JOYFULTALK

Music - Minimalist Environmental Halifax, NS

Free-thinking Nova Scotia composer, musician and visual artist Jay Crocker (aka JOYFULTALK) channels Minimalism, Japanese environmental music, Maghrebian rhythmic modes and other numinous folkways to create his most focused, vibrant work to date - A Separation of Being. Based on a monumental, kaleidoscopic graphic score, this three-part suite is airtight; interlocking arcs of polyrhythmic deep groove roll out in spellbinding propulsion, the music gathering its warmth from the strings and its peculiarities from Crocker’s bespoke instrumentation and analog clockworks. The separation of being here is not division or rupture, but buoyant freedom through conduction of circulatory energies, marked by flowing melodic rondos of gyrating strings and sonic pointillism.

Saturday – SEPTEMBER 12