Vol. 1: Off the ShelfSandra Joy Friesen is a pianist with a broad range of repertoire and musical interests, from traditional to contemporary, to interpretation of pictorial scores and inter-disciplinary collaboration.Mark Takeshi McGregor (flute) and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (piano) explore the musical ties between Canada and Japan.This fascinating selection of sonotexts by Toronto based artist W. Mark Sutherland, who acknowledges Bob Cobbing as his mentor, may well mark a critical development in the life of sound poetry. - Julian Cowley of The Wire (2012)The 'nightingale' is a reference to the metaphor which is attributed to Brahms' clarinettist friend, Richard Muhlfeld.Constantinople weaves together threads from East-West, sacred-secular, past-present, real-mythical, high art-popular culture and much more. The strength of its underlying message is reinforced by the way Christos Hatzis challenges our expectation that its music belongs in one genre or another.
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