Remnants Of Late Colour marks the first release by emerging Canadian composer Craig Aalders. Recorded in Vancouver over the winter and spring of 2011-2012, the album is the culmination of an extended period of study related to sound, composition, recording techniques and improvisation.
Over the course of its 9 tracks the album navigates its way through a series of evocative abstract sound compositions. The diverse sonic terrain seamlessly shifts between ambient and electroacoustic music, sound art, and modern composition. Billowing textures, falling leaves, crackling static, and treated synthesizer and guitar coalesce in a continuous flow of sound. Subtle themes of representation, projection, impermanence and isolation are hinted at throughout the work.
Three pieces from the album have premiered over the past year. "After Image 63-67" was performed at the Sonic Boom 2012 Festival. "Falling Leaves (Mono No Aware)" was performed at the Further Series 2012 Electroacoustic Concert. "Aerial Perspectives/Passing Shadows" was premiered at the Soundasaurus 2012 Festival of Multimedia Sound Arts.
released June 11, 2013
Music written, performed and recorded by Craig Aalders.