Sontag Shogun’s Giant Sack’a Potatoes / Justin Wright / DF

Sunday, August 19, 2018
DOORS: 8:00pm
MUSIC: 8:30pm
La Vitrola

+ Sontag Shogun's Giant Sack'a Potatoes (Montreal - New York) featuring members of Fly Pan Am, Avec le Soileil Sortant de sa Bouche, and more in a big band ensemble. 
++ Justin Wright (Montreal)
+++ DF (Montreal)

Sontag Shogun is a collaborative trio + one that makes use of analog sound treatments and nostalgic solo piano compositions in harmony to depict abstract places in our memory. They have recently joined collaborative forces with Alex Beth Schapiro, a live scentscape artist to bring olfactory narratives and abstracted engagement with physical space to music. Textures built from organic materials such as sand, slate, boiling water, brush and dried leaves, both produced live in performance and recorded to weathered 1/4" tape warm up the space between lush piano themes. All of which is abstracted coolly in the reflective digital space of treated vocals and a live-processed feed from the piano. Bringing us back, like a faded passing scent or any natural emotive trigger, but to where? The wordless journey there will inevitably be more revealing than the destination itself. 

Ian Temple, piano
Jeremy Young, tapes, oscillators, piezo mics
Jesse Perlstein, laptop, field recordings

Sontag Shogun has shared the stage with notable artists such as Hauschka, Dawn Of Midi, Julia Kent, Matana Roberts, Oren Ambarchi, Aki Onda, David Grubbs, Tom Carter, Ben Vida, Greg Fox, Christopher Bissonnette, Hans Appelqvist, Chris Forsyth, Mountains, Sam Shalabi, Noveller, Helena Espvall, Christopher Tignor, as well as many others..

Justin Wright is a cellist and composer who strives to push the boundaries of new classical and experimental indie music, and to erase the lines between synthetic and acoustic sounds. A prolific collaborator in countless Montreal-based musical projects, Justin has established himself as one of the city’s most innovative and versatile cellists, performing in classical concert halls and underground loft venues alike. A former molecular biology researcher, Justin takes an exploratory and experimental approach to creating music, integrating composition, production, and recording into a single process, and fostering an environment where mistakes and spontaneity are embraced as integral tools for creation.

[ DF ]
Montreal-based audiovisual duo DF emerged in 2014, taking creative risks in interdisciplinary performance. Equal parts music and light, DF visually synthesizes the hypnotic sounds of looped saxophone in real-time by integrating audio-reactive light installations and generative projection-mapped visuals. Performances “create a uniquely immersive experience” (The Bull & Bear) and their melodic minimalism has drawn comparisons to Colin Stetson with a tech twist. 

With the release of their 2017 A/V EP “abcdf,” DF received radio airplay and feature interviews on CBC and university radio stations across Canada. Their video releases, interviews, and reviews have appeared on Canadian and international music blogs including Popdose, Ride the Tempo, Cult MTL, Grayowl Point, and Noise Journal. Performance highlights include TEDxYouth Montreal, Up Here Festival, Sofar Sounds, Ottawa New Music Creators, Pop Montreal and One Man Band Festival. 

More details TBA. Stay tuned!

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