Instrumentation:

for 4 speakers (soundcloud playback is a stereo mix down)

Programme Note:

Qanimts is a collaboration between Remy Siu and Russell Wallace. Originally imagined as a “Salish Beatbox,” the piece uses Salish consonants as its dominant sound material. The voices featured are that of Russell Wallace and his daughter, Justine Wallace. The piece was commissioned for a retrospective event at the Western Front for the artist group “Neo-Nativism.”

Performances:

  • March 4th, 2017 - eMuse @ VCC
  • March 26th, 2015 - Sonic Boom New Music Festival 2015 @ Pyatt Hall
  • November 15th, 2014 - "Neo-Nativism vs. New Music" @ the Western Front

commissioned by Russell Wallace