Thursday, August 11, 2016

Recording: ZOË

Artist: ZOË

Song: difficulty amended with fan*

Recorded at Dundas Video (Track Could Bend #17), August 2, 2016.

ZOË - difficulty amended with fan

"Experimental music" is a process, not a genre, and it means that the outcome of a set is in question until it happens. Zoë Alexis-Abrams (who plays as half of Manticore, as well as sundry other musical projects) brought a few new solo ideas to this set, including this incredible haunting piece for vocals and piece-of-paper-stuck-in-fanblades. A subsequent piece didn't quite come together, shortening the set — but a return to the stage for a redux version at the end of the night brought things to a satisfactory conclusion.

[Track Could Bend will be back at Dundas Video on September 6th, with Isla Craig, Mark Hundevad & Mike Gennaro and Jesse James Laderoute's Catholic Wilt. Meanwhile, Manticore will be playing The Tranzac (and releasing a tape!) on August 31st, one of two nights with incredible lineups curated by Zoë Alexis-Abrams, and billed as "Abundant Habitat".]

* Thanks to Zoë for passing along the title to this one!