Sunday, March 19 (2 pm)
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Fischer Gallery Lounge
123 King St. W.
VOICE WILL BE VOICE:
Instrumentality & Textual Hearing
PAUL DUTTON/JOE SORBARA DUO
PAUL DUTTON soundsinging, poetry
JOE SORBARA drums, percussion
A blend of vocal virtuosity and percussive wizardry, the Dutton/Sorbara duo displays a fusion of musical sensibilities fired by inventive technique and rigourously disciplined, fully acoustic, nonidiomatic free improvisation. Dutton’s soundsinging is laced with richly textured multiphonics, univocal intervals, rasps, rumbles, honks, howls, and wheezes, supplemented here and there with unorthodox mouth-harp touches. Sorbara meanwhile maintains a kit-driven framework of thunderous rolls, pops and pulses, subtle pointillistic punctuation, rustles and thumps, sizzles and slaps, augmented by a broad range of jingling and rattling extra-curriculars.
The pair weave sonic fabrics of textural and rhythmic originality, with alternating bursts of emotional intensity and placid moments of meditative calm, in a music characterized by deft colouristic highlights, sly asides, and dazzling technical prowess—plus, for this Hamilton performance, doses of Dutton’s textual poetry from his new book, Sonosyntactics: Selected and New Poetry.
Paul Dutton appears with kind support from:
GARY BARWIN/GREGORY BETTS/DAVID LEE
GARY BARWIN voice, winds, typewriter, computer
GREGORY BETTS voice
DAVID LEE cello, double bass
Soundwriting trio GEEBEEGEEBEEDEELEE makes music with voice, typewriters, winds, strings, computers, and words. Consisting of Giller-prize finalist meltedmedia artist Gary Barwin, experimental poet/performer Gregory Betts and master collaborator bassist David Lee, this is sound as a second English, English as a language of sound.