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#119 Summer 2014 [MAGAZINE + CD]

Musicworks: #119 Summer 2014 [MAGAZINE + CD] (Musicworks)

The summer 2014 issue of Canada's premiere new music magazine and accompanying CD, with articles on Isaiah Ceccarelli, Petra Glynt, Erin Sexton, Caduc, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Louis Andriessen, Gil Delindro, plus reviews, listings, &c. &c.

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Label: Musicworks
Catalog ID: #119
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Released: 2014
Country: Canada


Jerusalem In My Heart (Radwan Ghazi Moumneh

Malena Szlam Salazar

Jermie Regnier)

Chiyoko Szlavnics-composition

Eve Egoyan

Louis Andriessen-piano

Cristina Zavalloni-voice

Isaiah Ceccarelli-percussion

Petra Glynt-Alexandra Mackenzie, using samples, recorded drums, voice, kazoo, and chimes

Erin Sexton-water, epsom salt, oscillators, electromagnetic amplifiers, copper wire, and nine-volt batteries

Gil Delindro

Michael Trommer

Edirol R-09HR audio recorder, Audio-Technica AT822 microphone, Cold Gold hydrophone, home-made microphone array, contact microphone

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Descriptions, Reviews, &c.
Isaiah Ceccarelli

"I know it may sound crazy, but I am interested in making beautiful music-music that sounds good. I'm not saying this just to be different, and it might not be in line with a [...]

Petra Glynt experiments in celebration

Ancient rock carvings at Petroglyphs Provincial Park in eastern Ontario inspired Alexandra Mackenzie to call her latest solo musical project Petra Glynt. Evoking rock, ancient cultures, [...]


The word caduc translates from French as both obsolete and deciduous. Appropriately, the roster of Mathieu Ruhlmann's humble Vancouver imprint, Caduc, plays right at the intersection of [...]


The Restless Art of Radwan Ghazi Moumneh

It's Friday night in Montreal, and a who's who of local musicians is packed into the back room of Casa del Popolo to check out the first public appearance of Master of Masters My Master. Nobody[...]

Erin Sexton

tunes in to the eternal music of matter

Erin Sexton is in awe of the universe. By situating her creative practice in relation to the stars and the planets, the Montreal sound artist seeks to engage in conversations with the cosmos. Her[...]

Chiyoko Szlavnics draws the ear towards infinity

"I keep coming back to light on water," says Chiyoko Szlavnics, explaining her interest in beating, that intriguing fluttering effect that arises when sound waves of slightly differing frequencies[...]

Louis Andriessen brings the noise

Louis Andriessen arrived on the international scene with a bang. In 1976 he unleashed De Staat (The Republic) on unsuspecting audiences. The political charge of the composition came from[...]

Visions of sound

Gil Delindro's instruments of nature

Earlier this year, an eight-foot-across circle of solid ice was hung from the ceiling of Winnipeg's RAW: Gallery of Architecture and Design. Why would anyone in the world's second- [...]


Adrian Verdejo. Modern Hearts.

Redshift Records, TR429.

Digital Primitives. Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin'...

Hopscotch Records, Hop 51.

Hecker. Articulação.

Editions Mego, eMEGO 180.

Jean Derome, Malcolm Goldstein, Rainer Weins. 6 improvisations.

Ambiances Magnétiques, AM 214.

David Grubbs. Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties and Sound Recording.

Duke University Press, ISBN 978-0-8223-5576-2.

On Listening. Edited by Angus Carlyle and Cathy Lane.

Uniform Books, ISBN 978 1 910010 01 3.

Whitney Biennial 2014

Whitney Museum, New York, New York. March 7-May 25, 2014.

&c. &c.

Artist Biographies

"Chiyoko Szlavnics was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, and has livedin Berlin, Germany, since 1998.

She studied music at the University of Toronto, and privately withthe composer James Tenney.

She composes for a wide variety of instruments and ensembles, oftencombining them with sinewaves. A central aspect of her work is the audiblephenomenon called "beating", which is highlighted through her particular use ofextended sustains, glissandi, tuning systems, and her way of combiningacoustic instruments with electronics.

Drawings became the starting point for her compositional process aroundthe year 2003. But in 2009 & 2010, several drawings series suddenly emerged,which distinctly belonged to the field of visual art. Szlavnics now practicesin both disciplines, and not only are her drawings heard in concert, buther music is sometimes also seen in exhibitions in Europe andNorth America."

-Chiyoko Szlavnics Website (

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"Isaiah Ceccarelli. Born Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada, 1978. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (drum set, percussion).

Isaiah Ceccarelli is a drummer, improviser, and composer based in Montréal. His music has been qualified as "one of the most original approaches to come through our offices in recent times" (Marc Chénard, La Scena Musicale) and he has been described as possessing "a writing style with rare personality in this musical context" (Thierry Lepin, Jazzman Magazine). He participates in numerous creative music projects with Michel F Côté, Pierre-Yves Martel, Lori Freedman, Jean Derome, Bernard Falaise, Joshua Zubot and Philippe Lauzier, amongst others. He plays with Félix Stüssi and Ray Anderson, as well as with the Acadian singer Marie-Jo Thério. Proud ambassador of a new generation of creative musicians in Québec, his collaborations have led him on tour in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Isaiah has composed music for two of his own albums, Bréviaire d'épuisements and Lieux-dits (both on the Ambiances Magnétiques label), and for ensembles and musicians such as Quatuor Bozzini, Ensemble Allogène, the violist Jennifer Thiessen, and Ensemble Kô. He sings with the Schola Saint-Grégoire (Gregorian chant).

A seasoned musician and composer, Isaiah Ceccarelli is, in the words of Charles Collard from La Scena Musicale, "a jewel in the crown of the Montréal scene and his presence is felt on several fronts at the same time."

-ActuelleCD (

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Track Listing:

1. Amanem
Composed and performed by Jerusalem In My Heart (Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, Malena Szlam Salazar, and Jérémie Regnier) using buzuk, Analog Solutions Telemark synth, Oberheim two-voice synth and voice, and tape delay.

The track is a very intimate conversation between a person and god, and the conversation is a critique by the person of god and one of god's disciples. -Radwan Moumneh

Recorded and produced by Radwan Moumneh in Montreal. Mastered by Harris Newman. From the 2013 album Mo7it Al-Mo7it (Constellation Records, CST093). Licensed courtesy of Constellation Records.


2. Constellations I
Composed by Chiyoko Szlavnics for Eve Egoyan.
Performed by Eve Egoyan (solo piano & sine waves).

Recorded in concert by Paul Hodge at the Music Gallery in Toronto.

(The credits above apply to tracks 3 and 4.)3:19

3. Constellations II
Audio available on CD only.3:11

4. Constellations III
Audio available on CD only.3:15

5. Improvisation-Louis and Cristina
Performed by Louis Andriessen (piano) and Cristina Zavalloni (voice).

This improvisation was recorded during a program of free improvisation that was part of Andriessen at 70, a festival celebrating the music and ideas of Louis Andriessen and presented by Music On Main, April 3-8, 2009, in Vancouver.

Recorded in concert by Marc L'Esperance at Heritage Hall in Vancouver on April 7, 2009.

6. Solo IV
Composed and performed by Isaiah Ceccarelli (percussion).

This improvisation for solo percussion was recorded in concert by Antoine Polin at Chapelle Sainte-Anne in Tours, France, in March 2011.

7. Of This Land
Composed and performed by Petra Glynt (Alexandra Mackenzie), using samples, recorded drums, voice, kazoo, and chimes.

Released in June 2013 on the EP Of This Land (Healing Power Records, HPR 14).

8. For MA
Electrochemical improvisation by Erin Sexton, using water, epsom salt, oscillators, electromagnetic amplifiers, copper wire, and nine-volt batteries.

Using simple analog circuits, I experiment with salt solutions as signal processors, searching for links between the cosmic and the molecular through sound. Multiple wires converge in a single solution, creating fragile and chaotic feedback systems from which both noise and strange patterns emerge. The process of ions separating from molecules is sonified, creating a tactile link with matter, while changing both the colour and composition of the solution, which I then crystallize. -Erin Sexton

Recorded in the artist's studio in Montreal in April 2014.

9. Live in Silent Barn Audio available on CD only.
Live improvisation by Gil Delindro.

In this performance, I extended the variety of sounds I've been working with through my Canadian tour-mixing inputs from amplified ice cracking, water, feedback, sound sculptures, and field recordings. The several layers of sounds are processed and performed in real time, using the mixer as a main instrument-a new approach that brought me a strange acousmatic feeling while playing .
-Gil Delindro

Recorded in concert at Silent Barn in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 24, 2014.

10. The Night Paddler Audio available on CD only.
Composed and performed by Michael Trommer, using Edirol R-09HR audio recorder, Audio-Technica AT822 microphone, Cold Gold hydrophone, home-made microphone array, and contact microphone.

This piece consists of field recordings made during solo late-night paddles in the summer of 2013. The intense darkness and sonic filtering effects of the local landscape during these treks engendered what were striking and uncanny acousmatic experiences.
-Michael Trommer

Recorded and composed at Big Bob Lake, Ontario, in Summer 2013.

Related Categories of Interest:


Various Artists & Compilations
Compositional Forms
Improvised Music
Electroacoustic Composition
Canadian Composition & Improvisation

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