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This trio came together for one brief evening, in the hours between Normand’s arrival to and swift departure from Calgary, on his recent cross-Canada tour. Normand, a fixture in Quebec’s fertile creative music scene (he lives in Rimouski, where he runs a space/series, and also spends good chunks of time in Montréal rubbing elbows with the Ambiance Magnetique scene). The choice of electric bass in an ’improv’ context can be a strange one, but Normand does an admirable job of renedering his instrument mostly unrecognizable. Multiple outputs, contact mics, and a bank of homemade effects assist in this. The Bent Spoon Duo, as usual represented by Chris Dadge and Scott Munro, cover a variety of sonic locales. Munro plays strings, electronics, trombone, SK-1, and voice. Dadge plays percussion, strings, amplified objects, and SK-1. For the most part, this is ragged electro-acoustic improvising, but more than once the set becomes heavily reminiscent of Philip Jeck and his gritty, swirling textures. Though not a usual reference point for Bug Incision music, we’re happy to see the similarities.

Durée totale: 31m09s