A new interpretive composition for Kristin Nelson’s Sidney Sydney project

This Saturday, August 25 Winnipeg based visual artist Kristin Nelson will present a special event titled Sydney Sidney at the Sidney Community Centre in Sidney Manitoba. This project features sounds of the Sydney Opera House curtains (made by Nelson on a residency in Australia in 2015) as interpreted in 10 new audio compositions by: Andrea Roberts (MB), Casey Mecija (ON), Christine Fellows (MB), crys cole (MB), Gail Priest (AU), hannah_g (MB), Judith Rice (ON), Kelly Ruth (AB), Süss (MB) and Roger White (QC) with live ‘curtain piano’ by Dallas Nedotiafko. My contribution, Curtain Call, will premiere at this one-time listening event. Full details on the event are available here.

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Two Words LP w/ Francis Plagne out now!

Two Words is the debut release of my collaboration with Australian musician Francis Plagne, out now on Black Truffle Records. This LP is a conceptual work that developed through our live collaborations and extensive conversations around merging things that seemingly do not ‘fit’ together. I’m so pleased with how this came together and feel very grateful to have this special piece out in the world! Big thanks to Francis, Joe Talia & Oren Ambarchi (Black Truffle). The album features words by Marty Hiatt (AU/DE) and a stunning cover painting – Poptones (2015) – by Australian painter Anne Wallace.

Album is available worldwide now through various shops & distros as well as directly through Kompakt.

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Excerpts from the album:

Some fabulous reviews already out for the LP: 

https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/2018/07/06/on-the-record-july-6-2018/

https://toneshift.net/2018/07/14/two-words-by-francis-plagne-x-crys-cole/

https://obladada.com/2018/07/18/revisio-francis-plagne-crys-cole-two-words/

https://www.thefourohfive.com/music/review/review-with-two-sides-francis-plagne-crys-cole-s-lush-endeavor-is-ethereal-in-the-purest-sense-153

Sonic Arts Union event in NY July 20 + 21

On July 20 + 21 there will be a special 2-day event at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, NY observing the legacy of late 60s-early 70s experimental music collective the Sonic Arts Union and its founding members: David Behrman, Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma, and the late Robert Ashley (1930-2014). Several important works by each composer will be performed with all of the living composers present at the events and in some cases performing in the works. The Friday evening’s program features later era works and premiere’s of new compositions (1993 – 2018), while the Saturday evening focuses on earlier works by the composers (1962 – 1969) as well as presentations of contemporary works from friends, colleagues, and invited guests who have been inspired by their approach.

I will perform twice on the Saturday night program, first in a performance of David Behrman‘s Runthrough (1967-68) alongside David Behrman & Cleek Schrey and then in a short performance with Oren Ambarchi referencing material from our 2017 LP Hotel Record.

It’s an absolute honour to be a part of this phenomenal event celebrating four composers whom i have long admired. Full program details and tickets are available through the Issue Project Room site here.

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Ora Clementi presented by Ina-GRM in Paris May 12

Next weekend, May 12 – 13 James Rushford and i (Ora Clementi) will perform at a wonderful 2-day festival FOCUS presented by Ina-GRM in Paris. We are thrilled and honoured to present our work at this very special 2-day event alongside an incredible program of artists; Ellen Arkbro (SW), Stíne Janvin (NO), David Rosenboom (US), Pierre Henry (FR), Eliane Radigue (FR) and Bernard Parmegiani (FR).

Our performance takes place on the evening of Saturday May 12 at le Centquatre-Paris .

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Performance in Athens at Borderline Festival this weekend – April 22

This weekend i am pleased to perform in my duo with Oren Ambarchi at the Borderline Festival in Athens. This 5-day event is presented this year in partnership with the Onassis Cultural Centre and events take place at several venues throughout the centre of Athens. Oren and i will perform at the OCC Upper Stage on Sunday, April 22 as part of the closing events. Full details here.

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