Cool friends

It’s been a while since our last blog post! SHHH!! is deep in project planning mode (๐ŸŒ‹๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽถ), so not too much of our own news to write about at the moment!

We thought we would take the opportunity to share some recordings recently released by a few of our friends (#talent)! We’re listening to them lots, and we think you should too! ๐Ÿคฏ๐ŸŽง

Daniel Ramjattan – Inspirations

๐Ÿ˜Ž: Solo guitar sorcery, ft. music by SHHH!! collaborators John Gordon Armstrong and Raphael Weinroth-Browne. ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿค˜

๐Ÿ”—: https://danielramjattan.bandcamp.com/releases

Radia – Of Glow & Abandon

๐Ÿ˜Ž: #BanffBuddy, Radia also performed at our first ONMC concert as artistic directors in October, 2021! This debut EP is slick. ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŽป๐ŸคŒ

๐Ÿ”—: https://radiaviola.bandcamp.com/releases

Lara Deutsch & Philip Chiu – Night Light

๐Ÿ˜Ž: fellow Ottawa-based-badass (Lara), ft. music by SHHH!! collaborators Jocelyn Morlock and Frรฉdรฉric Lacroix. ๐ŸŒ‡๐Ÿš—๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ

๐Ÿ”—: https://www.leaf-music.ca/product/lm249/

Martin Daigle – Mossy Cobblestone

๐Ÿ˜Ž: also a #BanffBuddy, this one is a BANGER. ๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿซ–๐Ÿฅ

๐Ÿ”—: https://martindrum.bandcamp.com/releases

Monica Pearce (performed by Maureen Batt & Simon Docking) – Aunt Helen

๐Ÿ˜Ž: Monica Pearce, SHHH!! collaborator & composer of the awesomest music (including our beloved leather). ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’ฏ

๐Ÿ”—: https://www.leaf-music.ca/product/lm2012/

Happy Listening! ๐Ÿ™‚

March 15, 2021 – WholeNote Cover Story

Great (and unexpected!) way to start the week: we made the cover of The WholeNote!

In the article we talk about staying creative and positive during the pandemic, upcoming projects including our recent appointment as AD’s of the Ottawa New Music Creators, Kelly-Marie Murphy’s Double Concerto premiere with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, and quinzee building technique… among many other topics!

Read the full article here: https://kiosk.thewholenote.com/?fbclid=IwAR3BvD2JXrSEwBJv6H4d_J4VXgpvt41RCd_LSW1hACLQt_FOL9N44nJX000

February 3, 2021 – In Concert Spotlight

Despite continued COVID setbacks 2021 is off to a great start! If you are reading this blog you have probably seen, or at least noticed, that we launched our NightCAPS w/ SHHH!! Ensemble series on January 30th! If not, check out Episode 1 (ft. Jocelyn Morlock and her beautiful piece Spirit Gradient), here. If you would like to support the NightCAPS series you can make a donation here.

This Sunday (February 7th) at 2:00pm SHHH!! Ensemble will be the featured artists on CBC Radio 2โ€™s In Concert with Paolo Pietropaolo

We recorded this special edition of ourย SHHHuffleย concert live-for-broadcast at Music Mondays Toronto (Church of the Holy Trinity) in October 2020. Needless to say, we are thrilled to be presenting our unique avant-accessible performance to a national audience through the CBC.

SHHHuffle includes music by Francis Poulenc, Andy Akiho, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco alongside three Canadian works: Album of Old Photographs by Christine Donkin, Echoes of the Past by Noora Nakhaei, and Spirit Gradient by Jocelyn Morlock. 

The programme will be available live via https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/2-4292-in-concert; through the CBC Listen app; or on the radio!