Monday, July 27, 2015

Recording: Heidi Chan/Alec Brady/Andy Dolgin

Artist: Heidi Chan/Alec Brady/Andy Dolgin

Song: [excerpt from an improvisation]

Recorded at Array Space ("Audiopollination 32.2"), July 14, 2015.

Heidi Chan/Alec Brady/Andy Dolgin - [excerpt from an improvisation]

This was the first night in this year's series of Audiopollination's "self-curation" project, where musicians are welcomed to sign up and improvise in a trio for a short set with... well, whoever else signs up. The format encourages wacky and counter-intuitive combinations, and a chance for musicians to experiment in directions they might not have otherwise explored. The series continues monthly until December.

This set might be the figurative "poster child" for the too-weird-to-curate virtues of this series. This mix of sousaphone, flutes and modular synth might not have been an intuitive combination, but there were some nifty results, with Brady performing some realtime manipulations on Chan's flutes while Dolgin added low end — and even some tapped percussion.

[As always, you can hear full recordings from the night over at Audiopollination's bandcamp. The self-curation project continues at Array on Tuesday, August 11th, and Audiopollination also has a couple other gigs coming up: this Thursday (July 30th) at The Tranzac, as well as on Sunday, August 30th, with Montréal visitors Geraldine Eguiluz and Stéphane Diamantakiou.]

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