (2010) 3:10 Composed by Ana Sokolović. Performed by Quatuor Bozzini.
8 Ghost (2015) 0:50 Composed by Ana Sokolović. Performed by Quatuor Bozzini.
Tracks 6–8 from the forthcoming album (Fall 2019) by Quatuor Bozzini Ana Sokolović: Short Stories.
9 City Songs: tiho noći (2012) 2:17 Composed by Ana Sokolović. Performed by Andréa Tyniec (violin) and Katherine Dowling (piano). <www.andreatyniec.ca>
10 Artificial Light (2016) 3:40 Composed by Amy Brandon. Performed by Amy Brandon (guitar, fixed electronics). From the self-released album Scavenger (2016).
11 gouging at a forest sea (2017) 6:23 Composed by Amy Brandon. Performed by soprano Kathleen Allan, alto Hilary Ison, tenor Matt Gaskin, bass Steven Bélanger, and Amy Brandon (electronics).
12 Mechanical Forest Sound 2 (2019) 4:21 Composed and performed by Elizabeth Millar (amplified clarinet, DIY instruments). From the CD no instrument machine, air (Mystery & Wonder, MW005, 2019).
13 In One Ear and Out the Other—from Moonwalk One to the Grand Conch Chorus (2019) 9:57 All music and sound composed by Charlie Morrow. Montage by Charlie Morrow and Sean McCann.
14 Celestial Realms, excerpt (1986) 10:09 Composed and performed by Laraaji and Jonathan Goldman (Lyghte). Originally released on cassette in 1986 and released on LP and digital formats by Morning Trip Records in 2019.
Musicworks 134 CD released August 2019.
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