SOUND OF THE MOUNTAIN

amplified clarinet and trumpet from Montréal

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Should you be without any information and listening to this music, you could easily believe this is some electro-acoustic music; maybe of objects pushed around on a carpet, but then heavily amplified; very soft in volume but very powerful at the same time. This is some fascinating stuff. -Frans De Waard, Vital Weekly.

A duo featuring the hollowed-out of amplified clarinet and trumpet, Sound of the Mountain comes from a strong history of improvisation and extended performance techniques, offering their audience long-form deep listening experiences through the sculpting of vitalized breath.

Since forming in 2015, they have played over 100 concerts together, developing a sound language which merges acoustic and electronic textures through amplification and extended performance techniques. With this language they create long-form improvised soundscapes, evoking a vast range of textures, from silence and spaciousness, to rumbling bass and room saturation. The duo works with closely-mic’d instruments and minimal equalization, avoiding the use of effects pedals and loops, such that their constant physical attention drives the music. The whistles and creaking of metal and reed anticipate the more dense moments of distortion and feedback in pieces that can be appreciated as discreet moments, or longer forms.

Active touring artists, they have played internationally throughout Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Australia, and coast-to-coast throughout Canada. Making a point of collaboration, the duo has collaborated with Japanese improvised music pioneers Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Michiyo Yagi and Akira Sakata , Canadian experimental trailblazers like the electro-acoustic duo Instant Places, Tone Deaf’s Matt Rogalsky, or Guelph’s own hurdy-gurdy player Ben Grossman, and members of Quebec’s experimental electronic community Alain Lefevbre, Anne-F Jacques, and Alexandre St-Onge, along with many many more. Favouring community-building and DIY ethics you’re most likely to hear them playing in your friend’s basement, artist-run-centres, galleries and cafes.

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2018

Sound of the Mountain Japan October 2018
Oct 29, Sound of the Mountain with Tim Olive, Space Eauuu, Kobe, Japan
Oct 27, Sound of the Mountain with Tim Olive, Figya, Osaka, Japan
Oct 24, Sound of the Mountain with Toshimaru Nakamura & Tetuzi Akiyama, Ftarri, Tokyo
Oct 23, trio with Zhao Cong (China), Bar Ishee, Tokyo
Oct 20, Sound of the Mountain with Shinkan Tamaki, Oto Oto, Tokyo
Oct 17, Sound of the Mountain with Yuma Takeshita Permian, Tokyo
Oct 14, Sound of the Mountain with Yumiko Yoshimoto & Hisaharu Teruuchi, Koenji Goodman, Tokyo
Oct 12, Junji Hirose & Elizabeth Millar, Toshimaru Nakamura & Craig Pedersen, Ftarri, Tokyo

Oct 5, Sound of the Mountain, General Assembly, Ottawa
July 14, Sound of the Mountain and William Davison, The Tranzac, Toronto, ON

Short May Ontario Tour with Toshimaru Nakamura and Martin Taxt
venues TBA - email for info.

May 31st - Open Ears Festival - Kitchener, ON
May 25th - Burn Down the Capital Presents - Toronto, ON
May 24th - Tone Deaf Presents - Kingston, ON
May 23rd - General Assembly - Ottawa, ON

Non-tour
May 2nd - SOTM "big crescendo" with Nick Kuepfer and Eric Craven, w. Kee Avil, Love Children of the Apocalypse - Brasserie Beaubien, Montreal, QC

Cross Canada Spring Tour
April 22 - The Gore Street Cafe w. Hinterbrane - Sault Ste. Marie, ON: FB event
April 21 - The Apollo w. Johnny 2 Fingers & The Deformities - Thunder Bay, ON: FB event
April 19 - Video Pool Media Arts Centre w. Civvie - Winnipeg, MB: FB event
April 16 - Drone Factory w. Jeff Morton - Regina, SK: FB event
April 15 - Unheard Sound Series - Paved Arts - Saskatoon, SK
April 14 - Sweaty Palms Presents: w. Nadir Bellahmer, Ghost Library - Ortona Armoury - Edmonton, AB FB event
April 8 - Bug Incision Presents w. Ota/Macleod/Gignoux/Dadge - Highline Brewing - Calgary, AB - FB event
April 5 - Naramata Community Church w. MANZAP & David Geraghty - Naramata, BC
April 3 - Sawdust Collector - The Gold Saucer - Vancouver, BC

Melbourne, Australia
January 16 - w. Belinda Woods: Make It Up Club 20th Anniversary Festival, Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC
January 14 - Live on The Sound Barrier with Ian Parsons, PBS Radio 106.7FM, Melbourne, VIC


2017

Western Australia:

December 26-30 - Residency - Perth, WA
December 21 - Outcome Unknown - Spectrum Artist Space - Perth, WA
December 19 - Noizemachin!! - Perth Artifactory - Perth, WA
December 11 - iMprov Collective - Perth, WA

Southeast Asia tour:

November 29 - Ujikaji Presents at Artistry - Singapore
November 24 - Klex Fest - Raw Art Space - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
November 23 - Carbon Guest House - Penang, Malaysia
November 21 - Performance Universiti Sains Malaysia - Penang , Malaysia
November 21 - Artist talk Universiti Sains Malaysia - Penang , Malaysia
November 18 - with Yong Yandsen and Sudarshan Chandra Kumar - Raw Art Space, KL, Malaysia
November 13 - Yoko Cafe - Viet Music Reunion - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
November 10 - MANZI - Hanoi, Vietnam
November 6 - 先行一車 - Taipei, Taiwan November 5 - 玩劇島小劇場 Little Play - Taichung, Taiwan
November 3 - 江山藝改所 (Jiang Shan Yi Gai Suo) - Hsinchu, Taiwan

Japan:

October 30 - Yellow Vision Asagaya - Tokyo
Quintet with Akira Sakata, Michiyo Yagi and Joe Talia

October 29th - Kissa Sakaiki - Tokyo
with Yamagishi Naoto (percussion)

October 27th - Bar Ishee - Tokyo
with Kawaguchi Takahiro (self-made instrument) and suzueri

October 20 - Big Apple - Kobe
quartet with Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura

October 17 - Common Cafe - Osaka
with Tim Olive and Takahiro Kawabuchi, Christian Alvear

October 15 - Ftarri - Tokyo
with Takashi Masubuchi (guitar) and Masahide Tokunaga (alto sax)


October 11 - Koenji Goodman - Tokyo
with Yoshimoto Yumiko, guitar; Teruuchi Hisahari, piano

October 8 - Ftarri - Tokyo
duo: Toshimaru Nakamura (no-input mixing board), Craig Pedersen (trumpet)

October 1 - Yellow Vision - Toyko
improvised music evening with Naoki Kondo

September 30 - Bar Ishee - Tokyo
with Darren Moore / Cal Lyall

September 17 - OTOOTO - Tokyo
Solos and trio with Tetuzi Akiyama

August 31 - Poison Meal - Yellow Vision Asagaya - Tokyo
playing Solos with Maresuke and Co.

August 14 - Ftarri - Tokyo
with:
Gretchen Jude [from U.S.A.] (koto), Naoto Yamagishi (percussion), and Masahide Tokunaga (alto sax) trio
Takahiro Kawaguchi (self-made instrument), Yui Nakamura (voice), and Takashi Masubuchi (guitar) trio

Cross Canada Tour
June 28 - House of Common - Ottawa, ON https://www.facebook.com/events/118104215426156
June 30 - House Concert - Kingston, ON
July 1 - No Canada - The Spill - Peterborough, ON https://www.facebook.com/events/295234140895439/
July 4 - Track Could Bend - Toronto, ON https://www.facebook.com/trackcouldbend/
July 5 - The Common Café - Guelph, ON https://www.facebook.com/events/781473108677217/
July 7 - HAVN - Hamilton, ON
July 9 - House Concert - Toronto, ON
July 10 - Cosmic Dave's Vinyl Emporium - Sudbury, ON https://www.facebook.com/events/1655269338115106/
July 12 - The Apollo - Thunder Bay, ON
July 14 - Neutral Ground - Regina, SK https://www.facebook.com/events/120859618503752/
July 15 - Gallery AKA - Saskatoon, SK https://www.facebook.com/events/100435587267337/
July 16 - Bug Incision - Calgary, AB https://www.facebook.com/events/489338138075925/
July 20 - Dirt Buffet Cabaret - Edmonton, AB https://www.facebook.com/events/1761861650495446/
July 22 - Sweaty Palms Presents - Edmonton, AB https://www.facebook.com/events/1376009992435067/
July 23 - Skin and Bones Series - Kelowna, BC https://www.facebook.com/events/1624362277583414/
July 24 - Leir House Cultural Centre - Penticton, BC https://www.facebook.com/events/396695680726040/
July 25 - 4pm - CiTR 101.9 - Vancouver, BC
July 25 - Thors Palace - Vancouver, BC https://www.facebook.com/events/140575303192409/
July 29 - House Concert - Hornby Island, BC https://www.facebook.com/events/111997626108846/
July 30- Lot 8 House Concert - Victoria, BC - email for details

June 13, 830pm // w/ 5 sided-circle // La Vitrola // Suoni Per Il Popolo // Montréal, QC
May 24, 9pm // quartet w/ Eric Craven, Nick Kuepfer + Skintone, guests // Barpub St. Denis // Montreal, QC
My 16, 8pm // Vernissage w/ special guests TBA // VAV Gallery, Concordia University // Montréal, QC
May 12, 9pm // w/ La Forêt rouge, Terrific Cindy, Dead Squirrels // Brasserie Beaubien // Montréal, QC
April 8, 8pm // w/ Walter Wright, Bonnie Kane & Others // Casa Obscura, Montéal, QC
March 15, 8pm // Art Matters Vernissage // Mainline Gallery, Montréal, QC
March 7th, 8pm // Mardi Spaghetti: SOTM trio w/ Matt Rogalsky // Cagibi (5490 Boul. St. Laurent), Montréal, QC
March 5th, 7pm // SOTM duo + trio with David Broscoe // IMOO Series, Ottawa, ON
March 4th, 8pm // SOTM trio w/ Matt Rogalsky // Musical Chairs, Kingston, ON
March 3rd, 9pm // w/ Colin Fisher & SHDWCIN // P4B: Common, Guelph, ON
February 25, 9pm // w/ Eschaton & Platitudes // Etre, Montréal, QC
February 10, 9pm // SOTM + 1/4 Tonne+Moose Terrific + DJ Skintone // La Plante, Montréal, QC
January 28, 9pm // Tender Threads / SOTM // Le Cagibi (5490 Boul. St. Laurent), Montréal, QC
January 19, 8pm // Alpha UMI 1: Sound of the Mountain + Foisy/Lumley // North Star Pinball (3908 Blvd St Laurent), Montréal, QC

2016
December 19, 9pm // with Meowlinda + Paulabulus // the Spill (414 George St N), Peterborough, ON
December 18, 8pm // Audiopollination Series // Array Space (155 Walnut Ave), Toronto, ON
December 17, 8:30pm // Admission of Guilt Series opening for Susan Alcorn // Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 101 Queen Street, North Kitchener, ON
December 8th, 9pm // East-Fest (SOTM at 10:15pm) // La Sala Rossa (4848 boul St-Laurent), Montréal, QC
November 24, 8:30pm // ZIP! SAX! Series: SOTM trio with Yves Charuest + Denley/Normand + Lauzier/Mouchous/Schidlowsky // La Vitrola (4602 Boul St-Laurent), Montréal
10.19.16 // Sauna (Concordia Greenhouse) // Montréal, QC
10.01.16 // La Plante (w/ Anne-F Jacques, Nick Kuepfer) // Montreal, QC
9.25.16 // Pop Montréal: Brasserie Beaubien // Montreal, QC
7.25.16 // Sound Sound Series // St Catharines, ON
7.24.16 // Audiopollination: Array Space // Toronto, ON
7.23.16 // Place for Bands // Guelph, ON
7.22.16 // The Spill (Baby Labour/Idle Crow/Deathsticks) // Peterborough, ON
7.03.16 // IMOO (w/ Instant Places) // Montréal, QC
7.02.16 // Musical Chairs (w/ Instant Places + Firemoss) // Kingston, ON
7.30.16 // Matralab (w/ Instant Places) // Montréal, QC
6.02.16 // La Plante (w/ Baby Labour) // Montréal, QC
5.27.16 // Librarie St. Jean-Baptiste // Québec, QC
5.26.16 // Obey Convention // Halifax, NS
5.25.16 // Struts Gallery // Sackville, NB
5.23.16 // Mazerolle Gallery // Fredericton, NB
5.18.16 // BarPub St Denis // CANCELLED
4.30.16 // Radio Vieux-Hull w/ Instant Places // LIVE STREAM
4.4.16 // Mardi Spaghetti // Cagibi // Montréal, QC
3.18.16 //Brasserie Beaubien // Montréal, QC
2.23.16 // La Passe // Montréal, QC

2015
12.26.15 // Lot 6 // Victoria, BC
12.18.15 // Ministry of Casual Living // Victoria, BC
11.15.15 // House Concert // Montreal, QC
08.22.15 // Singjazz Club // Singapore
08.21.15 // SPIL // Findars // Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08.20.15 // Findars // Kuala Lumpure, Malaysia
08.3.15 // w/ iMprov Collective // Perth, Australia
07.21.15 // La Passe // Montréal, QC
07.12.15 // House Concert // Montréal, QC
06.14.15 // House Concert // Montréal, QC
02.03.15 // Mardi Spaghetti // Montréal, QC