A series of collisions between musicians and my orchestra of speakers (aka "acousmonium"). All material is improvised, the player is amplified and subjected to processing through a computer, which is then used to diffuse the sound to the various speakers live.
This version of the acousmonium is made up of two tape recorders, two radios, one powered speaker, one timpani, three recycled speakers, three transducers, one piano, one gong, one snare drum, a mason jar, a midi keyboard, and a computer.
This album was recorded and released during a residency at the Banff Centre in July & August 2017.
forever&sunsmell was an ambient improvising duo made up of musicians Ben Wylie and Alexandra Spence. Hailing from Seattle & Sydney respectively, Ben & Alex met through the MFA program at SFU. They have a shared interest in noise, silence, subtlety, and unusual sound sources. They performed many shows in Vancouver between 2014 and 2016. Notable engagements include the 2015 Big Joy Festival, Quiet City #30, and live scores for choreography by Linnea Gwiazda and Emmalena Fredriksson.