Saturday, March 2, 2013

Doors Open at 8pm, Show starts at 9pm. Sliding Scale $5-10.

Saturday March 2, 2013 at Modern Fuel presents artists working on traditional acoustic instruments in new ways through the addition of analog processing and delay.  Kingston's Zach Clarke uses a large, suspended gong and an array of mallets, contact microphones and hand manipulation techniques to etch out haunting and percussive sound performances. Toronto's buffalo7 will be performing 4matins, a dream narrated by four voices (Simon Borer, Julia Krolik, Justin Ladd and Shanna Sordahl) through rhythmically contrived phrases and processed accordian. Ottawa's Michael Caffrey has prepared his bagpipes with contact microphones connected to processing gear to deliver novel and unexpected tones from this traditional Highland instrument.

buffalo7 is the creative offshoot of Jessie Stephenson. While buffalo7 finds time to play within the electroacoustic realm of accordion drones, Jessie studies in the Master of Divinity program at Emmanuel College, UCC Seminary, in Toronto, ON. When she is not studying theology, Jessie is practicing spiritual care by compassionately observing lives. Jessie also syndicates a no-wave radio program on CFRC 101.9 FM and is in a doom metal country band. 

Zach Clarke: "Sometimes I hear sounds by hearing them and sometimes I hear sounds by making them. Other times I hear sounds by thinking them. Sometimes people hear the sounds I hear and sometimes people hear the sounds I make. Other times people hear the sounds I think. Sometimes I think I hear the sounds they think, too."

Michael Caffrey is a musician and electronic sound artist in the Outauais region. Since 1990, Michael's practice has been focused on exploring new techniques and possibilities of electronic sound generation, and applying these as expressive tools in a live performance context.