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international festival
of digital creativity
and electronic music
Édition 19
2226.08
2018
Montréal
Québec
Canada

Miraj CA

Expérience 4
August 25, 2018, 15:00 - 23:15
Live: 17:45 - 18:45
Who
The Yellowknife-based project of Harrison Roberts and Sami Blanco
Style
atmospheric ambient-house lullabies, solstice-spanning soundscapes that tap into dubby divinations and earthy techno textures.
Labels
1080p
Latest
Witchcraft (2017)
More
When he lived in Montreal, Sami Blanco was a tenant of famed DIY loft space Torn Curtain, out of which he recorded music, painted psychedelic murals and ran the experimental artist collective Internetisdead.
Links
Reb Bull Music Academy
Bandcamp
Power Puerto Rico
Instagram

With their pulsating, celebratory beats indebted to the expansive beauty and isolated taiga of the Northwest Territories, Miraj creates open-ended rhythmic canvases that every listener can project their atmospheric excursions onto. Their solstice-spanning, ambient-house soundscapes gleefully tap into dubby divinations and cosmic techno textures.

Founded in Yellowknife in 2015, Miraj is the spaced-out multidisciplinary collaboration between Harrison Roberts (aka Fritz Zwicky) and Sami Blanco (aka Temple Volant). Their downtempo, often A/V enhanced project, employs improvisation techniques in a hybrid mixing experience of analog & digital machines – namely, hardware synths, field recordings, midi controllers and mixers. The resulting dubby lullabies have been coupled with projected visuals that take after geomancy and microcosmic elements from their isolated, oft-chilly surroundings. Miraj regularly perform on radio shows (Ravelength), art galleries and festivals such as Folk on the Rocks. Roberts and Blanco also occasionally produce music in Montréal, while collaborating with artists such as Cop Car Bonfire, Ylang Ylang and Doldrums.

Seasoned improvisers, the duo bring their hypnotic and quintessentially northern beat brew (which has been frequently powered off the grid, care of car batteries), to the festival’s outdoor stage.

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