Thursday, January 14, 2016

Recording: Hexzuul

Artist: Hexzuul

Song: [excerpt]*

Recorded at Katzman Contemporary (Channel no. 2: Reality), January 13, 2016.

Hexzuul [excerpt]

This five-night series, curated by Brett Despotovich, is bringing Toronto's experimental music scenes into a gallery space — both to allow some considered listening and to enable a series of large-scale visual collaborations. (This night drew inspiration from the morass of so-called "reality" television.) Besides the well-chosen music, this will also be an introduction for many to a rather lovely space — gallery culture, which tends to stay one step ahead of gentrification in the search for affordable spaces, has now seeped up to Carleton Village. So this week, hop on the Symington bus and go check out some cool collaborations.

This set from David Jones' solo project was less menacing and physical than the previous time I saw him in action, hums giving way to sawing buzz-zworps as Jones guided not only his musical tones but some analog visual interventions over a TV loop, with a face being mirrored and split, refractions folding into each other as visual noise curled in from the edges.

[Channel's run at Katzman Contemporary continues through Saturday, with cool musicians using the space to collaborate with the visualisations in different ways.]

* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!

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