Monday, 30 July 2012

[creative-radio] Howl! recordings


* Howl! recordings
listen/download recordings by Montreal community artists

Howl! arts collective is publishing original recordings by community artists
from Montreal, featuring a diversity of artists, from contemporary jazz, to
spoken word poetry and also recordings protest music from the streets of
Montreal via Quebec's ongoing student uprising.

In these recordings you hear the vibrancy of the independent arts scene in
Montreal, artistic voices actively challenging the boundaries of contemporary
art while also exploring relationship between the arts and activist movements
for social justice, in Quebec and globally.

From the links below you can both listen and/or download the recordings, also
Howl! encourages you to post/share these links in your networks, on email and
social media. In sharing these pieces of independent music, you are making a
small contribution to building support for community artists.

* Metro Man, Metro Woman - by Norman Nawrocki

A poem written to highlight struggles of the homeless during Montreal winter.
Written by Norman Nawrocki and published by Howl! arts collective after
Nawrocki read the poem at an artistic action to remember Farshad Mohammadi, a
homeless man killed by Montreal police on at métro Bonaventure.

* October 12 - by Alejandro Saravia.

Howl! arts collective is sharing "October 12" by poet Alejandro Saravia, who
writes; "If Ralph Ellison were a Quebecois in the year 2012, he would still
write Invisible Man, L?homme invisible. Almost sixty years have passed since
the African American author published a text about the negation of the other.
We live in a province that suffers the blindness of being a 'developed' society
that gets drunk with the riches created by those who toil in the anonymity of
being 'the other', the dark skinned, the immigrant."

* Jen Reimer and Max Stein at Howl!

Jen Reimer and Max Stein create site-specific soundscapes for horn and live
electronics. Their compositions are conceived, composed, rehearsed and
performed and recorded in the spaces themselves. Their piece for Howl IV at
Sala Rosa was unique because it was the project's first performance in a venue.
To create movement and transience in their piece, they situated four smaller
speakers in addition to the house speakers to create a surround-sound harmonic

* Butterfly Ashes by Moe Clark

"Butterfly Ashes" is a poetic ode, a call to arms, to honour the missing and
murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. Butterfly Ashes portrays the vulnerable
connection between language and meaning, between media and truth, between the
migratory patterns of Monarch butterflies and the historical nomadic routes of
aboriginal women and now the contemporary roads they now travel down.

* My Old Tapes by Cop Car Bonfire

Listen to "My Old Tapes" by Cop Car Bonfire, a track from the "Earthquake" E.P,
the first official release by artist Tim Lafontaine. "The album inspired by
planet earth and plate tectonics. The earth is shifting right below us, people
tend to forget this. Reality is unstable, what does this say about
composition," writes Lafontaine.

Howl! arts collective


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