slowly, carefully.. allowing this project to blossom when the wind and temperature is right. recordings are complete and things have moved into an editing, creation and contemplation stage. so far, yasmeen olya has contributed a truly moving selection of voice and harp towards the project. as it all unfolds. many thanks to the canada council for making this possible - commissioning a healing sound album with focus on sufi and persian influences.
happy to have been able to contribute the music for ramshackle productions latest video campiegn to raise awareness of endangered old growth in BC.
first foray into this sort of thing. music for destination bc's ongoing ad campaign. 8 pieces have been released so far, with more rolling out over the year. many thanks to jason mannings for providing the link, shawn parkinson for being a great project lead, and for jenny lea and skeena reece for lending their incredible voices to the work.
red gate makes no compromises in serving the true underground community and up-and-comers and weirdos in east vancouver. contributing a track to their wildly diverse double cassette compilation, to help raise funds for their continued efforts, was no question.
just under 100 minutes of deep meditative ambient textures and tones and slow morphings. working with themes and methods of healing sound and sacred frequencies. almost the entire ‘lights’ album combined with half of the ‘scenarios for the real self’ album - all re-edited and refined and re-mastered, in some cases to such a degree that a lot of it sounds like brand new work. the title “(re)” is partially short for “(revisted)”.
it feels perfectly at home to release with ISLA for this one. daniel rincoin (label head / NAP) is a pleasure to work with. and the work was originally created all pre-ableton (a lot of it on hardware), all while firmed rooted and living in east van (12th & st. catherine, heatley & keefer) - very ISLA. (re) carries a size-able resonance (maybe it’s an east van thing) with the rest of ISLA’s body of work so far - perfectly below radar, perfectly free-spirited exploratory, and that comfy insular alone-while-together feel that comes with the weather/social climate this side of the world.
side a: 1 red (re) 2 orange (re) 3 yellow (re) 4 green (re) 5 blue (re) 6 indigo (re) 7 violet (re) 8 rain (re)
side b: 1 white (re) 2 open tones (re) 3 frozen ocean1 (re) 4 frozen ocean3 (re) 5 frozen ocane2 (re) 6 frozen ocean4 (re)
very much looking forward to the release event at index gallery, which is actually a co-release with sean evans (who’s music i really believe in). it fits as well that deep sea mining syndicate be the imprint for sean’s album debut, who i also put an album out with and have plans for another release with in near future too. all is in sync.
taking on three musical commissions for dance performance this year. one centered around a free public summer solstice event for the little chamber music series that could, one for a project called 'gateways' for olivia c. davies, and one for a mixed-media piece being created by sammy chien which also features music from barry truax.