If you’ve been keeping up with our Twitter feed you probably already know that we will be helping to host Diamond Atlas’ first concert/event series Fortune featuring performances by Southern Shores, Foxes in Fiction, and Teen Daze.
Fortune is a sound and visual showcase with a mission to create an incredible night of live music, visual art, and bring out a whole new group of show goers, music lovers and weirdos alike. The first Fortune showcase will take place on May 3rd, 2012, at The Garrison here in Toronto. We’re really proud to be a part of bringing forth amazing talent to our city and being able to work with Diamond Atlas.
In anticipation to the event we will be posting exclusive material on the blog, the first of which is this deep listening mixtape put together by Warren Hildebrand of Foxes in Fiction. It has become THE mixtape we go to when were looking to get some work done or just zone out and reconnect with the world around us. A truly beautiful landscape of transportive sonic wavelengths. Below is what Warren had to say about his motivations behind the work.
“This mixtape is a collection of some of my favourite instrumental and ambient music that I’ve come across in the past few years. I usually reserve a lot of this stuff for periods when I’m feeling especially stressed and strung out. As I’m sure is the case with a lot of people who enjoy this kind of music, I always find that binging on ambient music helps me to relax and retreat into my own mind and process whatever thoughts that I have endlessly rattling around in my head. I also tried to sequence all these songs in way that would work best for the kind of music that it is and the kind of energy each song has as to not be completely boring. I hope you enjoy these recordings as much as I do and attach your own memories and meaning to each of them.”
– Foxes in Fiction
Tracklist and an explanation about the philosophy of deep listening are after the jump.
1. Memoryhouse – Minor White
2. RxRy – Baulkn Slihts
3. Bradford Cox & Locket Pundt – Urbana Library of Electronic Music
4. Gas – Untitled #4
5. Casino Versus Japan – Untitled
6. Foxes in Fiction – Static Cults
7. Benoit Pioulard – I Emptied My Lungs Into The Dirigible.
8. Balam Acab – Big Boy
9. The Sight Below – Dour
10. K.C. Accidental – Residential Love Song
“Deep Listening is a philosophy and practice developed by Pauline Oliveros that distinguishes the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary selective nature of listening. The result of the practice cultivates appreciation of sounds on a heightened level, expanding the potential for connection and interaction with one’s environment, technology and performance with others in music and related arts.”