11 episodes

Conversations with Canadian Composers

Northern Static Pete Johnston

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Conversations with Canadian Composers

    Ep. 11 - Marilyn Lerner

    Ep. 11 - Marilyn Lerner

    Episode 11 of Northern Static is a discussion and listening session with Toronto-based pianist and composer Marilyn Lerner. Recorded in October 2017.

    Links:
    https://www.marilynlerner.com
    http://www.petejohnstonmusic.com
    https://seethroughmusic.bandcamp.com

    • 55 min
    Ep. 10 - Paul Newman

    Ep. 10 - Paul Newman

    Episode 10 of Northern Static is a discussion and listening session with Toronto-based composer and saxophonist Paul Newman. Recorded in July 2017.

    Links:
    https://paulnewman1.bandcamp.com
    http://www.petejohnstonmusic.com
    https://seethroughmusic.bandcamp.com

    • 48 min
    Ep. 09 - Nick Fraser

    Ep. 09 - Nick Fraser

    Episode 9 of Northern Static is a discussion and listening session with Toronto-based composer and drummer Nick Fraser. Recorded in September 2019.

    Links:
    http://nickfraserthedrummer.com
    https://nickfraserthedrummer.bandcamp.com
    https://fraserdavismalaby.bandcamp.com/album/zoning
    http://www.petejohnstonmusic.com
    https://seethroughmusic.bandcamp.com

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep. 08 - Allison Cameron

    Ep. 08 - Allison Cameron

    Episode 8 of Northern Static is a discussion and listening session with Toronto-based composer Allison Cameron. Recorded in June 2017.

    Links:
    https://www.allisoncameron.com
    https://soundcloud.com/allisoncameronmusic
    www.petejohnstonmusic.com

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ep. 07 - Rob Clutton

    Ep. 07 - Rob Clutton

    Episode 7 of Northern Static is a discussion and listening session with Toronto-based bassist and composer Rob Clutton. Recorded in October 2017.

    Links:
    https://www.robclutton.com
    https://robclutton.bandcamp.com

    Musical Examples:
    Rob Clutton - “Overtaken By The Hounds of Reason”, from Dubious Pleasures (2005)

    Leo Kottke - “Mr. Fonebone”, from The Essential Leo Kottke Collection, Universal Music Group (1991)

    Dave Holland Quartet - “Four Winds”, from Conference of the Birds, ECM Records (1973)

    Rob Clutton Band - “Cranberry Bog”, from Tender Buttons (2000)

    Oregon - “Poesia”, from Winter Light, Universal Music Group (1974)

    Rob Clutton - “Formal Garden”, from Dubious Pleasures (2005)

    The Cluttertones - “Leeways, Pt. 3”, from Leeways (2018)

    Drumheller - “Porch”, from Wives (2007)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. 06 - Nicole Rampersaud

    Ep. 06 - Nicole Rampersaud

    Episode 6 of Northern Static is a discussion and listening session with New Brunswick-based trumpeter and composer Nicole Rampersaud. Recorded in October 2017.

    Links:
    https://nicolerampersaud.com

    https://soundcloud.com/nicolerampersaud

    Musical Examples:

    Ken Aldcroft’s Convergence Ensemble, “Clydesdale”, from the album Sneaky Petes-Slugs

    Anthony Braxton, excerpt from the album For Alto

    Peter Evans, “Mirrors of Infinity”, from the album Lifeblood

    Axel Dörner, “Improvisation on the Bridge Above Train Tracks”, on YouTube

    Nicole Rampersaud, “#3”

    Nicole Rampersaud, “#4”

    c_RL, “Boogie Woogie To The Church”, from the album Friends

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

aberkok ,

A gem of reporting on an important music niche.

Pete's interviews with his friends also happen to fill a crucial hole in music scholarship: the Toronto contemporary music scene. Keenly curious about people, Pete creates conditions for composers to speak astutely about their own practice. I particularly enjoy the troubling of conventional process tropes: do they like to notate their work, or do it on the computer? Straight to 2-track? In most cases, it's more complicated and interesting than that! All subjects have nifty ways of combining different modalities to get their music where they want it to go.

Mooz-ic ,

Friendly and passionate

Lovely to listen to. Pete and his guests are really friendly and share their passion for music beautifully.

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