Practice #24: anabasine


Never Apart
7049 Rue St–Urbain
Montreal, QC H2S 3S4

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anabasine builds an improvised set using synthesizer and effects-based drones, zooming in on the mind-rhythms of dance-oriented electronic musics to explore polyrhythm, phasing, and repetition with a stretched attention span.

Can these structural elements create a similar listening space to beat-driven music when stripped of their velocity and percussion? anabasine experiments with a gentle approach to explore if some of the trance-like effects and benefits of “zoning out” on the dancefloor are retained when translated into a meditative drone set. both dancing and meditating to music are specialized, focused forms of intensely conscious listening; in this way, dance music can be thought of as a kind of technology-of-mind alongside the action of improvisational dance, and likewise, drone music alongside meditation. Join us to explore a long-form sit-down with there phenomena.

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About Practice

Practice is an investigation of the capability of sound to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. Through a series of noise and ambient sets, practice explores the experiential application of theories underpinning the transformational properties of sound, such as cymatics, music therapy, sound healing, brain entrainment, and binaural-beat perception.

Each session features a different artist, who, informed by their own knowledge of sound, creates a immersive set intended to bend consciousness. Listeners are encouraged to embrace a receptive, meditative attitude during sets.

We don’t mind if you’re new or old to noise or meditation. If you’re curious to be engaged, to open yourself to new experiences and to hear some noise, then join us.

We have yoga mats available to use and participants are invited to bring their own sitting paraphernalia if they please.

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