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Acoustic Frontiers

Acoustic Frontiers
Monday January 2nd, 2017 with Sean McFee
Yoav Gal & Yael Kanarek, Alain Thibault, Low Noise Productions "Ambivalent", Zoviet France, O.M.I.T.

Ralph is not here, but we can still explore some interesting sonic possibilities together!
All sound sources used on "Bit By Bit, Cell By Cell" are either Atari 800XL or soprano vocals.
Grid
Yoav Gal & Yael Kanarek - Bit By Bit, Cell By Cell - Innova
Resolution
Yoav Gal & Yael Kanarek - Bit By Bit, Cell By Cell - Innova
Toolbox
Yoav Gal & Yael Kanarek - Bit By Bit, Cell By Cell - Innova
You can check out the full Low Noise Productions "Ambivalent" sampler here: https://lownoiseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/various-artists-ambivalent

I also recommend the group Paraphonique on that label, although they are perhaps more in the vein of atmospheric electronica than the relatively more avant-garde pieces played on today's show.
Thump
Pierre Richardson - Ambivalent (Various Artists) - Low Noise Productions Canadian New
Dirt Cheatin' Buster
Stan K - Ambivalent (Various Artists) - Low Noise Productions Canadian New
Turbinia
Robert T - Ambivalent (Various Artists) - Low Noise Productions Canadian New
VXVX 1
Paranerd - Ambivalent (Various Artists) - Low Noise Productions Canadian New
Third Tunnel
Ruth Grader - Ambivalent (Various Artists) - Low Noise Productions Canadian New
About a year ago, Alain Thibault was performed on this program and Ralph remarked that he liked the piece E.L.V.I.S. that comes from the same album. This piece is for saxophone quartet and tape. The saxophone arrangement is by Walter Boudreau, who was originally in the Quebec avant-progressive ensemble l'Infonie in the late 60s and early 70s, before moving on to do an interpretation of Terry Riley's "In C", music with Michel-Georges Brégent, and other works. Boudreau's work with Michel-Georges Brégent merits the attention of listeners of this program, although I don't have time to play any of it this week.
E.L.V.I.S.
Alain Thibault - Volt - iMédia Canadian
We will conclude with two masters in the drone/ambient idiom, O.M.I.T. from New Zealand and Zoviet France from England. I don't have much to say about these as I think they speak for themselves (sometimes literally). The Zoviet France album is from the early 90s and was recorded live. The O.M.I.T. album was originally released 1994 on double-cassette and reissued in 1997 on triple-CD. Both artists skillfully combine field recordings and samples with drone and ambient music.
The Lost State
O.M.I.T. - Quad - Corpus Hermeticum
Public Service Announcement
Zoviet France - What Is Not True - Charrm
Not Just What To Say
Zoviet France - What Is Not True - Charrm
Interactive CKCU
Ralph
Excellent show, Sean, been enjoying the music. Thanks for sitting in

1:26 PM, January 5th, 2017
Sean McFee (host)
Thank you, it was fun!

7:18 PM, January 5th, 2017