Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Recording: Nicole Rampersaud

Artist: Nicole Rampersaud

Song: [excerpt, in two parts]

Recorded at Array Space (Solonation), June 25, 2016.

Nicole Rampersaud - [excerpt, part 1]

Nicole Rampersaud - [excerpt, part 2]

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.

As seen in some of her other recent solo work, Nicole Rampersaud deployed a variety of tactics in a seeming attempt to play her trumpet in every way possible — from shaking and twisting it to using a Honeytone mini-amp as a feedback-shrieking mute.

Sometimes solo sets can be duos — or at least I attempted to demonstrate that with an overlap "remix" of this set on my soundcloud. The show was also livestreamed and has been archived on youtube. You can check out the full set here:

[Nicole Rampersaud will be playing a duo set tonight (July 5th) with Colin Fisher at Track Could Bend #16.]

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