Musicworks 130 is the first issue of our 40th-anniversary year; the concept of “the journey” is explored through the stories of unique creative artists.
On the Cover: “Sam Shalabi: The evolution of a global aesthetic” by Lawrence Joseph. Features: “Sarah Hennies, Linguist in the Land of Noises” by Nick Storring. “Listening in the Bernheim Forest” by Andra McCartney | Introduction by Aaron Rosenblum. “Pursuit Grooves: Vanese Smith is Right On Time” by Chaka V. Grier. “Jeremy Dutcher’s Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa” by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. “Kelly Ruth’s loom music” by Ian Crutchley. Sound Bites: First-place winner, Musicworks 2017 Electronic Music Composition contest: Erik Ingalls’ The Gravity of Plim by Daniel Glassman. First-place winner, Musicworks 2017 Sonic Geography Writing contest: “Playgrounds” by Ina Čiumakova. “Tomoko Sauvage’s Waterbowls” by Greg J. Smith. “Editor’s Note: The Journey” by Jennie Punter. Reviews of new music from: Eric Chenaux, Jean Derome, Magnus Granberg, Keiji Haino / John Butcher, Ursula K. LeGuin / Todd Barton, Magda Mayas / Pierre-Yves Martel / Éric Normand, Melody McKiver, Éliane Radigue, Togetherness!, Scott Wollschleger. Label profile: Redshift Records by Alexander Varty. Reviewed: Julius Eastman: That Which Is Fundamental (The Kitchen, New York); Listening To Art, Seeing Music (Aga Khan Museum, Toronto).
Musicworks 130 CD 1. The Gravity of Plim (2017) 3:52. Composed and performed by Erik Ingalls. First-place winner, Musicworks 2017 Electronic Music Composition Contest. 2. Boreal Eclipse (2018) Improvised performance by Kelly Ruth. 3.Mehcinut (2018) 4:50 Composed and performed by Jeremy Dutcher. From the album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (JD003) released April 6, 2018. 4. Helmut Down(2018) 4:50 Composed and performed by Vanese Smith. From the album Felt Armour (released March 6, 2018). 5. Honey Limbo excerpt (2008) 3:47 Composed by Sam Shalabi. From the album Eid (Alien8 Recordings, 2008). 6. Music for the Egyptians excerpt (2014) 3:30 Composed by Sam Shalabi. From Music For Arabs (Majmua Music, 2014). 7. Baka of the Future excerpt (2016) 3:27 Composed and performed by the Dwaves of East Agouza: Sam Shalabi, Alan Bishop, and Maurice Louca. From Bez (Nawa Recordings, 2016) 8. Fleas excerpt (2018) 11:44 Composed and performed by Sarah Hennies. Originally released as a cassette called Fleas (Ultraviolet Light). 9. Bernheim Arboretum, September 27, 2015 (2015) 6:46 Field recordings by Aaron Rosemblum. 10. Bernheim creek cart traffic (2017) 2:35 11. Bernheim creek cart traffic unfiltered (2017) 3:23 12. Journées Sonores, canal de Lachine excerpt (2005) 1 :18 13. Streetcars named for saints (2012) 2:13 Tracks 10 to 13 recorded and composed by Andra McCartney.