Yep, you read it: Montreal’s very own Nick Kuepfer will be joining us in the studio for today’s Montreal Sessions, armed with a guitar and tape machine to summon his beautiful and otherworldly sounds. This special live performance will mark the end of the Constellation Records-curated month of the Montreal Sessions, and we couldn’t think up a more stunning way to wrap up the series.
From the Constellation website:
Nick Kuepfer is a guitar player who weaves nylon string and electric guitar pieces with live-sampled tape loops, recordings of animals, and drones from various sources. His predominantly wordless music ranges from subtle and static to frantic and abrasive, with a methodical, vigilant sense of experimentation guided by the search for consonance and dissonance with the sounds of “nature”. He began performing solo, under his own name, in 2009 and occasionally invites guest players to join him.
Hear it live today from 3-5pm on yr radio dial, or streaming/from the archives at the CKUT site.
Hey! Remember that Jerusalem in my Heart in-studio we were telling you guys about about? It’s brilliant and it’s now available on the Free Music Archive!
Combining traditional and contemporary Arabic sounds with electronics, drones, and some improvised live tape echo, Radwan and Jérémie brought forth some truly captivating sounds during their performance. Dual vocals, buzuk, synths, and an array of gadgets ebbed and flowed in the reinterpretations of two tracks from their forthcoming record Mo7it Al-Mo7it.
If you need some good music in your life right now, this is the place to go:
And catch them tonight at Le National playing in celebration of the release of their debut album, Mo7it Al-Mo7it.
VERY EXCITING NEWS
Tonight on CKUT for Constellation Records‘ edition of The Montreal Sessions we have a very special performance by the three/thirty piece art and film and music project known as Jerusalem in my Heart!
Comprised of the Lebanese producer/singer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, the French musician Jérémie Regnier, and the Chilean visual artist and filmmaker Marlena Szlam Salazar, JIMH incorporate traditional Arabic melisma with contemporary electronic production to produce a uniquely modern Arabic experimental music.
They only play shows once or twice a year and are rarely together on the same continent, so it goes without saying: DO NOT MISS THIS.
Tune in to 90.3fm or ckut.ca or check the archives after The Montreal Sessions airs (Tuesdays 3-5pm!)
The music department here at CKUT is pleased to announce the hosts of this month’s Montreal Sessions! Constellation Records will be joining us on air in celebration of their recent 15th anniversary. Tune in 3-5 PM every Tuesday in March for plenty of interviews, live performances, and much more! Don’t miss out!
For the Past 15 years, Constellation Records has been a fixture of the Montreal Music community, spewing revolutionary sounds from their headquarters in the Mile End. They’ve released all kinds of incredible music by local and international artists including Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Colin Stetson, Jerusalem In My Heart, Do Make Say Think, Pat Jordache, Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra and many many others.
Don’t sleep on it!
The first episode is already up online, click here to check it out on the archives!
Tune in every Tuesday in March from 3 – 5 pm!
You can listen online at the official CKUT website or on air in Montreal at 90.3 FM on yr dial!