Sun, Jun 26|
CMC Presents Greg Bruce // Grace Scheele
A concert presenting two different approaches to incorporating technology and looping.
Time & Location
Jun 26, 2022, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Toronto, 20 St Joseph St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1J9, Canada
About The Event
Greg Bruce is an improvisor and composer searching for new sounds through the forgotten opportunities of analogue technology. His work blends contemporary classical, folk, and minimalist musics; and exposes the sonic potential of acoustic feedback and tape media. Through a breath-powered instrumentarium – a saxophone augmented by state of the art, lo-tech – Greg seeks to investigate the human/machine dialectic and invoke a post-digital future.
Hailing from St. John’s (NL) and currently based in Montréal (QC), Greg is a University of Toronto Doctor of Musical Arts Candidate whose research in feedback saxophone is supported by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. His professional work with tape media is similarly supported by a Canada Council for the Arts research and creation grant.
For his first appearance at the Canadian Music Centre, Greg will present his seminal post-digital compositions. With a tenor saxophone augmented by a guitar amp and portable cassette recorder, he will conjure musical works ranging from modal feedback melodies to dark, tape-loop soundscapes. _______
American-Canadian Grace Scheele is an electroacoustic harpist, composer, and improviser. Her music hones minimalistic textures within noise landscapes - creating a sound that is "a pliable, fluid, continuum...that's as beautiful as it is unconventional"