suoni x practice 25: ari swan

Suoni Per Il PopoloCKUT 90.3FM et Never Apart présentent:

practice #25: ari swan
saturday, june 2nd, 4pm, PWYC
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.

ari swan will utilise voice, violin, and electronics to create a longform looping collage of tones and breath work aimed at triggering a deeper connection with the present moment, and the space we all occupy together. 

ari swan’s music combines strings, voice, and electronic effects to create complex sounds that are reflective of her diverse musical interests. her compositions contain the complexity of her classical training but are influenced by pop and electronic sensibilities. her works are influenced by artists such as björk, brian eno, donovan, and philip glass. ari’s solo compositions explore improvisatory performance techniques and include visual artists and dancers.

in september of 2013, Ari released her debut ep, symphony plastique. engineered and produced by juno award winner jamie thompson (esmerine, the unicorns, reversing falls), the album combines violin, voice, and percussion with electronic effects and unconventional recording techniques. the album has received praise from critics, who describe the music as “fun, playful, and at times intricate; a true symphonic debut” (cjlo magazine) and “honest, accessible, and unique” (cult mtl). in february of 2014, ari was named one of aux magazine’s “11 unconventional canadian singer-songwriters you need to hear”. ari swan has appeared at several montreal festivals, including pop montreal, one man band, and suoni per il popolo. in 2015, ari collaborated with jamie thompson, composer and arranger quinn brander, and the spacesuits on a multidisciplinary, improvised installation and performance series exploring afrofuturistic themes. 


Ari Swan combinera violon, voix ainsi qu’une palette d’instruments électroniques afin de construire un collage de tonalités répétitives et circulaires qui invite à un travail de la respiration et à une connexion plus profonde avec l’espace et le moment présent.

La musique d’Ari Swan mêle cordes, voix et effets électroniques pour créer des sons complexes qui évoquent une grande diversité d’intérêts musicaux. Ses compositions évoquent à la fois la formation classique de l’artiste, et ses sensibilités pop et électroniques. Ses influences incluent notamment Björk, Brian Eno, Donovan et Philip Glass. Les pièces solos d’Ari explorent différentes techniques d’improvisation, et mettent souvent à contribution des artistes visuels et des danseurs.

En septembre 2013, Ari faisait paraître son premier EP, Symphony Plastique. Produit par Jamie Thompson, récipiendaire de prix Juno (Esmerine, The Unicorns, Reversing Falls), l’album combine violon, voix et percussions à des effets électroniques et des méthodes non conventionnelles d’enregistrement. Acclamé par la critique, l’album est décrit comme « ludique et intriguant, un véritable début symphonique » (CJLO Magazine), mais aussi comme « honnête, accessible et unique » (Cult MTL). En février 2014, Ari était reconnue par le Aux Magazine comme l’un des 11 auteurs(trices)-compositeurs(trices)- interprètes canadien(ne)s atypiques à découvrir. L’artiste a participé à de nombreux festivals montréalais, incluant Pop Montreal, One Man Band et Suoni per il Popolo. En 2015, Ari collaborait avec Jamie Thompson, le compositeur et l’orchestrateur Quinn Brander et The Spacesuits sur une série de performances improvisées, installatives et multidisciplinaires explorant des thématiques afrofuturistes.


practice is an investigation of the capability of sound to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. through a series of noise 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 noise 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 listeners are invited to bring their own sitting paraphernalia if they please.

never apart is a non-profit organization in montréal, québec, canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through cultural programming with global reach and impact.

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We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather for this event is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.