Thursday, January 5, 2017

Recording: Heather Saumer

Artist: Heather Saumer

Song: Shenandoah

Recorded at Dundas Video (Track Could Bend #21), December 6, 2016.

Heather Saumer - Shenandoah

Given the chance to try some new things in TCB's safezone, Heather Saumer brought a series of experiments — as well as an old-school overhead projector. That was deployed in a duet with Doug Tielli (where the pair "sang" through their trombone mouthpieces to create ripples in a pan of water) as well as in illustrating a spoken word piece, reflecting on the glistening of broken glass and other discoveries (external and internal) made while walking on a country road. I'd already heard Saumer's wonderful singing voice, but opening with a version of Jane Jacobs' favourite song adorned only with gentle percussion of a mallet on a metal bowl still felt like a beautiful discovery.

[Track Could Bend's February show (on the 7th) will feature sets by Heidi Chan, Upanishads and Organballoon.]

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