On the Cover: “Buffy Sainte-Marie Revisits Illuminations” by Jesse Locke
Features: “Baroque to the Future: New Experimentalists Explore Historic Instruments” by Sara Constant
Julia Kent Moves Through Emotional Space” by Michael Rancic
“Tim Olive’s Flexible Aesthetic” by Joe Strutt
Sound Bites: “Qikiqtaaluk, Nunavut” by Bea Labikova
“Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi is Scratching the Surface” by Andrea Warner
“Tosca Terán’s Fungus Music” by Greg J. Smith
“Editor’s Note: We Are All Connected” by Jennie Punter
Reviews of new recordings from: Fraser/Davis/Malaby, heArt Ensemble, Kathryn Ladano, Land of Kush, NakedEye Ensemble, James O’Callaghan & Ensemble Paramirabo, Oiseaux-Tempête, Aki Onda + Paul Clipson, Plumes, Pursuit Grooves, Tomeka Reid Quartet, and Silla and Rise.
Label profile: “Hasana Editions: Sound Letters from Indonesia” by Nick Storring
Reviewed: Fourth Calgary New Music Festival
Musicworks 135 CD
1 Poppies (1969) 3:27 Composed and performed by Buffy Sainte-Marie. From Buffy Sainte-Marie’s album Illuminations (Vanguard Records, 1969). Courtesy of Vanguard Records / Craft Recordings. A division of Concord. © Sainte-Marie, Kobalt Music Group Ltd.
2 The Dye Maker (2019) 8:16 Composed by Phaeolus schweinitzii, a fungus. Performed by Nanotopia (Tosca Terán and Andrei Gravelle), who brought the MIDI translation of the biodata into Ableton Live and gave Phaeolus schweinitzii a timbral voice.
3 Crepusculo (2019) 4:29 Composed and performed by Julia Kent (cello, electronics, sounds). From Julia Kent’s 2019 album Temporal (The Leaf Label, BAY 106CD).
4 Boro, excerpt (2019) 5:52 Composed and performed by Doreen Girard (prepared tsymbaly) and Tim Olive (magnetic pickups). From the Girard and Olive’s 2019 album Boro (845 Audio, 845-12).
5 The New Attractive, track 3, (2015) 4:08 Composed and performed by Takuji Naka (cassettes, electronics, self-made instruments) and Tim Olive (magnetic pickups). From the Naka and Olive’s 2015 album The New Attractive (EM Records, EM1139CD).
6 Estinto, excerpt (2016) 10:03 Composed and performed by Pierre-Yves Martel (viola da gamba soprano, harmonica). Recorded by Ross Murray, mastered by Harris Newman, produced by Pierre-Yves Martel. Excerpt from the album Estinto (2016).
7 L’aurore (2018) 7:01 Composed and performed by Jennifer Thiessen (viola d’amore) and Ida Toninato (baritone saxophone). From the Toninato-Thiessen debut album The Space Between Us (DAME / Ambiances Magnétiques, 2018).
8 toile de jouy (2018) 7:37 Composed by Monica Pearce. Performed by Wesley Shen (harpsichord).
9 The Starts and Stops (2019) 5:44 Composed by Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi. Performed by Mark McGregor (solo piccolo) and Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi (electronics).
10 Akshayuk Pass (2019) 2:52 Composed and performed by Bea Labikova (fujara, electronics).
Musicworks 135 CD released December 2019.
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