Luc Ex’s Assemblée is something of a super-group that pits together voices from all over the underground music community. Hamid Drake serves as a powerful drummer with tendencies for heavy handed grooves, whereas Ingrid Laubrock and Ab Baars trade quirky, avant-garde saxophone melodies that encompass a wide array of extended techniques. Lux Ex himself is a powerful bassist with stage presence and natural musicality to lead any group in the right direction. The group’s Saturday night show at this year’s Suoni Per Il Popolo festival showcased a massive dynamic range making for surprising moments throughout each of the two sets. Continue reading
A huge shoutout to Suoni Per Il Popolo which has been taking over Montreal Sessions during the past few weeks!
Presented by the SALA (Société des Arts Libres et Actuels), Suoni Per Il Popolo is an annual event, and, this year, it has been taking place during the month of June. It follows a mandate committed to support avant-garde, experimental music and artists. Suoni Per Il Popolo builds a community open to variety and a wide range of musical forms and genres. It is a place to build connections, between artist and artist, artist and audience, audience member to audience member. It is a place to discover and to be exposed to new ways to appreciate music.
Suoni Per Il Popolo tries to build awareness and bring forth the new, the diverse, and the progressive, It features local artists (maintaining 50% Canadian content) as well as international artists. It holds the goal to show the relationship between music, sound and cinema and progressive social an political movements. It also hosted its free and open workshop series, Tools of the Trade, during the first week of June.
Events for Suoni Per Il Popolo are now drawing to a close. But, if you would like to get a taste of what Suoni Per Il Popolo is about, you still have one last chance! Feel free to check out their last event for this year’s program! This Sunday, June 25th, at 10h30pm, taking place at La sala rossa. The show will be featuring The Goods (Scott C & Andy William) and Dark Maat’r. Tickets are $15.
Wishing you all a nice rest of the month!
We survived another epic year of Suoni Per Il Popolo and now it’s back to the usual summer routine of park hangs, picnics, and bike rides. Suoni brought a lot of great folks into Montreal, including our dear friend (& former CKUT music coordinator) AJ Cornell to perform in an excellent duo with fellow CKUT music dept alum Tim Darcy — we were lucky enough to have them in for a live interview during last week’s Montreal Sessions, and it felt so good to have a mini reunion right there in the studio.
ckut top 30 – june 21, 2016
1. jef elise barbara – sexe machin/sex machine – fixture records CC *
2. kaytranada – 99.9% – xl CC *
3. aj cornell & tim darcy – too significant to ignore – nna tapes CC *
4. anohni – hopelessness – secretly canadian
5. un blonde – good will come to you – egg paper factory CC * Continue reading