In the realm of contemporary music, free jazz and electronic sound art have run in similar directions. The idea that an architect of sound can evoke a meaning that is rooted in traditional musical phrasing, yet free from the traditional systematic approach to organizing pitch and rhythm is the basis behind both art forms. Despite the similarities in mentality and phrase structure, the contrasting sound aesthetics valued in each musical style provide for ideas that communicate without producing a sound leaning more towards one art form. On Rêves Sonores à Alwan, the newest release from Montreal’s own Howl Arts Collective, Saxophone player Ras Moshe, Pianist Stefan Christoff, and producer Nick Schofield have joined forces resulting in a piece of music that explores the expressive possibilities of sound in both an electronic based community as well as a more jazz rooted conception. Continue reading
Check it out! You may have heard about Montreal’s new resto/bar Maison Sociale and the associated Green Room Radio channel that broadcasts for patrons and online-streamers alike. CKUT is pleased to host a weekly slot every Thursday from 7-8pm, directly after our good buds Cult MTL wrap up their 5-7 slot. The first transmission is today, so tune in to catch Nick Schofield, host of Underground Sounds, kick it off with an hour of local music selections. Stream it live right HERE.
Art Not Love returns for their second week of sharing & airing art that is close to the label’s dark, oozing heart. In the words of Charlie Twitch, label founder, here’s what’s up…
“Today on CKUT FM we’re back on the Montreal Sessions with two new guests: familiar face Nick Schofield of Saxsyndrum, and costume designer and artist extraordinaire Jenn Wade! Tune in to 90.3fm from 3pm – 5pm EST or www.ckut.ca to hear what they have to say for themselves!”
Yes, you guessed it, a year end episode of Underground Sounds is coming your way, with tune selections from your host Nick Schofield. Not only will Nick be airing hot tunes from 2014, but you can also catch a feature interview with Sean Michaels, author of Us Conductors, winner of the Giller Prize, and founder of Said The Gramophone music blog.
Hellooooo radio lovers, tonight on Underground Sounds your host Nick Schofield brings you the down low on a tasty selection of Montreal shows, album launches and everything musical in between, spanning the hours of 8-10pm at 90.3 FM & online at CKUT.ca – yay!
What’s up, you ask? James Benjamin, of Breakglass Studios, is coming by the station to expound on the series they’re hosting with Suoni Per Il Popolo on June 12, 13 & 14. Interviews with artists performing will be interspersed, so listen out for the voices behind Little Scream, The Luyas and Maica Mia. Later in the program a pre-recorded interview with Nicole and Danica from Montreal duo Girls In Uniform will walk listeners through their debut EP.
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