Daily Archives: October 5, 2011

This is quite unrelated to Vergil.

Vergil’s first visit.

This is quite unrelated to Vergil.

Vergil Sharkya is our artist-in-residence for the October edition of the Montreal Sessions! Yesterday he performed live along with the Quebecois poet MARTIMOTS and played pre-recorded musics (listed below).

Here’s his playlist from the first session (4th October):

1. Fields of Dub: Rise Like Lions (words by M. Field, music and arrangement by F.o.D., produced by J. Cotgreave and S. Dearnaley)
John Cotgreave – bass; Sean Dearnaley – live electronics and effects; Mike Field – guitar, vocals; Vergil Sharkya’ – synthesizer; Joey Zeb – electronic drums; special guest: Leslie Cabernet – Melodica

2. Vergil Sharkya': Fashion Bantam (originally composed for Equal Measures, a cross-art-dance performance directed by Jo Blowers)
Composed, programmed, edited and mixed by V. Sharkya'; additional drum programming by Duncan Speakman

3. Vergil Sharkya': u&e (hypercomposition for digital instruments; composed, recorded, hypercomposed, edited and mixed by V. Sharkya’)
Vergil Sharkya’ – CDJ players and effects
Recorded live at FACT, Liverpool, UK, February 2009
A studio recording of u&e was published in 2006 on Hypercompositions Volume One, Audio Research Editions ARECD206

4. Philip Jeck and Vergil Sharkya': Hyper Oomph
Philip Jeck – record players, Casio SK1 sampling keyboard, electric bass and effects; Vergil Sharkya’ – CDJ players and effects
Recorded live at FACT, Liverpool, UK, February 2009

5. Vergil Sharkya': Planthem 2 (hypercomposition; featuring the voice of Elisabeth-anne Williams; composed, recorded, hypercomposed, edited and mixed by V. Sharkya’)
Published in 2006 on Hypercompositions Volume One, Audio Research Editions ARECD206

6. Vergil Sharkya': Scouse Scouse (hypercomposition; featuring the voices of Sharon Keogh, John Cotgreave, Mike Field, Joey Zeb; composed, recorded, hypercomposed, edited and mixed by V. Sharkya’)
Curated by Radio Grenouille, Marseille, France, for Ends and Entries, for the official programme of Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008

7. Martimots and Vergil Sharkya': From Liverpool to Montréal
Martimots – poésie; Vergil Sharkya’ – laptop, synthesizer and effects
Also featuring the voices of Sharon Anson, Ian Cantwell, Joey Zeb
CKUT studio live session

8. Isaiah Ceccarelli and Vergil Sharkya': untitled (free improv)
Isaiah Ceccarelli – drums; Vergil Sharkya’ – synthesizer
Recorded live at Mardi Spaghetti, Le Cagibi, Montréal, December 2010; recorded by Mathieu Bélanger, mastered by V. Sharkya’

9. Philippe Lauzier and Vergil Sharkya': untitled (free improv)
Philippe Lauzier – bass clarinet; Vergil Sharkya’ – synthesizer
Recorded live at Mardi Spaghetti, Le Cagibi, Montréal, September 2010; recorded by Mathieu Bélanger, mastered by V. Sharkya’

10. Philippe Battikha and Vergil Sharkya': untitled (free improv; excerpt)
Philippe Battikha – trumpet and electronics; Vergil Sharkya’ – synthesizer and effects
Recorded live at Mardi Spaghetti, Le Cagibi, Montréal, September 2011; recorded, edited and mastered by V. Sharkya’

11. Ellwood Epps and Vergil Sharkya': untitled (free improv)
Ellwood Epps – trumpet; Vergil Sharkya': synthesizer
Recorded live at VergilReality, Montréal, February 2011; recorded and mastered by V. Sharkya’