We're proud to be a supporter of KLEX 2017: CROSSING OVER - an artist-run, grassroots international festival of experimental film/video and music, happening 24-27th November in Kuala Lumpur.
A very kind review of Sound of the Mountain's "amplified clarinet and trumpet" from Frans de Waard at Vital Weekly:
"The title of the release the duo Sound Of The Mountain says it all; this is music for amplified clarinet and trumpet. The players are Elizabeth Millar (amplified clarinet) and Craig Pedersen (amplified trumpet). They are from Montreal I believe and recorded their music at Hotel2Tango. ...the sound of their instruments, and I mean the way they are ‘properly’
p...layed is barely recognizable in this. The microphones are very close to the mouths of the players, so we hear them breathing, sighing and vocalizing, but all of this in a very minimal way. Pauline OIiveros, Keiji Haino, Toshimaru Nakamura, Isabelle Duthoit and Franz Hautzinger inspire them, and especially with the latter I see a connection here. Sound Of The Mountain is very much interested in exploring the small tones possible, turn them inside out and upside down and create five very dense patterns of sound. This is perhaps all improvised music, based on the amplification of two wind instruments, but also, very much this is a work of microsound. 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. Kobi and Müller may be on a trajectory away from the instruments, Millar and Pedersen certainly have left them behind and explore a new terrain and came up with a
The latest Mystery & Wonder newsletter is out, including new reviews and updated Sound of the Mountain concert dates in Japan with Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, Michiyo Yagi, Akira Sakata, Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura and many others.
Lawrence Joseph interviewed us about the label and our new releases for CKUT-FM in Montréal about a month back. Tune in to CKUT 90.3FM in Montreal tonight between 8pm and 10pm to hear us talk about the label, the new releases and hear our three new releases in their entirety!
In this episode we talk with Chris Dadge about the lasting influence of Joe Morris' workshops in Calgary this year, and about the inception of his over decade-old label and concert series, Bug Incision.
Episode 5 is up! In this episode we talk with Helen Pridmore and WL Altman about their current artistic pursuits, and being part of an ever growing music community in Regina.
We had a great talk with Joe Strutt last night. Joe is a shining light in the Toronto Creative Music Scene.
We're happy to announce the Mystery & Wonder podcast.
Over the coming months as Sound of the Mountain travels throughout Canada, Japan, Southeast Asia and Australia, they will record short (10-15 minute) candid interviews and conversations with artists, presenters, label owners, and others who share a common love of experimental, noise, and improvised music.
So far, they've recorded two:...
1) A conversation with B.P Hughes and Byn Avis of Dark-ware Events Peterborough. https://www.spreaker.com/…/bp-and-byn-of-dark-ware-events-i…
2) A talk with Mike Lynn, improvising bassist and organizer of Toronto's Audiopollination Series. https://www.spreaker.com/…/mw…/mike-lynn-of-audiopollination
Each episode will be available to listen for at least a month. Visit the podcast archive at https://www.spreaker.com/user/mwrecs
TONIGHT in KINGSTON
Sound Of The Mountain (Mtl)
[Amplified Clarinet and Trumpet from Montreal.]
Xiao Xuan (Kingston/Shanghai)
[Dream-haze poetry and incidental drones. A body sent forward; love speech, at the risk of all it comes with.]
[Guitar Lattice / Max MSP]
Doors at 8pm, show at 9
$8 / PWYC
The show's in the backyard, inside the house at the back if it's raining!
What a great show last night at House of Common in Ottawa! Thanks to Sothea and Bruno for sharing House of Common with us, Pierre-Luc Simon, Arrington de Dionys...o for their amazing set, Linsey Wellman for a wonderful solo opening set, and David Broscoe and Laura-Kavanaugh Ian-Birse for playing with us. What a night!