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Sunday
15
APR

USS Presents: Sound of The Mountain with Respectfulchild & DFM

19:30
22:00
Sounds Like Audio Arts Festival
Event organized by Sounds Like Audio Arts Festival

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Sounds Like Audio Festival Presents The Unheard Sound Series:

Sunday April 15th, Doors 7:30 - Show 8:00
AKA/PAVED arts event space
$7

With:
Sound of The Mountain
(Amplified wind/brass instruments, Montreal, QC.)
https://m.soundcloud.com/sound-of-the-mountain/november-24-with-yves-charuest
&
Respectfulchild & DFM
https://m.soundcloud.com/respectfulchild
http://www.darrenmiller.ca/music.html

Bio:
Sound of The Mountain:
Should you be without any information and listening to this music, you could easily believe this is some electro-acoustic music; maybe of objects pushed around on a carpet, but then heavily amplified; very soft in volume but very powerful at the same time. This is some fascinating stuff. -Frans De Waard, Vital Weekly.

A duo featuring the hollowed-out of 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.

Since forming in 2015, they have played over 100 concerts together, developing a sound language which merges acoustic and electronic textures through amplification and extended performance techniques. With this language they create long-form improvised soundscapes, evoking a vast range of textures, from silence and spaciousness, to rumbling bass and room 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.

Active touring artists, they have played internationally throughout Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Australia, and coast-to-coast throughout Canada. Making a point of collaboration, the duo has collaborated with Japanese improvised music pioneers Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Michiyo Yagi and Akira Sakata , Canadian experimental trailblazers like the electro-acoustic duo Instant Places, Tone Deaf’s Matt Rogalsky, or Guelph’s own hurdy-gurdy player Ben Grossman, and members of Quebec’s experimental electronic community Alain Lefevbre, Anne-F Jacques, and Emilie Mouchous, along with many many more. Favouring community-building and DIY ethics you’re most likely to hear them playing in your friend’s basement, artist-run-centres, galleries and cafes.

Respectfulchild:
respectfulchild (敬兒) is the solo instrumental project of Gan from Saskatoon on Treaty 6 Territory. Their music is both “electronic” in nature while being acoustically created, building experimental ambient soundscapes through slow progressions of meticulous improvisation. With a sound that has been likened to artists such as Brian Eno, Nils Frahm, and Owen Pallett, the lone presence of respectfulchild is able to bring quiet to even the noisiest of rooms.

The name respectfulchild is the literal translation of Gan’s Mandarin name 敬兒[jìng er]. This name was given to Gan by their grandmother when they were born, a name and a culture they’ve become estranged from having lived their whole life in the predominantly white world of the Canadian Prairies. The music of respectfulchild is Gan’s quiet way of seeking meaning in 敬兒 again

DFM aka Darren Miller:
Darren Miller is a composer of research-based art music, hailing from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His practice embraces both conventional instrumentation and its extension through technological means. Darren's work has been presented in a variety of diverse, international venues; ranging from traditional concert halls and radio broadcasts, to art galleries and experimental music collectives. Studies in Saskatoon, Victoria, Banff, Darmstadt, and Buffalo have led to a PhD in music composition for work on the topic of audio morphing software. Darren is the co-founder and director of Sask New Music and the annual Strata Festival of New Music presented every June in Saskatoon. Darren Miller is a composer of research-based art music, hailing from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His practice embraces both conventional instrumentation and its extension through technological means. Darren's work has been presented in a variety of diverse, international venues; ranging from traditional concert halls and radio broadcasts, to art galleries and experimental music collectives. Studies in Saskatoon, Victoria, Banff, Darmstadt, and Buffalo have led to a PhD in music composition for work on the topic of audio morphing software. Darren is the co-founder and director of Sask New Music and the annual Strata Festival of New Music presented every June in Saskatoon.

Venue

PAVED Arts