Friday, April 3, 2020

Recording: Bakarlari

Artist: Bakarlari

Song: remembrancer [composer: Christina Volpini]

Recorded at The Music Gallery (Emergents II), March 1, 2020.

Bakarlari - remembrancer

The second instalment of the season's Emergents series brought Montréal's Bakarlari to town. This three-member group is a collective of soloists, dedicated to pushing the boundaries and extending the solo repertoire for their instruments. Extended techniques (and several bursts of whimsy) were common features in the pieces they presented. After each essaying a couple solo pieces, Émilie Fortin (trumpet), Michael Mansourati (tuba), Charlotte Layec (clarinet) joined together for this new piece from Christina Volpini, incorporating some visually-striking DIY electronics, with glass cylinders acting as mutes over open speaker cones, releasing and entrapping sound-fragments from disembodied voices.

[Owing to the pandemic, the Music Gallery has cancelled or postponed the remaining events in its season. In the interim, keep an eye out for some new methods of art-sharing, plus some glimpses into the MG's audiovisual archives.]

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