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Sound of the Mountain + Nigel Taylor + Sbot N Wo

Sound of the Mountain + Nigel Taylor + Sbot N Wo
July 14, 2017

Sound of the Mountain + Nigel Taylor + Sbot N Wo

Friday July 14th, 2017 @ 8pm. $10

Sound of the Mountain is a duo featuring the hollowed-out sounds of Elizabeth Millar and Craig Pedersen on amplified clarinet and trumpet, Sound of the Mountain comes from a strong history of improvisation and extended performance techniques, offering their audience long-form deep listening experiences through the sculpting of vitalized breath.

Drawing influence from the works of Pauline Oliveros, Keiji Haino, Toshimaru Nakamura, and Isabelle Duthoit and Franz Hautzinger, Sound of the Mountain’s debut album Amplified Clarinet & Trumpet evokes a vast range of textures, from silence and spaciousness to rumbling bass and saturation. The duo works with closely-mic’d instruments and minimal equalization, avoiding the use of effects pedals and loops, such that their constant physical attention drives the music. The whistles and creaking of metal and reed anticipate the more dense moments of distortion and feedback in pieces that can be appreciated as discreet moments, or longer forms.

Nigel Taylor plays the trumpet!

Sbot N Wo is a voice/electronics duo from Regina, Canada.

Their unique sound is based on the singing and extended vocal techniques of Helen Pridmore, manipulated digitally in real time by WL Altman. Improvised, unadorned, Sbot N Wo’s sound is distinct, daring and divergent.

The duo has performed across Canada, including the “Rencontres de musiques spontanees” in Rimouski, QC; the “OK.Quoi?! Festival” in Sackville, NB; IMOO in Ottawa; Laurentian University in Thunder Bay; several venues in Regina including The Artful Dodger and Neutral Ground; and the eVOCative Festival in Saskatoon. Sbot N Wo has been broadcast on Radio-Canada and created the soundtrack to the Vincent Trasov film “Flammable”.