November 8 – IMOO #165: Chik White

***NOTE: This is a Wednesday show, and will take place from 8-10pm***

Darcy Spidle – jaw harp, vocalisations

with an opening set by:
David Broscoe – reeds, electronics
David Jackson – guitar, electronics

a word from the artist:
chik white music took a minimalist turn when I moved to West Chezzetcook, on the rural coast of Nova Scotia, in 2009. Around then I acquired a collection of handmade jaw harps and began a regular ritual of improvising on the instruments in natural settings, a ritual that continues on a weekly basis. Over time, my harp project morphed into experimental territory and has come to incorporate preparations, techniques, and performative elements that tease uncomfortable vocalizations from my mouth, throat, and lungs.

“A thoroughly unique and brilliant experiment with the instrument that proves less is more.” The Quietus

“This is not improvisation so much as possession, the distressed calls of ancestor spirits surging up from Spidle‚Äôs diaphragm in uncontrollable flux, his increasingly frenetic jaw harp strikes a hapless attempt to hold them at bay.” We Need No Swords

“Some passages are so glumpsy they’re hilarious, others have a darkly industrial vibe, and the bulk is righteously freaked. A fine thing.” The Wire