Artist: Heidi Chan
Song: [excerpt from an improvisation]
Recorded at Array Space (Solonation), June 25, 2016.Heidi Chan - [excerpt]
Planned as an ongoing semi-annual series, this night was the brainchild of Audiopollination's Mike Lynn. Whereas that series is centred around the idea of small-group spontaneous improvisation, this night was more about celebrating a wider range of creative musical practices in a quintet of short solo sets.
Leading things off, Heidi Chan used recordings of her own flute practices as raw material to send through her modular synthesizer. The timbres of the flutes and the synth-tones were similar enough that it wasn't always easy to tell when one began and the other ended — but whether the processing sounded like beautiful blipbloops or whistling birdsong, this was excellent stuff.
The show was also livestreamed and has been archived on youtube. You can check out the full set here: