"The flow here is one of continual reinvention and struggle...a constant meeting of similar yet ultimately incompatible elements that come together and cast negative shapes onto the silence below them."
- Richard Pinnell | The Watchful Ear
With a small suitcase modular synthesizer and radio Jamie Drouin explores the edges of minimalism through sparse, yet intensely focused compositions which freely combine elements of new music, noise, and electro-acoustic improvisation
Continuing with some of the themes found in his gallery installations, Drouin incorporates the ubiquitous palette of electrical-based noise pollution, exploring the positioning of these familiar domestic and environmental sounds within abstract music frameworks. In doing so, his works seek to expand and transform audience perceptions of familiar habitats, altering the meaning of the residual electronic sounds with which we share our contemporary spaces.
His commercially released recordings of collaborations with international artists such as Johnny Chang, Crys Cole, Lance Austin Olsen, Mathieu Ruhlmann, and Sabine Vogel have won praise for their distinct voice in the fields of electroacoustic and improvised new music.
Technical - venue provides a sturdy table surface 2x3 feet minimum, grounded power bar, 2x 1/8" mono leads from table to main speakers. No accompanying projected visuals please.