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Ep. 05 - Martin Arnold

7/23/2018
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Episode 5 of Northern Static is a discussion and listening session with Toronto-based composer Martin Arnold. Recorded in July 2017. Links: https://soundcloud.com/martinarnold Musical Examples: Martin Arnold, “Slip Minuet”, from the album The Spit Veleta, performed by Mira Benjamin Cecil Taylor, “O.P”, from the album New York City R&B Charles Mingus, “Lock ‘Em Up (Hellview of Bellevue)”, from the album Mingus Oregon, “Rainmaker”, from the album Winter Light Gentle Giant, “The Advent of...

Duration:01:55:31

Ep. 04 - Christine Bougie

7/8/2018
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Episode 4 of Northern Static is a discussion and listening session with guitar player and composer Christine Bougie. Recorded in August 2017. Links: http://www.christinebougie.com https://christinebougie.bandcamp.com http://www.petejohnstonmusic.com Musical Examples: Christine Bougie and Dafydd Hughes, “Hammy’s Secret Life”, from the album This Is Awesome Joni Mitchell, “In France They Kiss on Main Street”, from the album Shadows and Light Bill Frisell, “Pleased To Meet You”, from the...

Duration:01:07:19

Ep. 03 - Mike Smith

7/1/2018
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A conversation with composer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Smith, leader of the bands Muskox and the Mike Smith Company. Recorded in July 2017. Links: www.soundcloud.com/mikesmithto www.muskox.bandcamp.com Musical Examples: Jonathan Adjemian and Mike Smith, “Fifth Transcombobulation”, from the album Transcombobulation Mr. Bungle, “Platypus”, from the album Disco Volante Frank Zappa, “Brown Shoes Don’t Make It”, from the album Absolutely Free Muskox, “Generic Organs”, from the album...

Duration:01:26:49

Ep. 02 - Lina Allemano

6/24/2018
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Episode 2 of Northern Static is a discussion and listening session with trumpet player and composer Lina Allemano. Recorded in July 2017. Links: www.linaallemano.com https://linaallemano.bandcamp.com Musical Examples: Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot, “Squish It”, from the album Squish It. Lina Allemano 4, “Flummox”, from the album Live At The Tranzac. Lina Allemano 4, “Hush”, from the album Live At The Tranzac. Lina Allemano 4, “Sometimes Y”, from the album Sometimes Y.

Duration:01:16:19

Ep. 01 - Ken Aldcroft in Memoriam

6/19/2018
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This inaugural episode of Northern Static explores the music of the late guitarist and composer Ken Aldcroft, with guests Karen Ng and Wes Neal. Links: www.kenaldcroft.com Musical Examples: Dave Douglas, "Parallel Worlds", from the album Parallel Worlds. Ken Aldcroft’s Convergence Ensemble, “Our Hospitality” from the album Saskatoon Bassement 2007. Henry Threadgill Zooid, “Sap” from the album This Brings Us To, Vol. 1. Ken Aldcroft’s Threads Quintet, “Threads III” from the album 10/09/11....

Duration:01:41:18