Sunday, June 24, 2012

Recording: Matt Dunn / Colin Fisher / Brandon Valdivia

Artist: Matt Dunn / Colin Fisher / Brandon Valdivia

Song: [excerpt from an improvisation]

Recorded at Toronto Laser Services (Offerings 1 Year Anniversary Celebration), June 24, 2012.

Dunn-Fisher-Valdivia - [excerpt from an improvisation]

Full review to follow. Although billed as a solo performance from Matt Dunn's Earth House project, this set turned out to be a collaboration with Not the Wind, Not the Flag's Brandon Valdivia and Colin Fisher. It had been a while since I'd seen Fisher playing sax, so that was a bit of treat. This section features his sax work along with Dunn's "cosmic wah" guitar.

The occasion, meanwhile, was the first anniversary celebration of Offerings, the defiantly offline journal dedicated to "documenting Toronto's anomalous music scene". It was a chance to reflect on how things never "just happen" — there's a lot of love and hard work invested by the folks behind the mag (Deirdre O'Sullivan, Andrew Zukerman, Isla Craig, Mani Mazinani, Tad Michalak and many more) that build our community. Long may their offerings continue.

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