Listen to an ambient composition mixing electronics and live piano samples, a sonic collaboration between Jordan Christoff via Delay Talk and musician activist Stefan Christoff. This composition built on live piano improvisations, developed over months of experimentation via electronics by Jordan Christoff in spring 2011 at the Torn Curtain performance/rehearsal space in Montreal. As brothers Jordan and Stefan Christoff are regularly working at bridging organic piano and contemporary electronics experimentation in sound, working toward creating beautiful and inspiring sonic landscapes for your ears.
Please download/listen to this track offered for free download via the Howl! Arts Collective in Montreal. Photo accompanying track by Joe Nigel Coleman.
Art Threat presents two live recordings featuring musician Nick Kuepfer performing at Howl! in March 2011. For this performance at La Sala Rossa Kuepfer was joined on stage by innovative percussionist Eric Craven via the celebrated duo Hangedup and beautiful cello sounds via Kristina Koropecki. These recordings are offered for free download via the audio links above.
Nick Kuepfer is a guitar player weaving nylon string and electric guitar pieces together with live sampled tape loops and drones from various audio sources, ranging from static repetition and subtle sounds, to frantic and abrasive with a tendency for experimentation. Kuepfer has lived in Montreal since 2003 and has performed solo only a for short time, occasionally with invited guests, including Eric Craven (Hangedup), Kristina Koropecki (Mark Berube), John Corban, and Nick Scribner (Clues) pre-ceded by playing in full bands, including Lungbutter, Aidswolf, L’embuscade and presently plays with Hrsta and No Nature.
A beautiful duet performance at Howl! II via harpists Sarah Pagé and Robin Best at La Sala Rossa in March 2011. This recording for listening & download to your friends, download the recording for free via the audio link above.
Celebrated harp player Sarah Pagé performs a harp duet set with harpist Robin Best. Pagé has performed as a soloist with both the McGill Orchestra and choir and has participated in many orchestral festivals including the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. In 2002, Pagé became interested in exploring the boundaries of her instrument and has done a great deal of improvising, recording and touring with long time friend and collaborator Patrick Watson.
Pagé collaborated with Amon Tobin on the 2006 release The Foley Room and has collaborated extensively with the late Lhasa de Sela. Pagé helped write and arrange, as well as performing on Lhasa’s latest album and as a member of her band performed many shows with Lhasa from 2007-2009. Pagé appears on albums by Lara Fabian, Arianne Moffat, Amon Tobin, Lhasa DeSela, Patrick Watson and Plants and Animals, while playing regularly with Esmerine.
Howl! concert series occurs in collaboration with Suoni per il Popolo and aims to highlight cultural workers rooted in Montreal’s fiercely creative independent arts community. As a performance series Howl! aims to highlight community-driven culture while challenging corporate-directed musical modes by celebrating grassroots artists in concert, while actively building bridges between the arts and social activism. Photo accompanying this Mp3 release is by photographer Tamara Abdul Hadi. The Howl! arts collective is posting live at www.twitter.com/howlarts