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BenB then and now


Ben Borden is a texan-turned-montrealer. he tends to live in small spaces–closets serve him just fine. i don’t know this for sure, but i imagine that if you were to visit one of these rooms you may happen upon a glockenspiel, a collection of handsome cardigans, framed oil paintings whose artists are unknown, foreign magazines, various cameras, projectors, and synths in varying conditions, the remnants of modest meals. i imagine it to be an interesting sort of space, a neat choice collection of things… the first image dates back to one of the first times i ever saw ben perform, in the old bear loft, and this picture sums it up, if i remember correctly he played that guitar with a wide variety of things (that may have been found kicking around his room). we’ve been following ben’s musical adventure since he moved to montreal, and you can check out his and david ertel’s latest endevor SOLAR YEAR .

practice #10: layered in synth trance

practice #10: layered in synth trance
saturday, march 25th, 5pm, free entry
never apart
7049 saint-urbain
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time. seating is limited and first come, first served.

talented artist matthew stinis sets up an ambient languid cloud with layers of synth, allowing listeners to rest busy thoughts and become slow in their personal reflection. this meditation employs a immersive sound with a subtle narrative to capture the attention and provide a focal point. minimal changes help to reinvest in awareness without providing content to distract. 

stinis is known for his experimental, industrial noises that incorporate lower frequencies with powerful transporting vibrations. with drone sets that nod to noise music, stinis uses reverb, loops, and pitch shifting to evolve the sound. this set has the potential to gently guide listeners through a visceral-auditory sensation into a transformative state of deep relaxation.

learn more about the talented sound artist matthew stinis, here.

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