Jason Sharp has emerged as one of Canada's most fascinating New Music composers in recent years. From his roots as a saxophonist in Montreal's fertile avant-jazz and improv scenes, Sharp developed as a soloist with drone-based durational music, circular breathing, and an increasing exploration of the body and technology. His stunning new album Stand Above The Streams comes out February 23 on Constellation Records and features a collaboration with sound installation artist Adam Basanta to complement Sharp’s own customized MIDI and synthesis apparatuses that process and amplify his heart beat, breathing and saxophone playing. Sharp is thrilled to premiere this new work in what is sure to be a gripping and immersive instrumental music voyage through electroacoustic drone, melody, microtone and rhythmic pulse: systems music with a beating heart.
Opening act: Automatisme, the alter-ego of Saint-Hyacinthe-based producer William Jourdain, in his first Montreal performance following his appearance at MUTEK last year.